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Stocks, Alphabet, Caterpillar, and more

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through April 28th US stocks posted a down week on an increase in interest rates and mixed earnings reports.  The S&P 500 edged down 0.1% and the Dow fell 0.6% for the week.  Internationally, … Continue reading

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Oil, Manufacturing, Bayer, and more

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through April 14th US stocks gained over the week on reduced concerns of a trade war and a solid start to corporate earnings season. The S&P 500 gained 2.0% and the Dow rose 1.8% … Continue reading

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Stocks, Hiring, Tariffs, and More

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through March 10th Stocks surged over the week on reduced fears over a global trade war as well as a strong jobs report.  The S&P 500 soared 3.5% and the Dow rose 3.3% for … Continue reading

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Auto Sales, Tariff on Steel Imports, and More

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through March 3rd Global markets fell over the week over concerns of a global trade war and the potential for a faster pace of interest rate increases by the Fed.  The S&P 500 fell … Continue reading

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Albertsons, Walmart, and Toys-R-Us

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through February 24th Stocks rallied to end the week as the advance in interest rates relaxed.  The S&P 500 gained 0.6% and the Dow rose 0.4% for the week.  Abroad, Japan climbed 0.8% and … Continue reading

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The State of the Housing Market a Concern

Financial News for the Week Ending May 10th US stocks were mixed over the week on corporate earnings and economic news. The Dow reached another record high rising 0.4% for the week, while the S&P 500 fell slightly dropping 0.1%. … Continue reading

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Bitcoin Exchange, Mt. Gox Abruptly Shutdown; Filed for Bankruptcy

Financial News for the Week Ending March 1st US stocks rose over the week to end at all time highs driven by some positive economic news and statements from the Fed that reassured investors.  The Dow rose 1.4% and the … Continue reading

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