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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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MARKET MONTH: JANUARY 2015

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The Markets (Un)Happy New Year: Fresh uncertainties in Europe, slowing economic growth, anticipation of a looming Federal Reserve rate hike, and a stronger dollar all contributed to a volatile month for equities. The losses weren’t good news for believers in the January Effect (the idea that equities’ behavior in January suggests what might happen during […]

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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 20, 2015

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The Markets A surprise move by Switzerland’s central bank made already unsettled financial markets even more volatile. For the third straight week of 2015, equities saw strong ups and downs that resulted in losses for the week. The uncertainty drove the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yield even further below 2% as demand for a safe […]

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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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