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Weekly Investor – March 12, 2018

  A Strong Week Equities have been on a bit of a roller coaster so far in 2018 posting an oustanding January only to give a large portion of the gains back in February. Last week the S&P 500® Index found its footing again and returned 3.5%, recording its second best week of trading in […]

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Weekly Investor – March 5, 2018

  A Tough Week for Stocks Stocks dropped last week after President Trump announced new steel and aluminum tariffs, instilling fears of a potential trade war. Fed Chairman Mr. Powell comments, reiterating to congress a gradual increase in short-term interest rates, also pressured stocks. Investors worry rising inflation from new tariffs and higher growth from […]

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Weekly Investor – February 26, 2018

  Another Strong Earnings Season After selling-off to begin the holiday-shortened week, stocks rose to finish the week higher, as concerns over future interest rate increases subsided. Investors continue to weigh the accelerating pace of economic growth and another strong earnings season against the prospects of higher inflation and interest rates. With nearly 90% of […]

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Weekly Investor – February 20, 2018

  Return to Positive Territory The S&P 500 returned 4.3% last week to put the index back in positive territory for the year. U.S. stocks had their best week in five years. Volatility is a key concern for investors, as the steady upward climb of 2017 has not carried over into 2018.  That is in […]

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Weekly Investor – February 12, 2018

  Volatility Returns The headline for the past week was the return of volatility in the market. The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index (VIX), the standard for measuring volatility in the market, leapt 115% on Monday, February 5th, to its highest level since August, 2015.  The dramatic change in volatility was seen in […]

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