US Stocks Hit New All-time Highs

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through May 6th

US stocks hit new all time highs on strong corporate earnings and a positive jobs report. The S&P 500 rose 0.6% and the Dow edged up 0.3% for the week.  Internationally, Japan gained 1.3% and Europe jumped 1.9% for the week.  The yield on the 10 year Treasury ended the week at 2.35% up 0.07% from last week.  Oil prices have dipped falling 6.3% over the week to finish at $46.22 a barrel. Continue reading

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First Qtr US GDP Slowed on Weak Consumer Spending

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through April 29th

US Stocks rose over the week driven by the pro EU French election results and strong earnings reports. The S&P 500 was up 1.5% and the Dow gained 1.9% for the week. The Nasdaq hit a new all time high crossing the 6,000 threshold.  Abroad, Europe surged 2.4% and Japan jumped 3.1% for the week.  The yield on the 10 Year Treasury rose to 2.28%. Continue reading

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Ep 15. – Sustaining Mission Impact: How Do Great Organizations Stay Great?

In this Lead. Learn. Thrive. Podcast episode, Karen Schuler, Managing Director of Search, Transition & Planning, discusses sustaining mission impact with President and CEO of Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, Tony Cancelosi. To delve into the topic, they reference key aspects such as origin, leadership, culture, and board. Continue reading

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US Stocks Rose Over the Week; Positive Earnings Reports

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through April 22nd

US stocks rose over the week on positive earnings reports. The S&P 500 gained 0.9% and the Dow rose 0.5% for the week.  Abroad, Europe eased 0.6% ahead of the French election and Japan had its best week since February jumping 1.6% for the week.  The yield on the 10 year Treasury bond ended the week at 2.23% and in line with the previous week.  Oil fell below $50 a barrel dropping 7.4% over the week. Continue reading

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Inflation Unexpectedly Eased in March

US stocks sank over the week on geopolitical concerns with Syria, Russia and North Korea. The S&P 500 sank 1.1% and the Dow eased 1.0% for the week.  Internationally, Japan fell 1.8% and Europe was off 0.2% for the week.  The yield on the 10 year Treasury fell to 2.24%, its lowest level since mid November, as investors moved into safe haven investments. Continue reading

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Panera Bread to Sell to European JAB Holding for $7.2 billion

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through April 8th

US Stocks were flat for the week after digesting a variety of economic reports and US missile strike on Syria. The S&P 500 eased 0.3% and Dow edged down slightly for the week.  Internationally, Europe was flat, but Japan fell 1.3% for the week.  The yield on the 10 year Treasury edged down slightly to end the week at 2.38%. Continue reading

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Have You Outgrown Your Current GovCon Financial System?


 

 

 

Is your old system a legacy system that is inflexible and expensive?

Would an effective cloud-based solution better address the IT direction of your company?

At the heart of every successful government contractor is a business system that simplifies business processes and improves productivity while supporting regulatory compliance.  The ideal system works with the organization’s internal work flow to effectively support a one size does NOT fit all approach.  Instead, focuses on making the business system work for your business model and processes to keep you competitive in a cost sensitive environment. Continue reading

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