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5/12/17 – Stocks Down, Retail Hit Hard

Stocks Decline Slightly, Retail Punished After three positive weeks, stocks retreated in the second week of May. Retail earnings dominated the financial headlines and most of those disappointed investors. For the week, the Dow and S&P 500 decreased 0.5% and … Continue reading

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5/5/17 – Stocks Up Again On Jobs Report

Stocks Rise is Busy News Week Stocks continued on an upward trajectory this week amid strong earnings, the Federal Reserve holding interest rates steady, a good jobs report today and the expectation that Emmanuel Macron will win the French election … Continue reading

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4/28/17 – Great Week for Stock After French Elections

French Elections Drive Best Week of 2017 Stocks posted their strongest two-day stretch since the election on Monday and Tuesday following French elections that will now pit Marine Le Pen against Emmanuel Macron. Even with today’s report of somewhat disappointing … Continue reading

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4/21/17 – Stocks Rise As Earnings Kick-Off

Stocks Rise in Choppy Week Stocks declined three of the five days this week, but managed to finished positive on the back of a strong Monday and Thursday. For the week the Dow and S&P 500 increased 0.5% and 0.8%, … Continue reading

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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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