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4/13/17 – Stocks Fall on Heightened Geopolitical Risks

Stocks Fall Amid Geopolitical Concerns Geopolitical risk catches up with markets this week What is the 10-year Treasury telling us about growth? Banks kick off earnings season in a strong fashion Stocks suffer their second worst week of the year … Continue reading

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4/7/17 – Stocks Calm in Busy Geopolitical Week

Stocks essentially flat in a busy week for news March jobs report disappoints US launches targeted strike in Syria Trump meets with Chinese leader Xi There was a lot of geopolitical news this week coupled with important jobs data. With … Continue reading

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3/31/17 – Stocks Increase, Brexit Moves Forward, Retail Under Pressure

Stocks Finish 1st Quarter on Positive Note, Brexit Formally Initiated Stocks rebound in the final week of March UK formally initiates process to leave the EU Retail bankruptcies pile up Stocks finished the last week of March on a positive … Continue reading

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3/24/17 – Stocks’ Worst Week Since Election

Stocks suffer worst week since before election Tuesday broke a 110 day streak without a 1% decline Republicans unable to pass healthcare reform Markets experienced their largest decline of 2017 this week. Most of the weakness occurred on Tuesday as … Continue reading

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3/17/17 – Fed Raises Interest Rates, Stocks Up Slightly

Stocks Increase Slightly, Fed Raises Interest Rates Stocks rebound to a small gain this week As expected, the Fed increased the fed funds rate 0.25% North Korea in the news After suffering their worst week of the year last week, … Continue reading

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3/10/17 – Stocks Down, Jobs, Fed & Debt Ceiling in the News

Stocks Break Winning Streak, Jobs, Fed & Debt Ceiling in the News Stocks suffer their worst week of 2017 February jobs reports stronger than expected The Fed meets next week, interest rate increase likely Debt ceiling back in the news … Continue reading

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Market Recap – March 3, 2017

Stocks Keep Moving Higher, the Difference Between Debt and Deficits Stocks rally following Trump’s Congressional address Tuesday night The words budget, debt and deficit were hardly mentioned in the speech Snapchat IPO off to a good start Stocks rallied sharply … Continue reading

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Market Recap – February 24, 2017

Stocks up, taxes in the news, French elections upcoming Stocks higher in last full week of February Trump’s economic growth plan in the news Important French election approaching Stocks continued moving higher this week, the 5th consecutive week the S&P … Continue reading

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Market Recap – February 17, 2017

Stocks Up Again This Week Stocks higher and Dow extends impressive streak Mega mergers back in the news It’s official! The Snuggie is a blanket Stocks continued moving higher this week, the 4th consecutive week the S&P 500 increased and … Continue reading

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Market Recap – February 10, 2017

Stocks Rally in First Full Week of February Indices close at record highs Trump administration says corporate tax reform plan coming in 2-3 weeks Key Fed Governor resigns unexpectedly A strong Thursday and Friday pushed stocks higher on the week. … Continue reading

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