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Weekly Investor – June 19, 2017

  A Rate Increase U.S equity markets were mixed last week and the S&P 500® Index closed up 0.12%. Investors spent much of the week digesting the widely expected rate hike by the Federal Reserve from 1% to 1.25%.  In economic news, retail sales declined by 0.3%, the largest decline since January 2016 and consumer […]

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Weekly Investor – June 12, 2017

  A Rocky Road U.S equity markets experienced ups and downs last week to close lower. Political news continues to drive equity markets.  Former FBI Director James Comey testified in front of the Senate on Thursday and raised questions about President Trump’s conduct. Comey did not implicate that President Trump had any direct connections to Russia […]

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Weekly Investor – June 5, 2017

  Market Soar U.S equity markets soared last week and the S&P 500® Index advanced over 1% with materials and health care sectors leading the way. Much of the rally came on Thursday after ADP Employment numbers were released at 40% higher than expectations.  Strong job growth continues to fuel markets and on Friday, the unemployment […]

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Weekly Investor – May 30, 2017

  Labor Market Strength U.S equity markets advanced last week and the S&P 500® Index claimed a new all-time closing high of 2,415.8 and returned 1.5% for the week. However, while most sectors were positive, the energy sector struggled and declined 2.14%.  The decline came on the heels of the most recent OPEC meeting in Vienna […]

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Weekly Investor – May 22, 2017

  All Eyes on Washington U.S equity markets ended last week lower after a turbulent few days. Investors once again weighed another political setback for the Trump administration versus continued strong corporate fundamentals.  A sell-off on Wednesday was driven by reports that President Trump had asked then FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation into […]

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