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Jobs Push Stocks Up: Weekly Update – July 9, 2018

Domestic stocks only traded for 4 days last week, due to the Independence Day holiday. In that time, all 3 major...

Trade and Tariffs Rattle Markets: Weekly Update – July 2, 2018

International trade concerns continue to create uncertainty in markets around the world. Despite the markets’ slight rises on Friday, June 29,...

The Power of Corporate Earnings: Weekly Update – June 25, 2018

Stocks stumbled across the globe last week as trade tensions continued to escalate. Despite rebounding somewhat on Friday, the S&P 500...

Trade and Interest Rates: Weekly Update- June 18, 2018

Last week stocks showed mixed results as political headlines continued to dominate the news. The Dow lost 0.89% and the S&P...

Strength, Growth, and Tension: Weekly Update – June 11, 2018

As last week ended, tension between the U.S. and some of its greatest allies was on the rise. Trade remained a...

Jobs Report Calms Volatility: Weekly Update – June 4, 2018

Markets experienced heightened volatility this week, with the S&P 500 rising 0.49% and Dow dropping 0.48%. Meanwhile, the NASDAQ rose 1.62%,...

Stocks Up, Signals Mixed: Weekly Update – May 30, 2018

Geopolitical uncertainty affected stocks last week, as the historic summit between the U.S. and North Korea began to look less likely....

Tackling Trade & Treasuries: Weekly Update – MAY 21, 2018

Major domestic indexes went down last week after all three gained more than 2% the previous week. The S&P 500 dropped...

She’s a BAD Mam-a Jam-a

Don’t remember the tune? “She’s a Bad Mama Jama” was written by Leon Haywood and became a major R&B hit, earning...

Examining Employment Weekly Update – May 9, 2018

Domestic indexes posted strong results on Friday, May 4, as the latest labor report data lessened investors’ concerns about inflation and...