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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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Market Recap – February 3, 2017

Strong Jobs Report Fuels Friday Rally Jobs reports leads to the Dow’s best performing day of the year Headline jobs report strong, but wage growth disappoints New admin delays changes to fiduciary rules Both indices were helped by strong Friday … Continue reading

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Market Recap – January 27, 2017

Dow Breaks 20,000 for First Time Stocks up on the week, Dow reaches milestone 4th quarter economic growth underwhelming Busy week of earnings reports sees mixed results Stocks rebounded this week and earnings season got into full swing. The Dow … Continue reading

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