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A View of Health Care from Around the World

By on July 29, 2014 in Newsletter Articles with 0 Comments
A View of Health Care from Around the World

The United States health-care system has been impacted by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But how does delivery of health care in the United States compare to that of other nations? And where does the United States rank with respect to the cost of health care per capita and as a percentage of gross domestic […]

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By on July 28, 2014 in Market Week with 0 Comments

The Markets In a week that saw mostly mixed economic data and generally positive earnings reports, markets posted mixed results as well. While tech and international stocks posted slight gains, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost a little less than 1% after Friday’s 123-point drop. Small caps continued their slump, and the S&P 500 finished […]

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July 26, 2014 – Mike Burton and John Chapman

By on July 26, 2014 in Radio Show with 0 Comments

Chris is joined this week by show sponsor Mike Burton of Slade Mortgage in the co-host seat. They chat with John Chapman, congressional candidate, about the issues of illegal immigration and health care. Chris and Mike discuss market news as well as mortgages and housing news. Listen Here

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By on July 21, 2014 in Market Week with 0 Comments

The Markets U.S. stocks dropped sharply Thursday in response to the downing of a Malaysia Airlines commercial jet over Ukraine and the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza. However, most indexes bounced back Friday to end another week in positive territory. The exception was the Russell 2000 Index, which continued its decline perhaps aided by Fed Chairman Janet Yellen’s comments […]

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July 19, 2014 – The Boyd Brothers

By on July 21, 2014 in Radio Show with 0 Comments

Chris’ brother, Estate Planning Attorney F. Keats Boyd III, joins him in the co-host seat on this week’s “Something More.” Chris and Keats discuss estate planning for younger families. They are also joined by State Representative Randy Hunt and congressional candidate Dan Shores for a discussion on immigration and Mike Burton with the Slade Mortgage […]

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July 12, 2014 – Herb Montgomery

By on July 14, 2014 in Radio Show with 0 Comments

Chris is joined by show sponsor Herb Montgomery of The Montgomery Financial Group on this week’s edition of “Something More.” Chris and Herb discuss market conditions and risk of a pullback and discuss what an investor should do. They also discuss dangerous investments and warn against advisors who push products that you may not need. […]

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By on July 14, 2014 in Market Week with 0 Comments

The Markets After Alcoa’s strong report unofficially kicked off the Q2 earnings season, domestic equities rebounded from two down days. However, investors decided to take advantage of equities’ recent record levels and take some profits after revelations about a banking problem in Portugal revived concerns about Europe’s financial sector. Meanwhile, the spot price of oil, […]

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By on July 14, 2014 in Quarterly Market Review with 0 Comments

The Markets After a rocky start, the quarter eventually made up for domestic equities’ earlier losses. As winter weather finally lost its chokehold on the U.S. economy, investors also grew increasingly comfortable with the Federal Reserve’s slow-and-steady approach to unwinding quantitative easing. As a result, they were willing to take on risk again, handing the […]

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July 5, 2014 – Randy Hunt on Immigration Reform and Minimum Wage

By on July 7, 2014 in Radio Show with 0 Comments

It’s the long holiday weekend and Cape Cod has emerged unscathed from Hurricane Arthur. State Representative Randy Hunt joins Chris in studio to discuss immigration reform and minimum wage, as well as his goals and priorities on Beacon Hill. Mike Burton calls in with the Slade Mortgage Minute and Chris offers some market commentary as the […]

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By on July 1, 2014 in Market Week with 0 Comments

The Markets Domestic equities seemed to shrug off a massive downward revision to first-quarter GDP and mostly ended the week flat. Though the Nasdaq’s gain was slight, it was the sixth positive week out of the last seven. Meanwhile, the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield remained low as demand from bond investors continued to support prices.

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