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    Are Consistent Economic Gains Now Starting to Catch-up to Stock Market Gains?

    Despite much uncertainty in the minds of many investors with respect to the path of interest rate hikes in the U.S., the ultimate impact of Brexit on England, Europe and the rest of the global economy and the outcome of the upcoming presidential election in the U.S., one thing remains certain thus far in 2016 – market leadership continues to change and evolve. ...

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  • Portfolio Management Ideas for Consideration for the Remainder of 2017

    Despite much uncertainty in the minds of many investors with respect to the path of interest rate hikes in the U.S., the ultimate impact of Brexit on England, Europe and the rest of the global economy and the outcome of the upcoming presidential election in the U.S., one thing remains certain thus far in 2016 – market leadership continues to change and evolve. ...

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  • 4th of July 2017

    Happy Fourth of July!

    What It Means to Be an American To believe in the promise of a better tomorrow, and stand united in our efforts to give a peaceful nation to our children......

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  • equities

    Can a Macron Victory Lead to an Upswing in European Stocks?

    Despite much uncertainty in the minds of many investors with respect to the path of interest rate hikes in the U.S., the ultimate impact of Brexit on England, Europe and the rest of the global economy and the outcome of the upcoming presidential election in the U.S., one thing remains certain thus far in 2016 – market leadership continues to change and evolve. ...

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  • Stocks Continue their Upward Climb Ahead of Final Fed Meeting of 2017

    U.S. Stocks marginally gained value last week as both houses of congress met to reconcile their respective tax bills and investors awaited this year’s final meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) this week. The S&P 500 index gained 0.4%, the Russell Midcap index gained 0.3%, and the small cap-oriented Russell 2000 index slipped 1%. On the international front, developed markets gained 0.1% while emerging markets declined 0.5%....

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  • Stocks Gain during a Busy Week

    U.S. equities had their second best performance of the year gaining 1.6% last week despite a sharp intra-day decline on Friday when the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 300 points. The Russell Midcap Index grew 1.5% on the week while the Russell 2000 Index moved 1.2% higher. ...

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  • Investors Gearing Up for the Final Month

    Stocks found stable footing during last week’s holiday shortened trading session. During the three and half days the U.S. markets were open, the S&P 500 Index gained 0.9%, the Russell Midcap Index gained 0.8%, and the Russell 2000 Index ended the week 1.8% higher. ...

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  • Investors have a lot To Be Thankful for in 2017

    The S&P 500 index is up an impressive 17% this year. Internationally, developed markets are up 21% and emerging markets are up a whopping 35%! Even the bond market has investors “giving thanks” for the 5% return generated by corporate debt so far this year and the 7% they’ve received in the high yield debt sector. ...

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