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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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Home Sales Hit their Fastest Pace in a Decade

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through May 20th US stocks ended down for the week after controversies surrounding the Trump administration shook markets. The S&P 500 and Dow fell 0.4% for the week.  Internationally, Europe declined 1.0% and Japan … Continue reading

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CPI-U Rose 2.2% in April from a Year Earlier

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through May 13th Driven by disappointing results from brick-and-mortar retailers US stocks fell over the week. The S&P 500 ticked down 0.3% and the Dow fell 0.5% for the week.  Abroad, Japan jumped 2.3% … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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