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MARKET WEEK: FEBRUARY 8, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close February 5, 2016) Following a labor report that showed job growth slowed in January, stocks declined after making some positive headway the prior week. A selloff of tech stocks brought the Nasdaq down 5.44% with the Russell 2000 following close behind, falling almost 5% by week’s end. The Dow […]

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Handling Market Volatility

By on February 2, 2016 in Featured, Monthly Commentary with 0 Comments
Handling Market Volatility

Conventional wisdom says that what goes up must come down. But even if you view market volatility as a normal occurrence, it can be tough to handle when your money is at stake. Though there’s no foolproof way to handle the ups and downs of the stock market, the following common-sense tips can help.  

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Eleven Ways to Help Yourself Stay Sane in a Crazy Market

By on February 2, 2016 in Featured, Newsletter Articles with 0 Comments
Eleven Ways to Help Yourself Stay Sane in a Crazy Market

Keeping your cool can be hard to do when the market goes on one of its periodic roller-coaster rides. It’s useful to have strategies in place that prepare you both financially and psychologically to handle market volatility. Here are 11 ways to help keep yourself from making hasty decisions that could have a long-term impact […]

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MARKET WEEK: FEBRUARY 1, 2016

By on February 1, 2016 in AMR, Market Week with 0 Comments

The Markets (as of market close January 29, 2016) Volatility continues to best describe the markets throughout the first month of 2016, as stocks continued to rebound after a very shaky start to the new year. Boosted by a jump in oil prices, favorable earnings reports, and an end-of-the-week move by the Japanese central bank […]

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Market Week: January 19, 2016

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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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ANNUAL MARKET REVIEW 2015

By on January 5, 2016 in Annual Market Review with 0 Comments

Overview Volatility may best describe the equities markets for the majority of 2015, as they were impacted by economic stress in China and Greece, coupled with underwhelming corporate earnings reports, falling oil prices, and terrorist attacks here and abroad. While some economic sectors, such as housing and labor, offered favorable news, others, including exports and […]

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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 28, 2015

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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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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 21, 2015

By on December 21, 2015 in Insurance, Market Week, Retirement with 0 Comments

The Markets (as of market close December 18, 2015) Not entirely unexpected, the Federal Open Market Committee announced the first interest-rate increase since 2006. In support of its decision, the committee expressed cautious optimism that economic conditions will continue to strengthen. However, the committee’s sentiments weren’t enough to keep the markets from ending a volatile […]

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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 14, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close December 11, 2015) Investors appeared to be in a selling mood this past week as each of the indexes listed here fell by more than 3.0%. The S&P 500 dropped over 79 points, closing down 3.79%, while the Dow lost over 580 points, finishing 3.26% below the prior week’s […]

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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 7, 2015

By on December 7, 2015 in Market Week with 0 Comments

The Markets (as of market close December 4, 2015) The first week of December proved quite volatile, with some of the major indexes listed here rallying on Friday to close ahead of the week before. Some of the upward movement from investors may have come in response to another good jobs report and the fact […]

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