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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 23, 2015

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The Markets An easy-does-it approach from the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy committee calmed immediate investor anxiety about future rate hikes. That gave both the Dow and the S&P 500 relief from a three-week losing streak. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq closed less than half a percentage point away from its all-time closing high of 5048.62, set in […]

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Market Week: March 2, 2015

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The Markets Equities markets were mildly buoyed by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s congressional testimony and the grudging approval of Greece’s plans for qualifying for additional assistance. The S&P 500 and Russell 2000 hit new record highs during the week. However, both had backed away from those highs by week’s end after U.S. economic growth […]

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February 21, 2015- Mike Burton Hosts

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Mike Burton of Slade Mortgage hosts the show this week while Chris is on vacation. He is joined by Cheryl Kramer of Housing Assistance Corp, who talks about the variety of educational programs which HAC offers: budgeting, first time home buyers, reverse mortgages, and foreclosure counseling. Mary Lou Palumbo of the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce […]

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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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MARKET WEEK: JANUARY 26, 2015

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The Markets It was a clean sweep for the Nasdaq as it posted gains on all four days of a market week shortened by Martin Luther King Day. As the Nasdaq was moving into positive territory for the year, the other major indices lost ground on Friday, at least in part due to the uncertainty […]

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MARKET WEEK: JANUARY 12, 2015

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The Markets It was a grim week, not only in France but in financial markets worldwide. Despite a mid-week bounce, equities prices continued to follow oil on a downward path. The small caps once again bore the brunt of the selling, while the price of oil fell below $50 a barrel. Not surprisingly, U.S. Treasuries […]

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MARKET WEEK: JANUARY 5, 2015

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The Markets A couple of disappointing economic reports coupled with year-end tax maneuvers put the few traders who were at their desks last week in selling mode. All four domestic indices plus the Global Dow lost more than 1%, while the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield fell as prices rose.

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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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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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