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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 30, 2015

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The Markets An uptick in equities on Friday couldn’t overcome the four-day downdraft across the board that preceded it. Whether the slump was caused by weak economic data, a fresh outbreak of Middle East conflict, a discouraging report about corporate profits, or simple profit-taking after the previous week’s strength, it left the S&P 500 a […]

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March 21, 2015-Michael Cuggino of the Permanent Fund

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Chris welcomes Michael Cuggino of the Permanent Fund to Something More. They discuss market outlook and asset classes within the fund. Barbara Cotton, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Children’s Museum, is here to talk about the 25th anniversary of the Museum and the Let It Grow Gala on March 28. Chris and his AMR […]

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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 16, 2015

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The Markets Bulls and bears duked it out last week, with the Dow experiencing multiple triple-digit intraday swings. In the end, the bears prevailed as the Dow and S&P 500 had their third straight week of losses, which sent both back into negative territory for the year. The dollar continued to gain strength, hitting $1.06 […]

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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 9, 2015

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The Markets Good news about unemployment proved bad news for the equities markets. The Dow industrials closed 279 points lower after Friday’s strong jobs report as investors feared it might help hasten the end of the Fed’s near-zero target interest rate. Nevertheless, the Nasdaq topped 5,000 earlier in the week for the first time since […]

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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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MARKET WEEK: FEBRUARY 23, 2015

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The Markets Reprieve relief: Even a temporary agreement about Greek debt helped equities edge upward. Friday‘s relief rally gave the S&P 500 its third straight week of gains, though the Nasdaq continued to lead the pack. Meanwhile, as oil prices remained relatively stable at roughly $50 a barrel, the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield rose.

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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 17, 2015

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The Markets Domestic equities continued to shake off their winter chill as the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 squeaked into record territory once again. The Dow industrials rose above 18,000 for the first time since New Year’s Eve, and the Nasdaq’s 3% gain put the index at its highest level since March 2000. Meanwhile, oil […]

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February 14, 2015 – The Men of AMR

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The men of AMR are featured on this week’s edition of Something More. Chris is joined by colleagues Michael Perna and Seth Kaye for market observations and commentary. But first they are joined by Dave Augustinho of the Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board, a local resource which helps monitor and improve the local workforce […]

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MARKET WEEK: FEBRUARY 9, 2015

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The Markets Hit the reset button: A rebound in the price of oil and some promising economic data helped equities recoup their losses of the week before, returning them to roughly even for the year. As oil rose above $50 a barrel once again and investors regained confidence in equities, the yield of the benchmark […]

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