We start third quarter trading today, but before we turn the page let’s look back. The Dow is up about 3% and the S&P 500 up about 2.7% for the year. The Nasdaq is down 3.3% in 2016. The Dow and S&P 500 was up in the second quarter for the third quarter in a row. All that even with the big correction to start the year and the Brexit crisis. After a strong three-day rally, the Dow and S&P 500 have regained over 90% percent of their Brexit-related losses. The stock market is closed on Monday for the long fourth of July holiday weekend. (CNBC)
Social Security beneficiaries will get a projected 0.2% increase in Social Security payments due to inflation. Last year beneficiaries received no increase. (AP)
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S&P 500 is flat and the NASDAQ is flat. MSCI International Index is flat.
Oil is down 10 cents at $48.23 a barrel. In the second quarter, oil gained 26%, the biggest quarterly gain since 2009. (Fox Business News)
Gold is up $15 at $1336 a Troy ounce. Gold is headed for its fifth weekly gain. Gold gained 8.8% in June, its biggest monthly rise since February. (Reuters)
With Northwest Quadrant Wealth Management, a Registered Investment Advisor I am Troy Reinhart.