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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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MARKET WEEK: APRIL 27, 2015

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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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MARKET WEEK: APRIL 6, 2015

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The Markets The Russell 2000 continued to be more resilient than its domestic large-cap brethren, which ended the week little changed. The small caps even managed to steal the year-to-date lead from the Nasdaq, which had the week’s weakest performance. The benchmark 10-year Treasury yield fell as prices rose after a disappointing jobs report spurred […]

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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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