Monthly Archives: June 2015

US Consumer Prices had Largest Monthly Jump in Over 2 Years

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through June 20th US Stocks rose over the week on the news the Fed won’t raise rates sharply and the pace of rate increases would be slower than previously expected.  The S&P 500 and … Continue reading

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Retail Sales Rose in May; Strong Pick Up from Previous Months

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through June 13th Global stocks were relatively flat on concerns over whether Greece will be able to reach an agreement with its creditors to extend its bailout.  The S&P 500 edged up 0.1% and … Continue reading

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May Jobs Report Topped Expectation

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through June 6th US stocks fell over the week on Greece concerns and greater expectations for a Fed rate hike this year.  The S&P 500 fell 0.7% while the Dow sank 0.9%.  Internationally, Japan … Continue reading

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US Stocks Fell Over the Week on Mixed Economic Data

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through May 30th US Stocks fell over the week on mixed economic data and fresh concerns about Greece.  The S&P 500 sank 0.9% and the Dow fell 1.2% for the week.  However, for the month, … Continue reading

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New Housing Starts up 20.2% in April; Highest Level Since 2007

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through May 23rd US Stocks rose slightly for the week on the Fed statement along with the ECB moving their bond buying forward. The S&P 500 rose 0.2% while the Dow fell 0.2% for … Continue reading

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