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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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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 1, 2014

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The Markets The Nasdaq had a good week, but other equity indices saw little change, though the Dow and S&P 500 remained in record territory. The biggest news came from falling oil prices in the wake of a decision by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to keep its oil supplies at current […]

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MARKET WEEK: NOVEMBER 24, 2014

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The Markets Unexpected changes in monetary policy in China and support for additional stimulus in Europe helped propel the Dow industrials and S&P 500 to fresh record highs on Friday. Large caps, many of which earn a substantial portion of their revenues overseas, benefitted most, while the Nasdaq and Russell 2000 small caps ended with […]

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November 15, 2014- Special Guest Host Mike Burton

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While Chris is on a business trip to Chicago, Mike Burton of Slade Mortgage sits in the host chair. Mike welcomes guest Karin Bar, housing counselor from Housing Assistance Corp in Hyannis, for a discussion of the many programs offered by HAC. Learn about the Homeforever program, the Downpayment Assistance program, and the new homes […]

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MARKET WEEK: NOVEMBER 10, 2014

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The Markets In the wake of the midterm election results that gave Republicans control of both houses of Congress, domestic equities took a break from their recent volatility. Though the S&P 500’s increase was relatively modest, it still managed to regain the 2,000 level and go on to set three fresh record highs in the […]

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MARKET WEEK: OCTOBER 27, 2014

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The Markets Relief at last: Investors finally regained some appetite for risk as equities got a break from the recent wave of selling. After four straight weeks of losses, the S&P 500 saw a strong bounce. However, the Nasdaq’s rebound was even bigger and the small caps of the Russell 2000 saw their second consecutive […]

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MARKET WEEK: OCTOBER 20, 2014

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The Markets The hits just kept on coming: Ongoing weak economic data abroad, disappointing domestic retail and wholesale inflation numbers, and fears about the global impact of the Ebola virus continued to take a toll. At one point on Wednesday, the Dow had shed 458 points, though it saw a partial recovery later in the […]

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MARKET WEEK: OCTOBER 13, 2014

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The Markets Concerns about signs of weaker growth abroad seemed to outweigh domestic corporate earnings reports last week as volatility went extreme. The Dow industrials saw triple-digit swings four days in a row that wiped out all of the index’s year-to-date gains, and both the Dow and the S&P 500 had their worst weeks since May […]

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MARKET WEEK: SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

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The Markets Volatility was the name of the game last week. In addition to a multination campaign of airstrikes against terrorist targets in the Middle East, a decline in U.S. durable goods orders and an upward revision to U.S. GDP sent equities yo-yoing. Friday’s rally couldn’t overcome earlier losses, particularly those suffered by the Nasdaq […]

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MARKET WEEK: SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

By on September 15, 2014 in Market Week with 0 Comments

The Markets The record-breaking march of the stock market faltered last week, as all indices posted losses. Perhaps the setback was due to a lack of economic influences, or because investors were nervously anticipating the results of next week’s Federal Open Market Committee (Fed) meeting, wondering whether Chair Janet Yellen will indicate a leaning toward […]

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