U.S. stock benchmarks opened a new quarter positively. The S&P 500 gained 1.65% in the opening week of July; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 1.21%; the Nasdaq Composite, 1.94%. Overseas, stocks in developed markets, tracked by MSCI’s EAFE index, rose 1.43%.1-4

On July 3, the S&P posted its latest record close: 2,995.82. On July 5, stocks fell, slightly, after the Department of Labor released its June employment report.5

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1 – quotes.wsj.com/index/SPX/historical-prices [7/5/19]
2 – quotes.wsj.com/index/DJIA/historical-prices [7/5/19]
3 – quotes.wsj.com/index/COMP/historical-prices [7/5/19]
4 – quotes.wsj.com/index/XX/990300/historical-prices[7/5/19]
5 – marketwatch.com/story/sp-500-heads-for-3rd-straight-record-ahead-of-private-sector-jobs-report-2019-07-03 [7/3/19]