On Friday, the markets closed the week gaining traction. The Dow had 7 days of consecutive growth, rising 2.34% - its largest weekly gain since March. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 rose 2.41%, the NASDAQ jumped 2.68%, and the MSCI EAFE increased 1.41%.
Domestic indexes posted strong results on Friday, May 4, as the latest labor report data lessened investors' concerns abou t inflation and interest rates.
We just finished the busiest week of 1 st quarter earnings season, and although many companies shared positive results, stock indexes experienced modest declines.  The S&P 500 lost 0.01%, the Dow dropped 0.62%, and the NASDAQ gave back 0.37%. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE decreased by 0.39% .
Stocks posted moderate gains last week, as the S&P 500 added 0.52%, the Dow increased 0.42%, and the NASDAQ rose 0.56%. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE followed suit, gaining 0.41%.
Market volatility continues. Stocks slid on Friday, April 13, but still held on to gains for the week.  The S&P 500 increased 1.99%, the Dow added 1.79%, and the NASDAQ was up 2.77%.  International stocks in the MSCI EAFE also rose, gaining 1.45% .
Domestic stocks lost ground last week as trade war concerns continued to rattle investors. With these declines, the Dow officially moved back into correction territory.  For the week, the S&P 500 lost 1.43%, the Dow dipped 0.95%, and the NASDAQ dropped 2.11%.[ 2] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE managed a 0.38% increase .
Markets were closed on March 30 for Good Friday, but in the four days of trading, stocks recovered some of this year's losses.  For the week, the S&P 500 added 2.09%, the Dow gained 2.67%, and the NASDAQ increased by 1.03%.  International stocks in the MSCI EAFE grew 0.81% .
Markets experienced significant declines last week. The S&P 500 lost 5.95%, the Dow dropped 5.66%, and the NASDAQ declined 6.54%.  With these losses, all 3 domestic indexes had their worst weekly performance in more than 2 years.  International stocks also declined, with the MSCI EAFE giving back 2.64% .
Markets were up on Friday, but domestic stocks lost ground for the week as political turmoil and potential trade wars weighed on investors' minds. The S&P 500 dropped 1.24%, the Dow gave back 1.54%, and the NASDAQ decreased 1.04%. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE barely avoided losses with a 0.13% gain. 
Domestic stocks leapt ahead last week as the latest jobs report inspired renewed confidence in our economic standing. The S&P 500 added 3.54%, and the Dow gained 3.25%.  The NASDAQ erased its losses from February's market correction to hit a new record close while growing 4.17% for the week. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE increased by 1.79% .