Monthly Archives: June 2017

New Home Sales Rose in May; Prices Hit a Record High

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through June 24th US stocks edged up over the week aided by healthcare and pharmaceutical stocks. The S&P 500 rose 0.2% and the Dow ticked up less than 0.1% for the week. Abroad, Japan … Continue reading

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Ep 17. – Leader Development and Succession Planning: Building to Last

In this Lead. Learn. Thrive. podcast episode, Tom Adams discusses how leader development and succession planning go together. With Julie Meyer, the Executive Director of the Next Step Public Charter School in Washington DC and Rachael Gibson, a senior consultant with Raffa, you … Continue reading

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Fed Funds Raised Rate a Quarter Percent

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through June 17th US stocks rose slightly over the week as the outcome of the Fed meeting was in line with expectations. The S&P 500 edged up 0.1% and the Dow rose 0.5% for … Continue reading

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World Bank Estimates Global Growth to Reach 7-year High

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through June 10th US Stocks were mixed over several market moving events and a sharp drop in tech company shares to end the week. The S&P 500 eased 0.3% and the Dow rose 0.3% … Continue reading

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Global Stocks Hit Fresh Record Highs

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through June 3rd Global stocks hit fresh record highs to end a strong week for world markets. Stock price gains were driven by corporate profits and signs of economic strength. The US, South Korea … Continue reading

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US GDP Rose 1.2% in First Quarter

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through May 27th US stocks ended the week at fresh all time highs driven by the Fed meeting minutes and strong corporate earnings. The S&P 500 rose 1.4% and the Dow gained 1.3% for … Continue reading

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