Monthly Archives: July 2017

US stocks, Fed’s bond holdings, Jimmy Choo, and More

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through July 29th US stocks edged down over the week on weakness from tech companies. The S&P 500 ticked down 0.1%, while the Dow, driven by a few firms reporting earnings, gained 1.2% for … Continue reading

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Ep. 18 – Effective Leadership: How to Achieve and Maintain It

In this episode of the Lead. Learn. Thrive. Podcast, Managing Director of Raffa’s Search, Transition and Planning Department, Karen Schuler speaks again with CEO of Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, Tony Cancelosi about leadership effectiveness and what it takes to … Continue reading

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Stocks Break Records, Firms Post Strong Earnings, and Financial News

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through July 22nd US stocks reached new record highs during the week on strong corporate earnings. The S&P 500 rose 0.5%, but the Dow eased 0.3% for the week. Internationally, Europe sank 1.7% and … Continue reading

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Recent Oil Prices, Unemployment, and Acquisitions

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through July 8th US stocks edged up over the week aided by bank stocks. The S&P 500 ticked up just under 0.1% and the Dow gained 0.3% for the week. Internationally, Europe rose 0.2%, … Continue reading

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Durable Goods Orders Fell in May for 2nd Straight Month

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through July 1st US stocks ended the first half of the year on a down note as stocks declined on hawkish comments from global central bankers. The S&P 500 fell 0.6% and the Dow … Continue reading

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