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389 East Morgan Street
Suite 1
Martinsville, IN 46151

800-301-0247

Jeff Main, AAMS®
Senior Vice President
Branch Manager
Phone: 765/349-0247
JMain@hilliard.com

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Daily Market Comment

Daily Market Recap -


Updated Each Business Day at Approximately 4:30 pm ET.



The major indices added to weekly gains today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 perched near all-time highs. Strong US economic data and merger news alongside of geopolitical tensions abroad dominated headlines this week. Trading volume was paltry throughout the week as many traders took an early Labor Day break.

The Dow Jones Industrials gained 18 points to 17,098. The S&P 500 gained 6 points to 2003. The NASDAQ advanced 22 points to 4580. The small caps of the Russell 2000 gained 8 points to 174. The Dow Transports put on 2 points to 8408 while the Dow Utility Index moved 4 points higher to 564.

About 616 million shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange while 368 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were more than 2 times as many winners compared to losers on both the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, losers nearly doubled winners. US Treasury Securities were little changed. Have a great holiday weekend.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Dendra Lambert at: 1-800-444-1854 x1239 or (502) 588-1239. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices turned lower following increased geopolitical tensions. Ukraine leaders said Russian military forces had entered the country. Turning to economic news, US data continued a recent trend of positive news. Second quarter gross domestic product rose by a stronger than forecast 4.2 percent. Pending home sales were up 3.3 percent in July. Weekly jobless claims fell by 1,000 to a slightly lower than expected 298,000 level.

The Dow Jones Industrials lost 42 points to 17,079. The S&P 500 shed 3 points to 1996. The NASDAQ subtracted almost 12 points to 4557. The small caps of the Russell 2000 gave up 6 points to 1165. The Dow Transports erased 22 points to 8405 while the Dow Utility Index added nearly 3 points to 560.

About 490 million shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange while 334 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were about 4 stocks lower for every 3 higher on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, losers nearly doubled winners. US Treasury Securities moved higher.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Dendra Lambert at: 1-800-444-1854 x1239 or (502) 588-1239. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

Stocks took a break with the major indices little changed following advances this week which placed the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average at all-time highs. There was little new information for investors as the economic calendar was empty today and only a smattering of mostly retail earnings news was released. Volume was light with many traders likely taking an early Labor Day break.

The Dow Jones Industrials pushed 15 points higher to 17,122. The S&P 500 inched fractionally higher to 2000. The NASDAQ shed a point to 4569. The small caps of the Russell 2000 gave back 2 points to 1172. The Dow Transports climbed 6 points to 8428 while the Dow Utility Index traded 4 points higher to 557.

About 496 million shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange while 350 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were about 3 stocks higher for every 2 lower on the New York Stock Exchange. However, trading breadth was negative on the NASDAQ with losers ahead of winners by a 7 to 6 margin. US Treasury Securities were mostly higher.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Dendra Lambert at: 1-800-444-1854 x1239 or (502) 588-1239. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average strike all-time highs. Today's ascent came with some upbeat economic data. July's durable goods orders surged 22.6 percent, nearly double the 12.6 percent increase which had been anticipated amid stronger than expected airplane orders. Home prices were up 8.1 percent year-over-year in June according the Case-Shiller home price index. Consumer confidence climbed to a much higher than expected 92.4 in August.

The Dow Jones Industrials gained 29 points to 17,106. The S&P 500 gained 2 points to close above 2000 for the first time. The NASDAQ gained 13 points to 4570. The small caps of the Russell 2000 headed 9 points higher to 1175. The Dow Transports subtracted 32 points to 8421 while the Dow Utility Index gave back 5 points to 552.

About 511 million shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange while 357 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were about 2 stocks higher for every 1 lower on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. US Treasury Securities were mostly lower.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Dendra Lambert at: 1-800-444-1854 x1239 or (502) 588-1239. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.
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