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Feb 13, 2017 6:00:54 PM

S&P 500 Still Has Much More Room To Move

The equity market continued to chug along last week, as the S&P 500 closed at an all-time high of 2,316.10 on Feb. 10th. So far this year, the S&P 500 is up about 3.5 percent, while the NASDAQ Composite is up about 6.5 percent.

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Jan 16, 2017 6:07:51 PM

The Market Is Expecting Something, We Just Don't Know What

When the year began a couple of weeks ago, we weren't sure how the market would react to the beginning of 2017. Considering all the uncertainty from the incoming administration, it seemed only normal to wait and see which way the winds were blowing.

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Jan 3, 2017 5:35:40 PM

2017: Uncertain Financial Times Ahead?

We made it so far. We crossed the invisible boundary that separates the year that was from the year that will be. 2017 will bring an era of change. How it will morph and play out is yet to be seen, but change there will be.

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Dec 27, 2016 8:08:15 AM

2016 Was A Tale Of Two Markets

As the year comes to an end, it's time to look back and take stock. Certainly, 2016 was full of the unexpected, as we saw a shift from established wisdom to the unconventional. Surprisingly, the dividing line occurred almost at the mid-point, June 23. That's when everything seemed to change.

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Dec 12, 2016 6:00:29 PM

For U.S. Equity Markets, Ignorance Is Truly Bliss

Well, we made it through the Italian referendum’s defeat and the meeting of the European Central Bank last week without any major hiccups. The equity markets just continue to power ahead as if nothing will stop them from moving even higher by the end of the year.

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Dec 5, 2016 5:19:40 PM

Unemployment Rate Shrinking By Magic, Again

So here we are again! New month, new what I call "Voodoo Employment Numbers." According to official figures, the U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent, a level not achieved since 2007.

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Nov 30, 2016 5:49:38 PM

Fintech Troubles Topple CAN Capital's CEO Daniel DeMeo

One of the top leaders in the online lending world has taken a tumble as tumult continues to trouble the fintech space.

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Nov 28, 2016 6:41:27 PM

December Decisions Could Fall Like Dominoes In The Financial World

As we enter the final five weeks of the year, there will be plenty of excitement ahead of the holidays to make December far from dull.

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Nov 21, 2016 7:05:20 PM

Markets Still Have A Whole Lot Of Repricing To Do

Since the election, the markets have begun repricing, and it looks like they're far from done. Let's take a quick look at what's been happening:

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Sep 26, 2016 1:42:53 PM

The Yield Curve Has Already Returned To Normal

Did you survive the drama of the latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting? Ugh, wasn’t that just painful? Hopefully we won’t have to hear about this anymore until November. This discussion is just getting so painful. When people say that we should "raise rates," the market goes down. If they say we "shouldn’t raise rates," the market goes up. Come on, already! This has been going for nearly a decade. 2008 was almost nine years ago now. Almost, 10 years of my life have been spent hearing about the Fed normalizing the yield curve.

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