Monthly Archives: February 2017

Ep 13. – The DNA of a Highly Engaged Culture

In this Lead. Learn. Thrive. podcast episode, Michelle Hailey speaks with Dr. Elizabeth Scott and Dr. Linda Klonsky from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. They offer listeners a look at the components that help organizations thrive with constructive cultures, a better understanding as to … Continue reading

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Verizon and Yahoo Have Agreed to a New Deal

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through February 25th US Stocks continued to rise on expectations of business friendly proposals from the President. The Dow has posted 11 straight record high closing days and the S&P 500 posted its fifth … Continue reading

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Retail Sales Rose 0.4% in January from December

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through February 18th US stocks continued their run of new record highs ending the week at an all time high on strong economic growth and corporate earnings. The S&P 500 rose 1.5% and the … Continue reading

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US Stocks Hit New Record Highs on Solid Corporate Earnings

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through February 11th US stocks hit new record highs on solid corporate earnings and expectations on tax reductions. The S&P 500 rose 0.8% and the Dow rose 1.0% for the week.  Internationally, Japan soared, … Continue reading

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Dow 20,000, What Should you Do?

By Mark Murphy, Chief Investment Officer, Raffa Wealth Management The US stock market index, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, hit the heralded milestone of 20,000 near the end of January. With the new record high many investors are asking what … Continue reading

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Unemployment Rate Rose to 4.8%

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through February 4th US Stocks were relatively flat for the week after seeing significant volatility driven by policy changes from the Whitehouse. The S&P 500 edged up 0.1%, while the Dow ticked down 0.1% … Continue reading

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