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Monday, January 1, 2018

How good was 2017? It was so good, the Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500 Index finished in positive territory every month for the first time ever (on a total return basis), reported Barron's. All major U.S. indices finished...

 

Monday, December 25, 2017

Last week, President Trump signed the recently passed tax law, officially titled 'An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018.' The legislation...

 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), a measure of how unpredictable investors expect the S&P 500 Index to be over the short-term, finished the week below 10. A low VIX reading means investors expect calm markets through the end of the year...

 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

What will it take to shake investors’ confidence? From the perspective of unsettling events, last week was jam-packed. North Korea claimed to have the capability to strike the United States with a nuclear missile, tax reform...

 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

There was a lot to be thankful for last week as stocks bounced back last week after two weeks of declines. In addition, stock markets around the world have advanced throughout the year. The question is, “Have markets become...

 

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving is the best of all family dinners. It’s a celebration of our great nation and the many blessings that occur when people unite together in the spirit of communication. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving...

 

Monday, November 20, 2017

With more than 90 percent of companies reporting, the total EPS growth rate for the S&P 500 has exceeded expectations, reported FactSet. In aggregate, the growth rate accelerated from 3.1 percent on September 30 to 6.1 percent last...

 

Monday, July 24, 2017

The Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) both finished at record highs last week. Barron’s indicated investors owe Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen a debt of gratitude...