Monday Market Update 5-24-2021

The market was a bit mixed last week. Inflation and rising interest rates continued to pressure the market early in the week, while improving jobless claims numbers led to some market recovery on Thursday. We also got the Fed’s minutes from their April meeting, some insights into negotiations on the American Jobs Plan, aka Biden’s…

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This Week in the Market 5-17-2021

Earnings season just about wrapped up last week… but the biggest market impact of the week came from the CPI report. Despite everyone predicting it was coming, now that we actually see inflation in the reported data, the market didn’t like it too much. We also saw flat retail sales number for April too. To…

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Weekly Market Review 5-10-2021

Earnings season continued last week… but the two biggest market impacts of the week came from unexpected sources. First, a big negative surprise from the April Employment numbers drove markets…up? And crypto fans eagerly awaited Elon Musk’s host appearance on SNL and were likely not happy with what he had to say. It’s all outlined…

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What Drives the Stock Market?

One of the questions I probably get asked more than any other is why is the stock market behaving the way it is… especially over this last year. The last year has shown to be one of the wildest rides I’ve seen in the stock market over my lifetime. But its behavior through the pandemic…

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Understanding the Impact of Coronavirus on the Economy

The current headlines are filled with hour by hour updates on coronavirus: how far it has spread, every new case reported in the United States, and the massive stock market sell-off last week. There are lots of resources out there for what this new virus is and how you can prevent it, as well as…

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10 Things to Know About A Stock (Before You Buy One)

When you talk about investing, the first thing everyone thinks about is buying stocks. There’s a lot more available out there when it comes to investing, but… Here’s a little Investing in Stocks 101, with the 10 things every person should know about a stock BEFORE you buy one. Whenever I talk about investing, I…

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