Stocks Jump Again
Stocks had an impressive week yet again, as each of the domestic indexes reached record highs and gained at least 2%.  The S&P 500 added 2.23%, the Dow increased 2.09%, and the NASDAQ grew 2.31%.  International stocks in the MSCI EAFE joined the growth, adding 1.49%. 
On Monday, January 22, the government shutdown ended after 3 days, as House and Senate members reached an initial compromise. President Trump signed the measure on Monday evening, securing government funding until February 8.