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Weekly Market CommentarySeptember 8, 2020 The Markets Stock markets in the United States retreated a bit last week. U.S. stocks have been trending higher for months. Last week, they gave back some gains. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 3.3 percent, while the S&P 500 Index fell 2.3 percent, and the Dow lost 1.8 percent, reported Ben Levisohn of Barron’s. It was difficult to pinpoint a specific reason for the market’s retreat. Levisohn offered a litany of possibili
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AUG 2020 Commentary August 17, 2020 The Markets  The Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index finished the week within a whisker of its February high, reported Randall Forsyth of Barron’s. It’s a remarkable feat. The stock market has recover
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JUN 2020 Commentary June 1, 2020The MarketsAre those green shoots?In economic terms, green shoots are signs of improvement. If you were paying close attention, you might have seen some in economic data released last week.They weren’t apparent in the Bureau of Labor Statistics report on the United
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Commentary March 30, 2020The MarketsThe United States set some records last week.First, we became the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. Popular Science explained:“An increase of 15,000 known cases in just one day pushed the United States past Italy and China, making it the new epicenter
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JAN 2020 Commentary January 13, 2020The MarketsIt was a nerve-wracking week.Iran fired 22 ballistic missiles at the Ain Al Asad air base near western Iraq and a second base in northern Iraq following last week’s U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian military commander. Newsweek reported the
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OCT 2019 Commentary October 7, 2019The MarketsFrom trade wars to impeachment inquiries, investors had a lot to ponder during the third quarter. Toward the end of September, they appeared to become more cautious, although it’s difficult to say which issues weighed most heavily. Here are a few quest
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SEP 2019 Commentary September 30, 2019The MarketsThey say bull markets climb a wall of worry.Investopedia’s Will Kenton explained the idea like this:“…a bull market isn’t
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September 23, 2019 The Markets There’s a new theory in town. Renowned economist Robert Shiller’s new book suggests investors may be able to predict and prepare for economic events by tracking popular stories. Applying the theory might have been a challenge last week. There were so many stories with potential to move markets and affect the economy it was difficult to guess which would be the most influential. In the end, on-again-off-again trade negotiations provided the spark that dr
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AUG 2019 Commentary August 12, 2019The MarketsGlobal selloff. Quick comeback.Investors boomeranged from stocks to safe havens and back as trade tensions between the United States and China intensified last week. The Economist reported:“On August 1st President Donald Trump warned that he would soon
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