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Ouch: Last week was large-cap stocks’ time to shine (or at least outperform). The Nasdaq’s 2.8% loss represented its worst week since early October 2012, and the small caps of the Russell 2000 suffered even more; both were hurt by selling in the tech and biotech sectors. Meanwhile, the Global Dow rebounded into positive territory year-to-date.
The Fed taketh away and the Fed giveth: After domestic equities fell in the wake ofWednesday’s Federal Reserve announcement, encouraging manufacturing data, also from the Fed, helped stocks rebound to end the week with a gain. The Dow, which has generally been bringing up the rear in recent weeks, led the pack, though it remained solidly in negative territory for the year, along with its overseas counterpart. Meanwhile, bonds took a hit because of questions about the timing of an increase in short-term interest rates.Read More
Mike Burton of Slade Mortgage sits in the host chair on this week’s edition of “Something More.” Mike welcomes special guests Cheryl Kramer and Karen Bar of the Housing Assistance Corp to chat about reverse mortgages.Read More
Disappointing economic data across the board from China plus the escalating tug-of-war over Crimea helped send equities south last week. The S&P 500′s decline put it back into negative territory for the year, while the instability in Ukraine sent investors scrambling for the relative security of U.S. Treasuries, sending the benchmark 10-year yield down as prices rose.Read More
Chris offers some Market commentary in the first hour, and then is joined by Herb Montgomery of The Montgomery Financial Group in the second hour. They discuss changes in the tax laws and the bond situation. Mike Burton previews a mortgage seminar that he is offering and answers Chris’ questions about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.Read More