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Why the Stock Market is Falling Again

Investment | August 21, 2017

Marking only the fourth occurrence this year, the S&P 500 index closed negative for the second week in a row amid mounting political worries and a devastating terror attack in Barcelona. From Japan to the United States, markets across the world sold off in unison on Thursday of last week. In addition to the S&P […]

Stocks Dive Amid North Korea Tensions

Investment | August 14, 2017

Last week was home to one of the worst days for stocks of the entire year as tensions between the United States and North Korea escalated to new levels. Although the tensions resulted from only a verbal conflict, it was enough to send markets into a tailspin. However, earlier in the week, both the S&P […]

S&P Global Says No More Fed Rate Hikes This Year

Investment | August 9, 2017

Could it be? Is the official fed funds interest rate stuck at the paltry 1.00-1.25% level? According to one well-respected Wall Street firm, the answer may be yes. Continued soft wage gains in the latest jobs report, along with subdued inflation data give the Fed a reason to hit the pause button on any more […]

The Dow Jones Just Made History

Investment | August 7, 2017

Stocks finished the first week of August mostly higher as strong earnings reports and upbeat economic data kept lingering bullish sentiment alive. The Nasdaq 100 index did not perform as well as its two other benchmark index peers, the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average. For the week, Nasdaq 100 futures posted a […]

Reversal of Fortune

Investment | August 1, 2017

Amid the fervor of a surging stock market there remains a less discussed data point lurking. The U.S. dollar has dropped 9% year to date against an index of other currencies. Some have attributed this slide to an early April comment from President Trump who lamented that “our dollar is getting too strong.” Eventually, he […]