Monthly Archives: November 2015

US Dollar Hit 13 Year High

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through November 28th US markets were mostly flat on the holiday shortened week. The S&P 500 and Dow eased 0.1% for the week. Abroad for the week, Japan edged up 0.1% and Europe rose … Continue reading

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Marriott to Buy Starwood Hotels; Creating World’s Largest Hotel Company

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through November 21st US Stocks bounced back for their best week in nearly a year as investors felt they had a clearer picture of the Fed’s future moves. The S&P 500 rose 3.3% and … Continue reading

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US Retail Sales Edged Up in October After Two Flat Months

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through November 14th US stocks sank over the week for the first drop in six weeks on weak consumer spending in the US and weak international economic numbers. The S&P 500 fell 3.6% and … Continue reading

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Unemployment Rate Fell to 5%; Lowest Since April 2008

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through November 6th US stocks rose over the week on easing concerns of global growth. The S&P 500 gained 1.0% and the Dow rose 1.4% for the week. Abroad, Europe increased 1.2% and Japan … Continue reading

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Fed Elected to Keep Interest Rates Unchanged

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through October 31st Global stocks surged in October and recovered much of the declines seen in the late summer on accommodative moves or comments from central banks around the world and solid corporate results. … Continue reading

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