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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 10, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close August 7, 2015) It could be the result of an impending interest rate hike in September, or slumping oil prices, or lackluster earnings reports from some major companies, or it could be just summer doldrums, but the stock market definitely languished this past week as it has for most […]

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Market Month: July 2015

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The Markets (as of market close July 31, 2015) Despite a generally sluggish economy, some mundane corporate earnings reports, the Greek debt crisis, and China’s stock market upheaval, the stock markets posted moderate gains, for the most part. The biggest gainer for the month was the Nasdaq, up 141 points to 5128, followed by the […]

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MARKET WEEK: JULY 20, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close July 17, 2015) Following a week of losses, the market rebounded in a big way for the week ended July 17. News of a tentative agreement between Greece and its creditors seemed to quell investor concerns of a Grexit. Moves by the Chinese government have stopped a stretch of […]

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QUARTERLY MARKET REVIEW: APRIL-JUNE 2015

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The Markets As winter weather finally lost its chokehold on the U.S. economy, investors grew increasingly comfortable with the Federal Reserve’s slow-and-steady approach to raising short-term interest rates. Historic closes were reached by the large-cap Dow (18351) and S&P 500 (2134), while the small-cap Nasdaq (5164) and Russell 2000 (1296) also reached all-time highs during […]

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MARKET MONTH: MAY 2015

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The Markets The Federal Reserve’s pronouncement that negative economic returns in the first quarter were transitory may be proving accurate as a few economic indicators are gaining momentum early in Q2. May began with weak economic news from the first quarter, which may have driven positive market gains with investors presuming that a weak economy […]

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May 30, 2015 – Randy Hunt and Herb Montgomery

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Chris is joined by State Representative Randy Hunt for a discussion of the Massachusetts state budget and the idea of a progressive income tax, which is unconstitutional. In the second hour, Herb Montgomery of the Montgomery Financial Group talks about the GDP report and the state of the economy as well as Business Development Companies […]

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MARKET WEEK: MAY 18, 2015

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The Markets Despite drops in consumer confidence, import and export prices, crude oil inventories, and producer prices, the stock market rallied at the end of the week to post positive gains across the board lead by the S&P 500, which closed at an all-time high. However, the biggest gainers for the week were the Nasdaq […]

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May 16, 2015 – Bob Mauterstock, Jeff Davis, and David Augustinho

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This week’s show is full of good information as Chris welcomes several guests to “Something More.” Author and advisor Bob Mauterstock talks about his book, Passing the Torch. He tells of important conversations retirees should have with their adult children to include them in the planning process. David Augustinho of the Cape Cod and Islands […]

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MARKET WEEK: APRIL 6, 2015

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The Markets The Russell 2000 continued to be more resilient than its domestic large-cap brethren, which ended the week little changed. The small caps even managed to steal the year-to-date lead from the Nasdaq, which had the week’s weakest performance. The benchmark 10-year Treasury yield fell as prices rose after a disappointing jobs report spurred […]

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QUARTERLY MARKET REVIEW: JANUARY-MARCH 2015

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The Markets Volatility continued to rule the domestic equities markets. After losing ground in January, the major indices had a strong February. March saw early losses, then solid gains, with the Dow industrials, S&P 500, and Russell 2000 all hitting closing highs, and the Nasdaq closing above 5000 for the first time in 15 years, […]

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