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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

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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 4, 2015

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The Markets Although May Day brought a rally in stock markets across the board, it wasn’t enough to wipe out the week’s losses. Several earnings reports and a disappointing GDP reading dampened the fervor that drove markets to new highs a week prior, while a Fed announcement fueled speculation about a June interest rate hike. […]

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MARKET MONTH: APRIL 2015

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The Markets Investors seemed to take their emotional cue from a spate of mixed earnings results and economic data, waffling between enthusiasm and caution throughout the month. The Nasdaq finally recouped the losses it incurred during the technology crash 15 years ago, hitting a new record high during the third week of April. It then […]

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