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Category Archives: The Fed

July 8, 2024

July 8, 2024 “It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.”  Robert Kiyosaki Happy post 4th of July, as the markets had a shortened week, mostly positive and new record highs were achieved. The S&P 500 booked […]

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June 17, 2024

“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.” Author Unknown (but he or she nailed it!) Happy belated Father’s Day to all the markets last week gave much to talk about. Here are the numbers. The […]

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May 6, 2024

“I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.”  Warren Buffett   Well, last week gave us quite a ride, anticipation for the Federal Reserve and the inflation numbers moved the market midweek and recovered nicely by Friday. Here are the […]

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April 8, 2024

April 8, 2024 “Know what you own and know why you own it.”  Peter Lynch All good things come to an end. After a stellar first quarter the markets decided to take a breath. Here are the numbers. The S&P 500 lost 1.02%, Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated 2.27%, the Nasdaq trimmed 1.31%, internationally, the […]

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March 25, 2024

“Don’t look for the needle in the haystack. Just buy the haystack!” John Bogle   Well, the bulls continued their rampage this week, as we look to the end of what so far has been a good quarter, here are the numbers. The S&P 500 finished up for the week 1.54%, the Dow Jones Industrial […]

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January 1, 2024

“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” —Bill Vaughan (a little levity but so true!)   We all hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season. Today is the first day of the New Year. Last week, the markets finished a […]

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November 20, 2023

“We must find the time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” John F. Kennedy   As we start Thanksgiving week, I thought it would be appropriate to remind all of the many blessings God Almighty has given all of us, we are most appreciative of the faith and […]

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How is the middle class doing?

August 28, 2023 “The market can move for irrational reasons; you have to be prepared for that.” Bill Gross The bond king. After last week’s whipsaw market this quote seemed appropriate. The S&P 500 jumped all over the place, finishing the week at +.53% up, breaking a 3-week slip, the Dow Jones industrial average followed […]

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The Start of August….

August 7, 2023   “Bull Markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria.” Sir John Templeton   Last week seemed to bear out all the elements of this quote, starting on a continuing run, with a quick reversal, then recovery, followed by ending the week down and having […]

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Is Time Our Friend?

“Time is your Friend, impulse your enemy.” John C. Bogle Founder, Vanguard Funds The market continued its upward momentum last week with the S&P 500 advancing slightly, up 0.61%, the Dow Jones Industrial average gained 2.11%, but the Nasdaq cooled down 0.40%. The market leader was the FTSE 100 up 3.08%, but the broad foreign […]

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