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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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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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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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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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