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MARKET WEEK: JULY 27, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close July 24, 2015) Despite favorable reports on unemployment claims, home sales, and the Greek debt crisis, the market took quite a hit pretty much across the board last week, apparently in response to mediocre corporate earnings reports from some big-name companies. Each major U.S. index listed here lost over […]

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July 11th, 2015- Karen Polito, Erica Waasdorp,

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Chris speaks with Erica Waasdorp, President of A Direct Solution, which is an organization that helps nonprofits raise sustainable revenue through annual appeals and monthly giving.  In the second half of the show, Chris talks with the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, Karyn Polito, about local topics such as state budget issues, and the MBTA.  Mike […]

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July 4th, 2015-Market Review and Outlook, “Best of” First Half of 2015

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Chris recaps the market activity and shares his outlook on the economy for the second half of 2015. Seth Kaye also shares his views on the market.  The show also features a “best of” segment, which included interviews with the Pulitzer Prize winning Wall Street Journal writer Bret Stephens, and Stephen Moore, who is a […]

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MARKET WEEK: JULY 6, 2015

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The Markets Stock markets closed the holiday week on a sour note for the second week in a row. While several domestic indicators have been favorable, such as housing and unemployment, the markets across the board continued to lose value on the heels of Greece closing its banks for a week and missing a debt […]

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QUARTERLY MARKET REVIEW: APRIL-JUNE 2015

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The Markets As winter weather finally lost its chokehold on the U.S. economy, investors grew increasingly comfortable with the Federal Reserve’s slow-and-steady approach to raising short-term interest rates. Historic closes were reached by the large-cap Dow (18351) and S&P 500 (2134), while the small-cap Nasdaq (5164) and Russell 2000 (1296) also reached all-time highs during […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 29, 2015

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The Markets Bolstered by very favorable housing news and heightened consumer expectations, the economic news was generally good for the week ending June 26. Unfortunately, the markets, which had experienced gains the prior week, can be described as mundane at best. Both large-cap benchmarks dipped this week, while small caps were not immune to a […]

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June 20, 2015 – Mary Lou Palumbo

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Chris welcomes Mary Lou Palumbo, Executive Director of the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce, to the show this week. Mary Lou talks about the Business After Hours, recent events, and the upcoming Clam Bake. Other topics covered by Chris this week include: Father’s Day, Rick Presbrey and the Housing Assistance Corp, the Papal Encyclical, the New […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 22, 2015

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The Markets The markets responded favorably following the Federal Reserve’s announcement that interest rates would not be raised next month. Both the large-cap Dow and S&P 500 closed ahead of last week. But the biggest weekly gainers were the Nasdaq, which gained 1.3%, and the Russell 2000, which closed the week 1.55% better than last […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 15, 2015

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The Markets Reports from this past week revealed that the number of job openings is increasing, and the federal deficit and crude oil inventories are shrinking, while consumers are spending more of their hard-earned money. Unfortunately, news out of Europe is that negotiations between Greece and its creditors are regressing with default seemingly inevitable. The […]

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Are stock dividends reliable as a source of income?

By on June 10, 2015 in Newsletter Articles with 0 Comments
Are stock dividends reliable as a source of income?

Dividends can be an important source of income. However, there are several factors you should take into consideration if you’ll be relying on them to help pay the bills. An increasing dividend is generally regarded as a sign of a company’s health and stability, and most corporate boards are reluctant to cut them. However, dividends […]

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