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Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through December 2nd

US stocks rose over the week on increasing expectations for tax reform. Both the Senate and House approved separate tax reform bills, which now need to be reconciled. The S&P 500 gained 1.5% and the Dow surged 2.9% for the week. Internationally, Europe fell 0.7%, while Japan rose 1.4% for the week. The yield on the 10 year Treasury ended the week at 2.36% up slightly over the previous week.

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U.S. Stocks New All Time Highs, AT&T Time Warner Merger Blocked, and More

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through November 25th

US Stocks closed the week at new all time highs driven by continued strong corporate earnings and global growth. The S&P 500 rose 0.9%, closing above 2,600 for the first time, and the Dow climbed 0.9% for the week as well. Internationally, Japan and Europe gained 0.7% for the week. The yield on the 10 year Treasury ended the week slightly lower at 2.34%. Oil reached its highest close since June 2015 at $58.95 a barrel on lower stockpiles and expected production cuts.

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Ep. 22 – Nonprofit Executive Transitions: Insights on Success

In this episode of the Lead. Learn. Thrive. Podcast, Karen Schuler, Managing Director of Raffa’s Search, Transition and Planning practice and Tom Adams, Director at Raffa will focus on how the thinking around nonprofit executive transitions has broadened and what that means for boards and executives by looking at the connection between them.

For more regarding this topic, check out the article Seven Lessons for Boards Facing Executive Transition and listen to all of our podcasts.

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U.S. Stocks Slight Decline, Household Debt Increase, House passes Tax Overhaul Bill

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through November 18th

US stocks posted a slight decline for the week with question about the tax overhaul weighing on the market. The S&P 500 fell 0.1% and the Dow dropped 0.3% for the week. Abroad, Japan and Europe slipped 1.3% for the week. The yield on the 10 year Treasury bond eased to finish at 2.35%.

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U.S. Stocks Down, Broadcom bid, AT&T Deal

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through November 11th

US stocks had their first down week since September as tax reform came into question. The S&P 500 edged down 0.2% and the Dow fell 0.5% for the week.  Internationally, Japan rose 0.6% and Europe sank 1.9% for the week. The yield on the 10 year Treasury rose over the week to finish at 2.40%.

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U.S. Stocks, The Next Fed Chairman & More

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through November 3rd

US stocks rose over the week and ended at record highs on strong corporate earnings and potential tax reform. The S&P 500 gained 0.3% and the Dow rose 0.4% for the week. Internationally, Japan soared 2.4% and Europe climbed 0.7% for the week. The yield on the 10 Year Treasury finished the week at 2.34%, down from the previous week. Oil prices reached their highest level since July 2015, $55.64 a barrel, up 3.2% for the week.

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Ep. 21 – Millennials Making a Difference: The Younger Generation in the Nonprofit Sector

rachel podcast 2.jpgIn this episode of the Lead. Learn. Thrive. Podcast, the hot topic of “Millennials in Nonprofits” is addressed. Raffa’s Marketing Coordinator, Rachel Caldwell, and ABCD & Company’s Partner, Durecia Moorer highlight how hiring millennials in the nonprofit sector can be beneficial in a multitude of ways.

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