Monthly Archives: November 2016

Ep. 11 – Connecting Accounting, Financial Management and Mission Results – Where to Start in Considering an Accounting Review

In this Lead. Learn. Thrive. podcast episode, Raffa’s Tom Adams spoke with Julie Jones, Partner and Jean Gilbert, Director in Raffa’s Managed Accounting Services Practice as they offer listeners a framework for considering how accounting and financial systems are supporting mission results and … Continue reading

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Stocks Posted 3rd Straight Week of Gains

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through November 26th Stocks posted their third straight week of gains and ended the holiday shortened week at new all time highs on optimism over possible tax cuts, reduced regulations and fiscal stimulus. The … Continue reading

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Unemployment Claims Falls to Lowest Since 1973

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through November 19th US stocks continued to gain in the week following the election on positive expectations for the new administration, particularly the financial sector. The S&P 500 gained 0.8%, while the Dow ticked … Continue reading

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Retail Stores Optimistic for Holiday Shopping Season

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through November 14th The surprise outcome of the US Presidential election sent shockwaves through markets as investors tried to decipher what the result will mean for various asset classes. The Dow reached a record … Continue reading

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Unemployment Rate Ticked Down to 4.9%

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through November 5th The US market’s losing streak reached 9 days, the longest since 1980, as the election weighed. The S&P 500 sank 1.9% and Dow fell 1.5% for the week.  Internationally, Japan slide … Continue reading

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How RWM will Trade Decision 2016

By Mark Murphy, Raffa Wealth Management The marathon presidential election campaign finally (hopefully) will come to an end tomorrow after countless polls, surprises and shifts in sentiment. Markets have become more volatile in recent weeks as it has approached Election … Continue reading

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Consumer Inflation at its Fastest Pace Since 2014

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through October 29th Stocks sank over the week on weaker earnings reports. The S&P 500 fell 0.7%, but the Dow ticked up 0.1% for the week.  Internationally, markets were mixed with Japan surging 1.5%, … Continue reading

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