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The major U.S. stock market indexes had mixed performance last week. The Russell 2000 small-capitalization index rose 0.48%, the NASDAQ Composite gained 0.06%, the S&P 500 fell 0.74%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down by 1.34%.

U.S. equity markets posted gains in one of the three indexes last week. The S&P 500 fell 0.74%, the NASDAQ Composite rose 0.06%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased by 1.34%.

Last week, the gold spot price was down 3.98% and the U.S. Dollar Index rose 0.56%. The Gold Bullion Strategy Fund (QGLDX) was down 4.56% for the week.

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Market Update 9/25/23

The major U.S. stock market indexes fell significantly last week, keeping in line with the seasonal trend for September. The Russell 2000 fell by 3.82%, the NASDAQ Composite lost 3.62%, the S&P 500 declined by 2.93%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down by 1.89%.

U.S. equity markets posted losses in all three indexes last week. The S&P 500 fell 2.93%, the NASDAQ Composite lost 3.62%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased by 1.89%.

Last week, the gold spot price increased by 0.07% and the U.S. Dollar Index went up 0.25%. The Gold Bullion Strategy Fund (QGLDX) went up 0.09% for the week.

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Market Update 9/18/23

The major U.S. stock market indexes were mostly down last week. The S&P 500 decreased by 0.16%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.12%, the NASDAQ Composite was down 0.39%, and the Russell 2000 small-capitalization index dropped 0.24%.

U.S. equity markets posted gains in one of the three indexes last week. The S&P 500 was down 0.16%, the NASDAQ Composite fell 0.39%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.12%.

Last week, the gold spot price was up 0.25% and the U.S. Dollar Index increased 0.22%. The Gold Bullion Strategy Fund (QGLDX) increased by 0.14% for the week.

In August, 26 exchange-traded products (“ETPs”) were added to the ETF Deathwatch list and 19 were removed, bringing the total to 513.

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Market Update 9/11/23

The major U.S. stock indexes declined last week. The drop was led by the Industrials sector, which lost 2.92%. The Russell 2000 small-capitalization index lost 3.61%, the NASDAQ declined 1.93%, the S&P 500 dipped 1.29%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.75%.

U.S. equity markets posted losses in all three indexes last week. The S&P 500 lost 1.29%, the NASDAQ Composite was down 1.93%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.75%.

Last week, the gold spot price fell 1.08% and the U.S. Dollar Index was up 0.82%. The Gold Bullion Strategy Fund (QGLDX) fell 1.19% for the week.

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Market Update 9/5/23

The major U.S. stock market indexes gained back some of August’s losses last week. The Russell 2000 small-capitalization index rose 3.63%, the NASDAQ Composite climbed 3.25%, the S&P 500 gained 2.50%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased by 1.43%.

U.S. equity markets posted gains in all three indexes last week. The S&P 500 went up 2.50%, the NASDAQ Composite increased by 3.25%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1.43%.

Last week, the gold spot price gained 1.31% and the U.S. Dollar Index gained 0.15%. The Gold Bullion Strategy Fund (QGLDX) gained 1.34% for the week.

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The major U.S. stock market indexes finished mixed last week. The S&P 500 Stock Index rose 0.80%, the NASDAQ rallied 2.26%, and the Russell 2000 lost 0.31%. Bonds rallied after the sharp sell-offs of the previous week.

U.S. equity markets posted gains in two of the three indexes last week. The S&P 500 went up 0.82%, the NASDAQ Composite increased by 2.26%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased by 0.45%.

Last week, the gold spot price went up 1.36% and the U.S. Dollar Index gained 0.68%. The Gold Bullion Strategy Fund (QGLDX) rose 1.36% for the week.

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The major U.S. stock market indexes continued their sell-off last week. The Russell 2000 small-capitalization index fell 3.41%, the NASDAQ Composite lost 2.59%, the Dow Jones Industrial Index was down 2.21%, and the S&P 500 dropped 2.11%.

U.S. equity markets posted losses in all three indexes last week. The S&P 500 fell 2.11%, the NASDAQ Composite fell 2.59%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased by 2.21%.

Last week, the gold spot price lost 1.28% and the U.S. Dollar Index was up 0.52%. The Gold Bullion Strategy Fund (QGLDX) was down 1.34% for the week.

In July, 18 exchange-traded products (“ETPs”) were added to the ETF Deathwatch list and 54 were removed, bringing the total to 506.

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The major U.S. stock indexes were mostly down last week. The NASDAQ, despite a 3.54% gain in Energy stocks, lost 1.90%; the Russell 2000 Index dropped 1.65%; the S&P 500 fell 0.31%; and the Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced the only gain, climbing 0.62%.

U.S. equity markets posted a gain in one of the three indexes last week. The S&P 500 fell 0.31%, the NASDAQ Composite lost 1.90%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average went up 0.62%.

Last week, the gold spot price was down 1.5% and the U.S. Dollar Index was up 0.81%. The Gold Bullion Strategy Fund (QGLDX) lost 1.55% for the week.

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The major U.S. stock market indexes took a breather from recent gains last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.11%, the Russell 2000 small-capitalization index dropped 1.21%, the S&P 500 Index lost 2.27%, and the NASDAQ Composite was down 2.85%.

Last week, the gold spot price fell by 0.85% and the U.S. Dollar Index gained 0.39%. The Gold Bullion Strategy Fund (QGLDX) was down 0.99% for the week.

U.S. equity markets posted losses in all three indexes last week. The S&P 500 fell 2.27%, the NASDAQ Composite decreased by 2.85%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.11%.

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U.S. equity markets posted gains in all three indexes last week. The S&P 500 rose 1.01%, the NASDAQ Composite was up 2.02%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.66%.

Last week, the gold spot price was down 0.12% and the U.S. Dollar Index gained 0.55%. The Gold Bullion Strategy Fund (QGLDX) fell 0.18% for the week.

The major market indexes finished up last week. The S&P 500 Stock Index rose 1.0%, the NASDAQ rallied 2.0%, and the Russell 2000 gained 1.1%. Bonds struggled.

Whether you are talking to portfolio managers, researchers, financial advisers, or marketing experts in the financial-services industry, the conventional wisdom seems to be that investors are motivated primarily by two emotions: greed and fear.

The second quarter of 2023 saw continued gains in equities, while safe-haven assets such as gold and long-term government Treasurys declined.

U.S. equity markets posted gains in two of the three indexes last week. The S&P 500 went up 0.69%, the NASDAQ Composite was down 0.57%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 2.08%.

Last week, the gold spot price increased 0.34% and the U.S. Dollar Index gained 1.16%. The Gold Bullion Strategy Fund (QGLDX) was up 0.32% for the week.

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The major U.S. stock indexes rose last week on strong economic data. The Russell 2000 small-cap index added 3.56%, technology stocks pushed the NASDAQ to a 3.32% gain, the S&P 500 increased by 2.42%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.29%.

U.S. equity markets posted gains in all three indexes last week. The S&P 500 gained 2.42%, the NASDAQ Composite gained 3.32%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.29%.

Last week, the gold spot price went up 1.57% and the U.S. Dollar Index lost 2.31%. The Gold Bullion Strategy Fund (QGLDX) was up 1.51% for the week.

June ETF Deathwatch contains 542 zombie ETFs and ETNs.