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Market Week: September 30, 2013

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The Markets The focus of investor attention remained in Washington but shifted from the Federal Reserve to Congress’s budget battles. The Nasdaq and the small caps of the Russell 2000 hung on to positive territory for the week–barely–while the Dow and S&P 500 each lost more than a percentage point. Meanwhile, despite the potential threat […]

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Market Week: September 16, 2013

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The Markets After weeks of uncertainty, investors last week seemed to feel more optimistic about the prospects for averting both conflict in Syria and heavy-handed tapering at home by the Federal Reserve. Three straight days of triple-digit gains gave the Dow industrials their best week since the first of the year, and the small-cap Russell […]

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Market Week: September 9, 2013

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The Markets Despite some flailing, the Dow managed its first positive week since the beginning of August, and the S&P, Nasdaq, and Russell 2000 all had strong gains. A disappointing jobs report and the intensifying Syrian dilemma fed the “bad news might be good news” syndrome that has been in place for weeks as investors […]

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Market Week: August 19, 2013

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The Markets Investor pessimism ruled the markets for the second week in a row. Both bad news (downbeat announcements from retail and tech bellwethers Wal-Mart and Cisco, heightened turmoil in Egypt) and good news (lower-than-expected weekly new jobless claims) were followed by waves of selling. After struggling all week, the Dow gave up more than […]

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Market Week: August 12, 2013

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The Markets With little fresh economic data and some hawkish hints from Fed officials about September’s monetary policy meeting, equities traders seemed to have decided that last week was a good time to take some profits in the wake of record highs. After five straight positive weeks, the Dow industrials took a breather, while the […]

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July 20, 2013 – Dan Wolf, Tony Shepley, Luke Hinkle, and Keats Boyd

By on July 24, 2013 in Radio Show

Something More July 20, 2013This week’s edition of “Something More” is jam packed with interesting guests and useful information. The show begins with show sponsor and weekly contributor Mike Burton of Slade Mortgage. Mike explains the uses and benefits of reverse mortgages. Next, Dan Wolf, State Senator and owner and operator of Cape Air, discusses […]

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Market Week: January 22, 2013

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The Markets The bulls continued to dominate 2013, encouraged by Friday’s reports of a proposal that could postpone a debt ceiling confrontation for three months. A report that Apple had cut iPhone parts orders helped nibble at the Nasdaq’s performance, but the tech-heavy index managed to remain positive. The other three domestic indices did even […]

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Market Week: December 24, 2012

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The Markets The gift that keeps on giving: Negotiations over the impending fiscal cliff continued to affect equities markets. A rally produced earlier in the week by optimism over the chances for cooperation was cut short by a triple-digit drop in the Dow Friday after an agreement failed to materialize. Nevertheless, equities still managed to […]

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Market Week: October 1, 2012

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The Markets As investors reviewed mixed U.S. economic data and waited for news on Spain’s financial stability, equities fell for the second straight week. The anxiety helped boost U.S. Treasury prices once again. Market/Index 2011 Close Prior Week As of 9/28 Week Change YTD Change DJIA 12217.56 13579.47 13437.13 -1.05% 9.98% Nasdaq 2605.15 3179.96 3116.23 […]

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Market Week: July 30, 2012

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The Markets Encouraging words from the president of the European Central Bank helped send the Dow industrials back above 13,000 for the first time since May. The other domestic equity indices also rebounded strongly, largely wiping out last week’s declines, and the Global Dow managed to return to positive

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