Tag Archives: Fed

Retail Sales Rise, Mortgage Rates High, and more

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through May 19th US stocks fell over the week on concerns about global trade policies. The S&P 500 and Dow dropped 0.5% for the week. Internationally, Japan gained 0.8% and Europe rose 0.6% for … 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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Stocks, Hiring, Auto Sales and More

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through January 6th US stocks got off to a strong start to the year ending at record highs on optimism about global growth. The S&P 500 rose 2.6% and the Dow rose above 25,000 … Continue reading

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The IMF, the Fed’s September Meeting, Social Security Payments, and More

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through October 14th US stocks ended the week higher and hit records during the week on a positive outlook for third quarter earnings. The S&P 500 gained 0.2% and the Dow rose 0.4% for … Continue reading

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Angela Merkel, US GDP, and Other News

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through September 30th US stocks had another positive week ending the quarter at record highs on optimism about tax reform. The S&P rose 0.7% and the Dow gained 0.2% for the week. Internationally, Japan … Continue reading

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US Stocks, Worker Productivity, US Inflation, and Worldpay

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through August 12th US stocks posted their worst week since May on weak earnings from retailers and North Korea tensions. The S&P 500 fell 1.4% and the Dow dropped 1.1% for the week. Abroad, … 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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