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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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June 27, 2015 – Mike Burton on Mortgages

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Chris and show sponsor and frequent guest Mike Burton of Slade Mortgage co-host this week’s Something More. They discuss the news of the week, including the Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage and health care. Chris offers some market perspective and Mike discusses everything you ever wanted to know about mortgages. All that, plus your calls […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 22, 2015

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The Markets The markets responded favorably following the Federal Reserve’s announcement that interest rates would not be raised next month. Both the large-cap Dow and S&P 500 closed ahead of last week. But the biggest weekly gainers were the Nasdaq, which gained 1.3%, and the Russell 2000, which closed the week 1.55% better than last […]

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June 13, 2015 – Barbara Milligan

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Chris offers market commentary and perspective in the first hour of this week’s “Something More.” In the second hour, Barbara Milligan of the Cape and Islands United Way is in studio to talk about all of the good works of the United Way. She talks about grant distributions, the upcoming change in structure to a […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 8, 2015

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The Markets The Federal Reserve may be on track to raise short-term interest rates later this year, as a favorable jobs report may be signaling the start of anticipated economic growth and inflationary expansion. However, other economic indicators have not been as positive, further enforcing the Federal Reserve’s “wait and see” approach. Possibly in response […]

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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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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 1, 2015

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The Markets After experiencing positive gains the past few weeks, the short holiday week closed with all the major indexes experiencing losses. Both the S&P 500 and the Dow ended the week in the red, as did the small-cap Russell 2000 and Nasdaq, although each of the latter performed a little better than their large-cap […]

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MARKET WEEK: MAY 26, 2015

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The Markets Equities were very much a mixed bag last week, as trading was generally quiet ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. The S&P 500, which closed at an all-time high, continued its positive trend, gaining 0.16%. But the Dow and Global Dow fell back into negative territory. The Nasdaq and Russell 2000 posted moderate […]

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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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April 25, 2015 – Bret Stephens

By on May 14, 2015 in Radio Show with 0 Comments

Chris has a full show this week. He talks a bit about financial issues such as IRAs, variable annuities, long term care insurance, and mistakes people make which undermine their retirements. He also talks with author and journalist Bret Stephens about US foreign policy and the urge for isolationism vs the need for engagement. Madeline […]

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