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6/16/17 – Amazon Shakes Up Grocery Sector

Amazon Throws Wrench in Grocery Sector, Stocks Slightly Higher Stocks moved slightly higher in a busy news week. The Fed increased interest rates as expected on Wednesday. The big news, however, came out today as Amazon announced it agreed to … Continue reading

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Stock Rally Continues in Holiday-Shortened Week

Stocks Post Another Strong Week Stocks rallied in the holiday-shortened week, in spite of today’s underwhelming jobs report. General optimism and strong corporate earnings continue to fuel the market. The Dow gained 0.6% this week while the S&P 500 added … Continue reading

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5/26/17 – Stocks Rise Ahead of Holiday Weekend

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Stocks had a great week heading into the holiday weekend. Some positive earnings and economic data coupled with minimal political headlines fueled the rally. On the week, the Dow gained 1.3% while the S&P 500 increased … Continue reading

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5/19/17 – Political Headlines Drive Volatile Week

Volatile Week Ends On A Positive Note Wednesday saw stocks suffer their worst day since September, with the Dow declining over 370 points, or almost 2%. However, strong rally today reversed most of the week’s losses. The Dow and S&P … Continue reading

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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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