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Archive for April 2018

Examining Earnings & Yields

WEEKLY UPDATE – April 23, 2018 Stocks posted moderate gains last week, as the S&P 500 added 0.52%, the Dow increased 0.42%, and the NASDAQ rose 0.56%.[1] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE followed suit, gaining 0.41%.[2] We received numerous new data updates last week, and most provided positive news for the economy. Retail sales, housing starts, and…

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Earnings Season Begins

WEEKLY UPDATE – April 16, 2018 Market volatility continues. Stocks slid on Friday, April 13, but still held on to gains for the week. [1] The S&P 500 increased 1.99%, the Dow added 1.79%, and the NASDAQ was up 2.77%. [2] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE also rose, gaining 1.45% .[3] Similar to recent weeks, international events continued to sway markets:…

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Special Update: Quarterly Update

WEEKLY UPDATE – April 9, 2018 Domestic stocks lost ground last week as trade war concerns continued to rattle investors. With these declines, the Dow officially moved back into correction territory. [1] For the week, the S&P 500 lost 1.43%, the Dow dipped 0.95%, and the NASDAQ dropped 2.11%. [ 2] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE managed a 0.38% increase .[3]…

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Are You Prepared For Mental Decline?

March 2018 No one likes to think about cognitive decline in themselves or their loved ones. But, for many families, this is an incredibly important topic to address. In fact, 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 10% of people aged 65 and older. When they pass away, 1 in 3 seniors has Alzheimer’s or other…

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Markets Increase

Weekly Update – April 2, 2018 Markets were closed on March 30 for Good Friday, but in the four days of trading, stocks recovered some of this year’s losses. [1] For the week, the S&P 500 added 2.09%, the Dow gained 2.67%, and the NASDAQ increased by 1.03%. [2] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE grew 0.81% .[3] Last week also marked…

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