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Eyes on the Fed

This week on Wall Street was all about the Fed. We wish it wasn't this way frankly, but this is the direction markets have taken since the financial crisis: an ever more reliant relationship between…
June 21, 2019
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Monday – June 17, 2019

Market opens flattish to start the new week. And it’s an important one. Three major central banks meet this week, with the future of monetary policy to combat the economic slowdown the focus. Investors will…
June 17, 2019
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How People Pay

People pay in many ways these days. It's less and less coming in the form of Dollars and cents. The movement was kickstarted in the 1950s with the creation of the credit card. In 1950…
June 14, 2019
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Monday – June 10, 2019

Market opens higher to start the new week. Deals are the theme, as the last minute arrangement with Mexico on Friday negated the tariff increase for now. United Technologies and Raytheon announced a merger over…
June 10, 2019
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D-Day, Today and Tomorrow

This week marked the 75th anniversary of the Allies storming the beaches of Normandy. That day literally changed the course of World War II. The historic day changed our future. It's known as D-Day. The…
June 7, 2019
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Monday – June 3, 2019

Market opens mixed to begin the new month. The DOW has declined six consecutive weeks, something it has not done since 2011. It was the worst May in nine years. The DOW's Friday close was…
June 3, 2019
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Market Turbulence

The S&P closed out its worst month on the year and the worst May since 2010. For the DOW watchers, the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its 6th weekly loss, something that has not been…
May 31, 2019
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Tuesday – May 28, 2019

Market opens flattish to begin the holiday-shortened week. Things are on track for a decline in May, something that has not occurred in 7 years. The S&P has seen 3 consecutive weekly decliners for the…
May 28, 2019
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Perhaps lost in the headlines this week, which were crowded with Trade Tensions, Partisan Politics and Brexit, was the debut of something named "Digit." The Ford Motor Company believes it found a way to resolve…
May 24, 2019