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Weekly Article 2021 (25)

Lots of Motion, Little Movement

In this week’s recap: Inflation concerns continue as the Fed weighs scaling back of bond purchases. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock prices fluctuated amid inflation concerns and bargain hunting, leaving stocks mixed for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.51%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped…

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INFLATION CONCERNS

In this week’s recap: As consumer prices take a big step up, stocks take a step in the other direction. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET A surge in consumer inflation unsettled investors, leading to a turbulent week of trading on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 1.14%, while…

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LABOR MARKET PUZZLE

In this week’s recap: Mixed market results as labor numbers cope with uncertainty. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks closed mixed last week as signs of continued economic recovery and upbeat earnings helped some sectors while the struggles persisted for high-growth companies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2.67%, while…

Choosing Life Insurance is like Choosing the Right Club

Choosing Life Insurance Is Like Choosing the Right Clu

Selecting the right club for each shot is one of the most important decisions you make as a golfer, and you must consider the distance, wind and other hazards you face. Similarly, choosing the right type of insurance protection at each point in life can help protect your family’s finances and allow them to maintain…

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Earnings Top Expectations

In this week’s recap: Stocks struggle to find their way amid several noteworthy earnings reports from corporations. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks meandered around a flatline in a busy week of corporate earnings, ending the trading week slightly lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 0.50%, while the Standard…

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A Directionless Week

In this week’s recap: Mixed signals lead to a choppy week.   Weekly Economic Update   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET The crosscurrents of strong corporate earnings, rising global cases of COVID-19, and the specter of higher capital gains taxes led to a choppy week of trading that left stock prices slightly lower for the…

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

In this week’s recap: Tech stocks and strong indicators lead a week of economic advancement. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Strong economic data and a resurgent technology sector propelled stocks to solid gains last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 1.95%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 picked up 2.71%. The…

2nd quarter articles 2021

Capital Asset Advisory Services Market Update: First Quarter 2021

The first quarter of 2021 was much better for stock investors than 2020. Bond investors had a very different experience, with the benchmark Aggregate Bond Index falling. International stock markets appreciated, but not at the pace of the US market There appears to be a continuation of the market rotation that developed in late 2020.…

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The Many Forms of Fixed Income

The Many Forms of Fixed Income Looking for yield? Treasuries aren’t your only choice.     You want to draw some income while preserving some of your capital. So, you decide to take a look at fixed-income investments. A little research shows you that 10-year Treasury notes haven’t yielded more than 2% since July 2019.…

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Investing During Periods of Inflation

Investing During Periods of Inflation What does inflation mean for your investments?     In August of 2020, the Fed announced that it is willing to allow inflation to run higher than normal in order to support the labor market and broader economy. This major policy shift allows inflation to run above the Fed’s 2%…