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Stock prices pulled back last week from record highs as there was growing sentiment that an initial interest-rate cut could be pushed into the second half of this year. Minneapolis Fed President Kashkari made headlines by stating that it's possible the Fed might not cut rates this year if inflation continues to show signs of cooling.

Stock prices generally advanced last week as the S&P 500 reached another new record high. Investors responded favorably to economic data as equity market breadth improved, resulting in strong monthly gains across a wider group of stocks for the month of March.

Stock prices rose last week as the Fed struck a dovish tone and the S&P 500 reached a new record high. Investors responded favorably to the Fed’s decision to hold on rate cuts until they are more confident that inflation will not reaccelerate. Small and mid-cap stocks underperformed their large cap peers and growth generally outperformed value.

Equities were mostly lower on the week as inflation concerns drove yields higher. It was a risk-off week as small and mid-cap stocks underperformed. Value slightly outperformed growth, and large-cap stocks were only modestly lower. Large-value was the best-performing size and style.

Equities ended a volatile week modestly higher as investors digested conflicting labor data. Style trends reversed as value outperformed growth. Mid-cap stocks outperformed large and small-cap stocks.

Equities were mostly higher on the week as inflation data was in line with expectations. Markets broadened out as mid and small-cap stocks outperformed large, but style trends continued with growth outperforming value.

Most equity indexes moved higher last week on the back of strong Q4 earnings reports. The S&P 500 ended the week 1.68% higher after experiencing its best day in over a year on Thursday.

Stock prices pulled back slightly as the S&P 500 experienced its first weekly decline since the start of the year. The week did bring some favorable earnings surprises, with the estimated earnings growth rate now at 3.2%, up from 2.8% a week ago and 1.5% at the end of the fourth quarter.

Stock prices moved higher once again as the S&P 500 surpassed the 5,000-point threshold for the first time and marked its 14th positive week out of the past 15. After beginning negative, recent earnings results have shifted expectations markedly with fourth-quarter net income expected to rise 2.9% compared to a year ago.

Stock prices continued their trek higher as economic data outweighed hawkish Fed rhetoric. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed more than 1% overall, marking the 13th positive week out of 14 for the S&P 500.

Stock prices finished the week with gains as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average once again reached new all-time highs. Earnings growth expectations for the S&P 500 improved last week, with 25% of companies reporting actual results, the most recent estimates coming in at a decline of -1.4% for the fourth quarter and just above 0% for the calendar year 2023.

Stock prices were mixed, but most major indexes finished the week with gains as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average reached new all-time highs. Earnings season is still in the early innings, with only 10% of companies reporting actual results. S&P 500 earnings growth expectations were softened again, with the most recent estimates coming in at a decline of -1.7% for the fourth quarter and effectively 0% for the calendar year 2023.

Stock prices generally advanced as most major indexes finished the week with gains. Earnings season kicked off with several large banks that showed American consumers remain resilient. S&P 500 earnings growth expectations were softened, with the most recent forecasts coming in around 0% for the fourth quarter and 0.5% for the calendar year 2023.

For the first time in more than nine weeks, the S&P 500 ended the week lower as investor sentiment showed some signs of skepticism. Analysts have been lowering S&P 500 earnings growth expectations, with the most recent forecasts coming in around 1% for the fourth quarter and calendar year 2023.

Stock prices were mixed as the S&P 500 narrowly missed out on setting a new all-time high. The S&P 500 still managed to deliver a gain for the ninth consecutive week, the longest streak since 2004. Despite the strong results, expectations have been more pessimistic in their earnings outlooks for the fourth quarter.

Equities climbed higher last week as investors contemplated the future path of monetary policy. All sizes and styles were higher, with small-cap stocks outperforming. Growth outperformed value in large and mid-cap stocks, and small-cap stocks were higher across all styles.

Equities continued the path higher last week as better than expected economic data supported the dovish tone of the fed. All sizes and styles were higher for the week but small-cap stocks outperformed. Value outperformed in large caps but underperformed in mid and small.

Equities were mixed during the week as investors sifted through labor-related economic data. Small cap stocks outperformed large cap. Year-to-date large cap trends continued with growth outperforming value. Communication services and consumer discretionary were the best-performing sectors for the week.

Fixed-income securities have grown more attractive. Thanks to higher interest rates, their returns are more enticing. What has been a challenging environment for debt holders has transformed into a more opportune environment for new debt investors or existing debt investors seeking to deploy additional capital.

Good governance is paramount for a fiduciary committee entrusted with the management and oversight of financial assets. Whether the assets are associated with a retirement plan, a foundation, or an endowment, a well-considered governance structure is crucial and will lead to optimal decision-making.

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