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Markets moved higher again last week amid relatively benign volatility conditions, writes Ian Slattery.
Despite it being a relatively light week for new economic data, the S&P 500 made a significant move on Thursday, writes Ian Slattery.
Markets moved higher last week, in a shortened trading period given global bank holidays, writes Ian Slattery.
Stocks finished the week in positive territory, in a session marked by lower trading volumes as a number of major markets prepared for the Bank Holiday weekend, writes Ian Slattery.
While the global economy continues to recover, this week's international news was mixed. Declines on the first three trading days of the week were largely offset by a rally on Thursday, writes Ian Slattery.
US data dominated the back end of last week, with the monthly payroll data coming in well below expectations, writes Ian Slattery.
Economic data and earnings helped stocks move higher last week as major indexes notched their fourth week of gains in a row, writes Ian Slattery.
Equities enjoyed their third positive week in a row, as a number of US indexes hit record highs once again, writes Ian Slattery.

Equities hit a record high in the US on Thursday, before markets closed for Good Friday, writes Ian Slattery.

Global stocks moved higher last week as a strengthening dollar enhanced returns from US based assets, writes Ian Slattery.