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December 21, 2013 – Special Guest Reverend Greg Mathias

By on December 31, 2013 in Radio Show

In a special holiday edition of Something More, Chris invites Reverend Greg Mathias to discuss the Pope’s “apostolic exhortation,” Evangelii Gaudium. Check out this episode

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December 14, 2013 – Market Commentary and the WCOD Stuff a Bus

By on December 31, 2013 in Radio Show

Chris is joined by frequent co-host and show sponsor Mike Burton of Slade Mortgage on this week’s show. They discuss market conditions, the budget deal, and the federal tapering program. They offer some commentary on what to expect in 2014.  They also check in with Kevin Matthews on the WCOD Stuff a Bus, collecting toys […]

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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 30, 2013

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The Markets Strong economic reports, particularly one that suggested that businesses are confident enough in the future to spend more on equipment, helped drive the Dow and S&P 500 to new records yet again on light trading volumes. The enthusiasm for equities coupled with the Fed’s recent decision to taper its bond purchases cut demand for […]

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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 23, 2013

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The Markets Fed frenzy: The Fed’s announcement last week that the long-anticipated tapering of its economic support will begin next month triggered a nearly 300-point leap in the Dow on Wednesday. Coupled with final passage of a two-year federal budget and encouraging economic data, that pushed the Dow industrials and the S&P 500 to fresh records after a two-week losing […]

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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 16, 2013

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The Markets Domestic equities suffered for a second week as end-of-year profit-taking was joined by renewed Fed tapering concerns in light of a budget agreement in Washington and encouraging retail sales. Meanwhile, bond investors seemed to hold their collective breath in advance of the Fed’s upcoming meeting as the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury […]

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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 9, 2013

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The Markets Domestic equities managed to shake off five days of losses with a rousing bounce of nearly 200 points in the Dow after Friday’s robust jobs report. For once, investors seemed to be more focused on the positive implications of generally encouraging economic data than on whether good news would accelerate Fed tapering. The S&P […]

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December 7, 2013 – Market Reports and College Financial Planning

By on December 9, 2013 in Radio Show

In the first hour, Chris offers a review of this week’s financial news. He talks about the November employment report, money market rates, the decline of banks, and Black Friday results. How about those Amazon drones? Talk of new home sales and non-conforming mortgages leads into the Mortgage Minute segment with Mike Burton. In the […]

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MARKET MONTH: NOVEMBER 2013

By on December 2, 2013 in Monthly Commentary with 0 Comments

The Markets Sprint to the finish: As economic data delayed by the federal government shutdown began to trickle in and the Fed continued to hold off on tapering, investors continued to drive equities to record levels. The Dow industrials hit 12 new all-time closing highs during the month, which helped push the index above 16,000. […]

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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 2, 2013

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The Markets The Dow industrials and the S&P 500 continued to set all-time records with an eighth consecutive week of gains for both. And though the Nasdaq remained far from its all-time high, it finally managed to surpass the 4,000 threshold last seen more than 13 years ago. Meanwhile, the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield remained […]

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November 30, 2013 – Small Business Saturday

By on December 2, 2013 in Radio Show

It’s Small Business Saturday, and Chris is joined this week by Susan Preston of Country Gardens in Hyannis. Sue offers an overview of the family business and shares holiday decorating ideas as well as other services which Country Gardens provides. Chris also talks about the Shape the Cape survey, this week’s financial news, and a […]

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