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Volatility Continues

Markets went for another wild ride last week, as major domestic indexes swung back and forth. By Friday, December 7, markets had posted their worst weekly performance since March—and the S&P 500 and Dow both moved into negative territory for 2018.[i] Let’s take a look at what is driving this challenging market performance.   Examining […]

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Markets Rebound

U.S. markets ended a volatile month on a high note Friday. All three major indices posted impressive increases for the week, buoyed by news from the Fed Reserve and international trade.[i] To better understand last week’s sharp rebound, let’s take a closer look at details surrounding comments by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and various international […]

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Hello? Are you there? Hello? Isn’t it annoying when you are having a delightful conversation with someone, one or both of you are on a cell phone, and in the middle of the call as you are talking you finish your thought and then…. nothing?  Dead silence.  “Hello?  Are you there?  Hello?”  You look at […]

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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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