The week started out with a choppy trading session, but at the end of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 Index and NASDAQ Composite all ended in positive territory. Energy and Financial stocks led the market higher, offsetting the weakness in Healthcare and Utilities. The following day, news on trade relations with China weighed on investors and erased early gains, resulting in a mixed session. Midweek brought the conclusion of the two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting, where the central bank opted to leave interest rates unchanged for the foreseeable future, parring back on quantitative tightening, which suggests the Fed believes the economy could be moderating. The major indices ended the day mixed with the S&P 500 ending down 0.29%, the Dow down 0.5% and the NASDAQ up less than 0.1%. Thursday saw trading at optimistic levels with Technology and Consumer Discretionary forging ahead. Weekly jobless claims retreated to 221,000 for the week. Stocks fell sharply on Friday as investors showed concerns for a slowing global economy. Weak data out of Germany sparked a selloff in European equities, sending domestic bond prices higher. For the week, the S&P was down 1.90%, the Dow lost 1.77%, and the tech-heavy NASDAQ lost 2.50%.