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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 31, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close August 28, 2015) The latest stock sell-off in China sent U.S. stocks reeling at the beginning of the week. However, good economic news spurred by a favorable GDP report shifted momentum as stocks rallied to close ahead of last week. For the week, the Dow and Nasdaq were the […]

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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 24, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close August 21, 2015) What a week! Investors had to take cover as several market indexes swooned to depths not seen in quite some time. Stocks responded negatively to China’s continued economic woes, the not-entirely-unexpected resignation of Greece’s prime minister (although he may be reelected in September), and crude oil […]

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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 17, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close August 14, 2015) Stocks moved slightly ahead of last week. Both the large-cap S&P 500 and Dow posted modest gains by week’s end as did the small-cap Russell 2000. The Nasdaq was relatively flat posting only a 0.09% gain week-on-week. The Global Dow, possibly influenced by the generally slumping […]

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Market Week: August 3, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close July 31, 2015) The stock markets rebounded last week amid a tepid report from the Federal Open Market Committee seemingly halting talk of an imminent interest rate hike–although every indication points to some rate movement before the end of the year. Nevertheless, each of the major U.S. indexes showed […]

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MARKET WEEK: JULY 27, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close July 24, 2015) Despite favorable reports on unemployment claims, home sales, and the Greek debt crisis, the market took quite a hit pretty much across the board last week, apparently in response to mediocre corporate earnings reports from some big-name companies. Each major U.S. index listed here lost over […]

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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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What’s New in the Housing Market for 2015?

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What’s New in the Housing Market for 2015?

Home buyers and sellers finally have reason to celebrate in 2015. After almost a decade of limping along toward recovery, it seems as though the housing market has finally hit a more comfortable stride. According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, well-known gauges of the U.S. housing market, real estate is finally showing healthy signs […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 29, 2015

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The Markets Bolstered by very favorable housing news and heightened consumer expectations, the economic news was generally good for the week ending June 26. Unfortunately, the markets, which had experienced gains the prior week, can be described as mundane at best. Both large-cap benchmarks dipped this week, while small caps were not immune to a […]

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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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MARKET MONTH: MAY 2015

By on June 1, 2015 in Monthly Commentary with 0 Comments

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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