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Markets Post Week of Growth

Last week, various factors came together to support the growth. From geopolitical topics to strong corporate earnings, we’ll focus on 3 key developments that drove movement. Energy Shares Boosted by Iran Nuclear Deal Withdrawal  President Trump’s decision on Tuesday to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal helped push the energy sector higher. With the possibility […]

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Examining Employment

Amid the relatively tepid performance last week in the markets, we reached a big milestone on May 1: Our current economic expansion is now officially the 2nd longest on record. For 8 years and 10 months, the economy has been growing (albeit slowly), and many sectors still have room to advance (hopefully).[i] As we look to better understand where […]

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Goldilocks Returns

What drove last week’s market performance? While talk of tariffs on aluminum and steel imports affected stocks last week, a major jobs report was arguably the biggest market mover.[i] The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest jobs report on Friday, and the numbers relieved many investors’ inflation concerns. The data showed that the economy added […]

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Stocks Mixed, Fed Changes Policy

Three stories that have dominated conversations and driven investor attention in 2017 continued last week: Healthcare policy: The Senate’s continuing discussion of healthcare reform impacted stock performance in connected industries Tension with North Korea: The markets responded quietly to continuing conflict between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, although some investments saw a bump later […]

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