Category Archives: Overview

1/26/18 – Market Rally Continues

Stocks continued higher this week as investors focused on strong earnings reports and continued corporate announcements about increased investments in the United States post the recent tax reform law. FedEx was the latest, announcing an increase in wages for all … Continue reading

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1/19/18 – Government Shutdown Fear Doesn’t Slow Stocks Ascent

Stocks continued higher this week even while the odds of a potential government shutdown increased. Discussions remain ongoing, but at a minimum it appears the government will be partially shutdown for a least a few days. One party is seeking … Continue reading

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1/12/18 – Stocks Keeps Moving Higher in 2018

Earnings season kicked off this week and stocks continued moving higher. We’ve also seen several more large companies announce increased investment, wages and/or bonuses as a result of corporate tax reform. The one-time bonuses are nice, but the real economic … Continue reading

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1/5/18 – Happy New Year! Strong Start to 2018 for Stocks

Stocks kicked of the year in great fashion, with both major indices increasing more than 2%. It was a big week for milestones as well. The Dow Jones index topped 25,000 for the first time, the S&P 500 exceeded 2,700 … Continue reading

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12/29/17 – Stocks Down in Last Week of a Strong Year

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year! Stocks finished the holiday shortened week down slightly. This was a fascinating year for the market. Negative sentiment was high following the election, but the market … Continue reading

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12/22/17 – Tax Reform Signed Into Law

Stock declined slightly today after President Trump signed the tax reform bill. This is a little of the ‘buy the rumor, sell the news’ theory. Stocks have increased five straight weeks on optimism of a large reduction in the corporate … Continue reading

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12/15/17 – Tax Reform Keeps Pushing Markets Higher

The final tax reform bill is scheduled to be released at 5:30pm eastern and it appears that Republicans in the Senate have enough votes for passage. The final details aren’t known, but it appears the corporate rate will be reduced … Continue reading

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12/8/17 – Market Recap

Friday Rally Following Jobs Reports Lifts Stocks Higher for Week November Jobs Reports Better Than Expected Still No Tax Bill Both the S&P 500 and Dow Were Up 0.4% This Week¬† The November jobs report came in stronger than expected. … Continue reading

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12/1/17 – Market Recap

Tax Reform Optimism Sends Stocks Higher Reports Thursday that Republicans had Votes for Tax Reform Propelled Markets Higher Real Earth Elements Discovered in US Coal Basins S&P 500 was up 1.5% this week, Dow up 2.9%.¬† Stocks took off Thursday … Continue reading

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11/22/17 – Market Recap

Stocks Higher in Holiday Week NAFTA Back in the News America Creating Lots of Millionaires I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving filled with good food, family and friends. The weekly recap is arriving early due to the Thanksgiving holiday. … Continue reading

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