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By on May 26, 2015 in Market Week with 0 Comments

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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By on May 18, 2015 in Market Week with 0 Comments

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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May 9, 2015 – The Boyd Brothers

By on May 11, 2015 in Radio Show with 0 Comments

Chris is joined in studio this week by his brother, estate planning attorney F. Keats Boyd III. Keats shares his expertise with our listeners on the potential benefits of creditor protection for heirs in estate planning, the potential need for an IRA Trust, and invites listeners to Boyd and Boyd’s upcoming Estate Planning seminars. Chris […]

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By on April 27, 2015 in Market Week with 0 Comments

The Markets At long last: Proverbial corks were flying last week as the Nasdaq finally broke its 15-year-old record, set in March 2000, to close the week at 5092.08. The 3.25% weekly jump was driven largely by earnings reports from several large technology stalwarts. The S&P 500 also posted a new high, as indexes other […]

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By on April 20, 2015 in Market Week with 0 Comments

The Markets Investor fears returned with a vengeance on Friday, as markets tumbled across the globe. Domestic indexes were down 1% or more for the week, while the Global Dow fell nearly a quarter percent. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 1.87%. Observers attributedFriday‘s stock market losses to a series of lackluster earnings […]

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By on April 13, 2015 in Market Week with 0 Comments

The Markets Despite a weaker-than-expected jobs report released on Good Friday, a day when markets were closed, last week proved to be a positive one for stocks. Driven in part by a major strategic announcement released by General Electric (GE) on Friday, large caps ended the week up more than 1.5%, while a 2.23% gain […]

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By on April 1, 2015 in Quarterly Market Review with 0 Comments

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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By on March 30, 2015 in Market Week with 0 Comments

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

By on March 30, 2015 in Radio Show with 0 Comments

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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