Category Archives: Overview

11/17/17 – Stocks Lower for 2nd Straight Week

Volatile Week Driven by Fed Selling, Bond Yields and Walmart Earnings Senate Bill Provision Could Impact Investors Stocks continued lower again in a volatile trading week. Stocks were down sharply early in the week before a strong rebound yesterday. For … Continue reading

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11/10/17 – Stocks Lower for First Time in Last Nine Weeks

Stocks Down as Tax Reform Questions Linger How Will Tuesday’s Election Impact GOP Agenda? Stocks saw an eight-week winning streak broken this week, largely on questions surrounding tax reform. Stocks initially sold off sharply yesterday as headlines hit that the … Continue reading

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11/3/17 – Stocks Higher, New Fed Chair Nominated & Trump’s Tax Plan

Stocks slightly higher as earnings continue Jerome Powell nominated for Fed Chair GOP tax plan released Stocks finished the week slightly higher in a busy week for financial news. This week marked the last busy earnings week for larger companies … Continue reading

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10/27/17 – Stocks Higher As Economic Growth Remains Strong

3rd quarter GDP better than expected Retail sector down sharply today, led by JC Penney sell-off When will the new Fed Chair be announced Stocks finished the week slightly higher on strong earnings and a potential Fed Chair announcement. The … Continue reading

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10/20/17 – Stocks Higher as Dow Closes Above 23,000 for First Time

Stocks Higher as Dow Closes Above 23,000 for First Time Thursday was the 30th anniversary of the Black Monday stock market crash Could tax reform affect retirement savings? Stocks finished the week higher as earnings reports kicked into high gear. … Continue reading

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10/13/17 – Stocks Slightly Higher as Earnings Kickoff

Stocks Slightly Higher as Earnings Kickoff Dow up 0.4%, S&P 500 up 0.2% Banks Start 3Q Earnings Season US Men’s Soccer Fails to Qualify for World Cup Several big financial firms kicked off earnings season this week with JP Morgan, … Continue reading

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10/6/17 – Stocks Higher, Amazon to Enter Pharmacy Business?

Stocks Continue Higher in First Week of October Dow and S&P 500 each increase over 1% this week September jobs report disappoints, likely impacted by Harvey & Irma Amazon to enter pharmacy business? The September jobs report released this morning … Continue reading

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9/29/17 – Stocks Higher on GDP Growth and Tax Reform

Stocks Higher, Framework of Tax Reform Released Stocks finished the third quarter on a positive note as both major indices finished higher. The Dow gained 0.2% while the S&P 500 added 0.7%. The big financial news out this week was … Continue reading

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9/22/17 – Stocks Higher, Walmart Testing Unique Home Delivery

Stocks Slightly Higher in Week That Sees Toys ‘R’ Us Bankruptcy Filing Markets were up slightly this week as the Federal Reserve held the Fed Funds rate constant and hinted at a slower rate of future increases. I would be … Continue reading

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9/15/17 – Teflon Market Closes at New Highs

Stocks Power Through Geopolitical Risk In spite of North Korea launching another missile over Japan, stock markets rallied this week to close at all-time highs. The market seems to resemble teflon in that nothing negative sticks to it. Investors seems … Continue reading

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