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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Federal Reserve uncertainty affecting stocks

No matter how thin you slice it, it’s still baloney. – Alfred E. Smith Will they or won’t they? That still seems to be the question on all investors’ minds after minutes of the Fed’s July 30-31 policy meeting were released last Wednesday. Sandwiched between mixed housing data on existing and new home sales for […]

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Stronger economic data leads to taper talk

Basically, we were guessing on interest rates … what we’ve come to believe is that no one can guess interest rates. – Fred Henning, head of fixed-income investing at Fidelity Investments, LA Times, July 7, 1997. Here we go again. Just when you thought that investors could finally put Fed tapering to rest, it reared […]

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Fed taper concerns weigh on market

Something that everyone knows isn’t worth knowing. – Bernard Baruch Apparently investors did not care for the view from up high as both the Dow and S&P 500 descended from their record levels set last week. After rising six consecutive weeks, the Dow finally turned in a losing week as economic data was sparse and […]

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Stocks strong on earnings and economic data

Our stay-put behavior reflects our view that the stock market serves as a relocation center at which money is moved from the active to the passive. – Warren Buffett After a week when the economic data could best be described as lackluster and the statement from the Federal Reserve was more of the same, the […]

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