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MARKET WEEK: NOVEMBER 30, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close November 27, 2015) The major benchmark indexes listed here remained relatively stable for the holiday-shortened week. Mixed economic data, the Thanksgiving holiday, plus heavy consumer shopping may have slowed trading. The Dow lost about 25 points, while the S&P 500 gained almost 23 points. The Nasdaq and Russell 2000 […]

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MARKET WEEK: NOVEMBER 23, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close November 20, 2015) Despite the terrorist attacks in Paris and Mali, stocks climbed higher by the close of last week. Investors may have been influenced by favorable earnings reports from some large companies and the feeling that the impending Fed interest rate hike may be a sign the government […]

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MARKET WEEK: NOVEMBER 16, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close November 13, 2015) Stocks fell sharply this week, possibly in anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s impending interest rate hike, maybe as soon as next month. The Dow lost a little over 665 points, or 3.71%, closing the week at 17245.24. The S&P 500 fell 3.63%, and the Nasdaq, which […]

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Medicare Premiums and Other Costs for 2016

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Medicare Premiums and Other Costs for 2016

November 13, 2015 During the past several weeks, you may have seen media reports announcing that Medicare Part B premiums would be rising dramatically for some beneficiaries in 2016. But thanks to a provision in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 signed into law on November 2, affected beneficiaries face more modest increases next year. […]

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MARKET WEEK: NOVEMBER 9, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close November 6, 2015) Following a very favorable jobs report at the end of last week, the domestic indexes listed here posted overall gains as of last Friday’s close. The Russell 2000, which had been lagging a bit, saw the largest increase, gaining 3.26%, followed by the Nasdaq, which rose […]

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MARKET MONTH: OCTOBER 2015

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The Markets (as of market close October 30, 2015) October proved to be a month filled with highs and lows in the equities markets. But in the end, all of the indexes listed here posted gains over their closing values in September. The Dow gained almost 8.5%–its largest monthly percentage gain in four years. The […]

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MARKET WEEK: NOVEMBER 2, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close October 30, 2015) News that the Fed would not be raising interest rates at least until December had little impact on the markets in general, as equities closed last week without much movement from the prior week. The Dow and S&P 500 finished last week up 0.1% and 0.2%, […]

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