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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 30, 2015

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The Markets An uptick in equities on Friday couldn’t overcome the four-day downdraft across the board that preceded it. Whether the slump was caused by weak economic data, a fresh outbreak of Middle East conflict, a discouraging report about corporate profits, or simple profit-taking after the previous week’s strength, it left the S&P 500 a […]

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March 28, 2015 – Hilary Greene, Conor Baron, and Mark Alliegro

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The Cape and Islands Heroes breakfast is coming up and Chris has Executive Director Hilary Greene and award recipient Conor Baron on the show this week. They talk about examples of heroes and then hear 11 year old Conor’s story. Chris talks economic data, and then Mike Burton is here with the Slade Mortgage Minute […]

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March 21, 2015-Michael Cuggino of the Permanent Fund

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Chris welcomes Michael Cuggino of the Permanent Fund to Something More. They discuss market outlook and asset classes within the fund. Barbara Cotton, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Children’s Museum, is here to talk about the 25th anniversary of the Museum and the Let It Grow Gala on March 28. Chris and his AMR […]

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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 16, 2015

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The Markets Bulls and bears duked it out last week, with the Dow experiencing multiple triple-digit intraday swings. In the end, the bears prevailed as the Dow and S&P 500 had their third straight week of losses, which sent both back into negative territory for the year. The dollar continued to gain strength, hitting $1.06 […]

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MARKET WEEK: FEBRUARY 9, 2015

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The Markets Hit the reset button: A rebound in the price of oil and some promising economic data helped equities recoup their losses of the week before, returning them to roughly even for the year. As oil rose above $50 a barrel once again and investors regained confidence in equities, the yield of the benchmark […]

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MARKET MONTH: JANUARY 2015

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The Markets (Un)Happy New Year: Fresh uncertainties in Europe, slowing economic growth, anticipation of a looming Federal Reserve rate hike, and a stronger dollar all contributed to a volatile month for equities. The losses weren’t good news for believers in the January Effect (the idea that equities’ behavior in January suggests what might happen during […]

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MARKET WEEK: FEBRUARY 2, 2015

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The Markets The strength of the U.S. dollar contributed to weak Q4 earnings reports from some major blue-chip companies that earn a substantial portion of their revenues overseas. That in turn contributed to more losses for equities across the board, with the Dow and S&P 500 suffering the most. As a result, investors continued to […]

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January 3, 2015 – Finances in the New Year

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Happy 2015! The new year is a great opportunity to review your finances: inventory all assets and liabilities and review your cash flows, investments, and estate plans. Chris invites his listeners to call┬áthe office and schedule a complimentary consultation. Chris also discusses market news, reflecting on 2014 and making some predictions for 2015. Mike Burton […]

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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 29, 2014

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The Markets Grinches were few and far between on Wall Street last week as the Dow industrials topped 18,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 also set yet another new record. Even the small caps of the Russell 2000 participated in the merriment, turning in the best performance of the week. The price […]

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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 15, 2014

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The Markets Concerns about the global economic impact of the ongoing turmoil in oil helped prompt a sharp drop in equities. The decline in oil prices, which accelerated last week, has left crude down more than 45% from its mid-June high. After seven straight weeks of gains in the S&P 500, equities investors took some […]

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