Category Archives: Overview

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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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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