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Test Your Investing IQ

By on August 4, 2017 in Newsletter Articles with 0 Comments
Test Your Investing IQ

How much do you know about market basics? Put your investing IQ to the test with this quiz on stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Questions 1. What does it mean to buy stock in a company? a. The investor loans money to the company b. The investor becomes a part owner of the company c. […]

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MARKET MONTH: AUGUST 2016

By on September 1, 2016 in Monthly Commentary with 0 Comments

The Markets (as of market close August 31, 2016) With no Federal Open Market Committee meeting and little news to jar the markets, the lazy, hazy days of August seemed to lull investors into a state of lethargy. Trading was light and volatility, limited. Despite the fact that several of the indexes tracked here posted […]

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MARKET WEEK: MAY 2, 2016

By on May 2, 2016 in Market Week with 0 Comments

The Markets (as of market close April 29, 2016) The markets suffered their worst week of losses since February as each of the indexes listed here ended the week in negative territory. The Nasdaq fell the most by the end of the week, down over 2.5%, as the technology sector declined following investor sell-offs. Long-term […]

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MARKET WEEK: FEBRUARY 29, 2016

By on February 29, 2016 in AMR, Market Week with 0 Comments

The Markets (as of market close February 26, 2016) Last week saw a mixed bag of information from some major economic sectors, which may have influenced the equities markets to record some marginal gains by week’s end. Each of the indexes listed here posted week-on-week gains, led by the Russell 2000 and Nasdaq. The Dow […]

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Market Week: January 19, 2016

By on January 19, 2016 in AMR, Market Week with 0 Comments

The Markets (as of market close January 15, 2016) Last week was a perfect storm of bad news for investors, as China’s continuing economic and stock market woes and the ongoing plunge in oil prices–combined with a stream of disappointing news about the U.S. economy–sparked yet another sharp selloff. Markets took a beating, with the […]

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MARKET WEEK: JANUARY 11, 2016

By on January 11, 2016 in AMR, Investment Management, Market Week with 0 Comments

The Markets (as of market close January 8, 2016) Last week began with both domestic and global markets hitting the skids amid concerns over China’s stock market plunge, North Korea’s apparent nuclear testing, and falling oil prices. A favorable employment report at the end of the week may have helped stem the downward tide, but […]

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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 28, 2015

By on December 28, 2015 in AMR, Market Week with 0 Comments

The Markets (as of market close December 25, 2015) U.S. stocks posted their biggest weekly gains in several weeks. The close of Christmas week saw each of the indexes listed here record positive gains, with the Russell 2000 moving up 3% to lead the way. The price of gold (COMEX) reversed course, selling at $1,075.80 […]

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Chris’ Latest Article on Boston.com

By on December 7, 2015 in AMR, In the News with 0 Comments
Chris’ Latest Article on Boston.com

Terrorism Preparedness for your Finances In the last week or two, we’ve been reminded that terrorism is real and can strike at any time. Perhaps you’ve long had your duck tape and bottles of water at the ready, but this may also be a good time to give thought to how to prepare your finances […]

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July 25, 2015 – Maryann Murphy and Mike Burton

By on July 30, 2015 in Radio Show with 0 Comments

On this week’s edition of “Something More,” Chris offers some market commentary and perspective before being joined by professional organizer, Maryann Murphy. Maryann talks about the importance of time management and organizational skills in order to be productive both at home and in business. Mike Burton of Slade Mortgage co-hosts the second hour of the […]

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Five Steps to Tame Financial Stress

By on July 9, 2015 in Newsletter Articles with 0 Comments
Five Steps to Tame Financial Stress

Do you sometimes lie awake at night thinking about bills that need to be paid? Does it feel as though you’re drowning in debt? If this describes you, you might take solace in the fact that you’re not alone. A recent report released by the American Psychological Association (APA) showed that 72% of adults feel […]

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