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Weekly Investor – August 21, 2017

  Another Down Week The S&P 500 Index had another down week returning -0.6%, making it the second worst week of 2017. The first seven months of 2017 have all ended in positive territory; however, August is currently in the red with just two weeks remaining. The week started off on a positive note as […]

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Weekly Investor – August 14, 2017

  Geopolitical Concerns U.S. equity markets fell last week and the S&P 500® Index posted its worst weekly performance since March of this year as increased geopolitical tension rattled markets around the globe. President Trump stated that the U.S. would respond to any further threats from North Korea “with fire and fury like the world […]

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Weekly Investor – August 7, 2017

  High Investor Confidence U.S. equity markets closed last week mixed but the S&P 500® Index traded higher, posting a 0.2% return. U.S. investor confidence in the economy was bolstered by a strong July payroll report and an upward revision to May and June’s jobs numbers.  Average hourly earnings also rose month over month at […]

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Weekly Investor – July 31, 2017

  Mixed Earnings U.S. equity markets closed last week slightly down but that was not before reaching another all-time high. On Wednesday, the S&P 500® Index closed above 2477.8 for the first time.  However, the euphoria was short lived after disappointing earnings announcements from a few mega-cap companies mid-week.  Alphabet, Inc. fell approximately 3% after […]

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Weekly Investor – July 24, 2017

  Corporate America Shines U.S. equity markets closed the week up and the S&P 500® Index hit another all-time closing high of 2,473.83 on Wednesday. U.S. economic data was mixed as the NAHB Housing Market Index was slightly lower than expected while initial jobless claims came in at 233k.  This was lower than the consensus […]

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