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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 […]
June 30, 2020

The Markets – June 30, 2020

Blame it on the coronavirus. Stock markets in the United States and Europe retreated last week as the number of new COVID-19 cases increased steadily in […]
June 23, 2020

The Markets – June 23, 2020

Could it be the upside surprises? U.S. stock markets have marched higher despite a pandemic, an economic downturn, and social justice protests – and a lot […]
June 16, 2020

The Markets – June 16, 2020

The Nasdaq Composite dipped its toes into record territory last week before retreating. Stock indices in the United States rallied early last week on optimism about […]
June 9, 2020

The Markets – June 9, 2020

The employment report electrified U.S. stock markets last week. American stock markets responded enthusiastically to the news U.S. unemployment was 13.3 percent in May. If it […]