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September 1, 2020

The Markets – September 01, 2020

The stock market rallies like it’s 1986. August has been a good month for stock investors. At the end of last week, the S&P 500 Index […]
August 26, 2020

The Markets – August 26, 2020

The shortest bear market in history is over. The Nasdaq Composite and Standard & Poor’s 500 Indices finished at new highs last week. The stock market […]
August 18, 2020

The Markets – August 18, 2020

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. […]
August 11, 2020
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The Markets – August 11, 2020

There was good news and bad news in last week’s employment report. The good news was the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics delivered better-than-expected data about […]
August 4, 2020

The Markets – August 4, 2020

Last week delivered a mixed bag of financial and economic news. As many expected, the U.S. economy did not fare well during the second quarter. COVID-19 […]
July 28, 2020

The Markets – July 28, 2020

Where are we on vaccines and treatments? During 2020, the United States government has spent more than $13 billion on Operation Warp Speed (OWS), which is […]
July 21, 2020

The Markets – July 21, 2020

Is the United States economy recovering or faltering? It depends on who you ask and which data you consider. For example, last week, the Department of […]
July 14, 2020

The Markets – July 14, 2020

Please don’t scream inside your heart. Last week, a reopened Japanese theme park asked patrons to wear masks to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. It […]
July 7, 2020

The Markets – July 7, 2020

What a quarter! Who could have guessed a global pandemic would produce outsized stock market returns? Near the end of last quarter (March 23), the Standard […]