Weekend Portfolio Analysis (October 1, 2017)

Market Analysis Talk of tax reform drove stocks higher with the markets trading at new all-time highs again this week, led by the small cap stocks. All four major indices ended the week in the green. The gains this week in the small cap stocks are due to the disproportional benefit that a reduction in…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (September 24, 2017)

Market Analysis Markets were relatively unchanged this week, although record highs were recorded again this week. The Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that it will begin reducing its balance sheet next month. Additionally, the Fed said that it would keep the target range for its federal funds rate at 1.00-1.25%. However,  they did suggest that…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (September 16, 2017)

Market Analysis As tensions continued to escalate this past week between North Korea and the rest of the world, U.S. stocks had another banner week. The S&P 500 conquered 2,500 while recording its largest weekly gain since January and the Dow Jones Industrial Average also recorded a new all-time high. News that an outline of…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (September 10, 2017)

Market Analysis After closing higher for the past two weeks, U.S. stock markets slipped during the holiday-shortened week. Traders returned from the long weekend to react to news of another North Korea missile launch while anxiety was also heightened by uncertainty surrounding Hurricane Irma with Hurricane Harvey still fresh on traders’ minds. The price tag…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (September 3, 2017)

Market Analysis Stocks finished higher for the second week in a row despite some midweek volatility surrounding North Korea’s missile launch over northern Japan. U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose less than expected, adding only 156,000 new jobs versus estimate for a 180,000 rise. History shows that August is traditionally one of the slowest months of the…

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