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MARKET WEEK: JULY 25, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close July 22, 2016) The S&P 500 reached a record high last Friday as each of the indexes listed here posted marginal gains over the prior week. Equities have demonstrated a positive trend over the past several weeks. The Nasdaq eclipsed its previous high only to slip a bit by […]

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MARKET WEEK: JULY 18, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close July 15, 2016) Stocks continued to surge for the third week in a row as each of the indexes listed here posted significant gains by last week’s end. The Dow gained almost 370 points and over 2.0%, and is substantially ahead of its 2015 closing value. The S&P 500 […]

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2016 Trustees Reports Project Social Security COLA, Medicare Premiums, and Long-Term Outlook

2016 Trustees Reports Project Social Security COLA, Medicare Premiums, and Long-Term Outlook

Every year, the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds release reports to Congress on the current financial condition and projected financial outlook of these programs. The 2016 reports, released on June 22, 2016, project a small Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) and Medicare premium increases for 2017, and discuss ongoing financial challenges. […]

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MARKET WEEK: JULY 11, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close July 8, 2016) Equities continue to put the upheaval caused by Brexit in the rearview mirror as several of the indexes listed here are above their 2015 closing values. Of those indexes, only the Nasdaq and Global Dow remain below their end-of-year values. The S&P 500 exceeded its record […]

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MARKET WEEK: JULY 5, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close July 1, 2016) The beginning of the week saw equities still reeling from the Brexit vote. However, the markets closed with a flourish, recouping all of the losses from the prior week. Each of the indexes listed here enjoyed positive returns by week’s end with each index gaining over […]

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QUARTERLY MARKET REVIEW: APRIL-JUNE 2016

QUARTERLY MARKET REVIEW: APRIL-JUNE 2016

The Markets (as of market close June 30, 2016) In the world of equities, the second quarter of the year was anything but dull. April saw the large-cap S&P 500 and Dow make marginal gains, with the small-cap Russell 2000 and the Global Dow leading the way for the month. The Fed left interest rates […]

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