2017 Year in Review

Market Analysis 2017 was a remarkable year in many ways for investors. First and foremost, the market reached new all-time highs with the Dow climbing 25% and the S&P 500 up 19% for the year. In fact, the Dow had 70 record closes during the year! But not to be outdone, the Nasdaq jumped an…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (December 10, 2017)

Market Analysis Wall Street took traders on a roller coaster ride this week with the major market indexes experiencing their fair share of slumps, losing streaks, rebounds, and record highs. Encouragement over the Republican tax plan lifted most stocks early in the week, but another tech stock sell-off caught investors off guard. However, the tech…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (December 3, 2017)

Market Analysis The S&P 500, Russell 2000 and Dow Jones Industrial Average all moved higher this past week with the Dow passing through 24,000 for the first time, just 32 days after crossing 23,000. In fact, the Dow has achieved the 20k, 21k, 22k, 23k and 24k milestones in 2017. Markets rallied early in the…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (November 26, 2017)

Market Analysis Stocks rose in the holiday-shortened week of light trading, breaking a two-week stretch of lower markets and setting new record highs for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite. There was only a slight retracement on Wednesday when the S&P 500 dropped a couple of points as the minutes from the recent Federal Open Market…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (November 19, 2017)

Market Analysis Stocks ended a rather busy week modestly lower for the second week in a row as investors turned their attention to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday week. Investors continued to keep an eye on Capitol Hill, where Republican lawmakers are trying to implement the biggest tax overhaul in more than 30 years. The House passed…

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