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Weekly topper 2019 11.04

Stock Indices again set Records, Atlanta

In this week’s recap: stock indices again set records, the Fed makes its third rate cut of the year, October’s employment report is a nice surprise, and U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators make some progress. Weekly Economic Update   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET A better-than-forecast jobs report prompted a stock market rally Friday, two…

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A Plan for All Seasons: Your Estate Planning Checklist

A Plan for All Seasons Your Estate Planning Checklist Things to check & double-check as you prepare.   Estate planning is a task that people tend to put off, as any discussion of “the end” tends to be off-putting. However, those who die without their financial affairs in good order risk leaving their heirs some…

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A Gain for Consumer Sentiment

In this week’s recap: stocks flirt with record highs, China and the U.S. continue negotiations toward a trade deal, and consumer sentiment improves. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET The S&P 500 came within 0.1% of a record close Friday. Stocks were lifted last week by positive news on U.S.-China trade…

Weekly topper 2019 -10.21

Retail Sales Retreat

In this week’s recap: the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite outperform the Dow Industrials, earnings season gets underway, and retail sales retreat for the first time since winter. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Earnings helped give the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 a slight lift last week, offsetting investor disappointment over the…

Weekly topper 2019 10.14

Earning Season Begins

In this week’s recap: Stocks pushed higher, the mood changed in the trade saga between U.S. and China, and quarterly earnings reports arrived. Weekly Economic Update   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock prices pushed higher last week, as investors remained hyper-focused on any new developments with the U.S. trade negotiations with China. The Dow…

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Invest in Your Health Now

Invest in Your Health Now By Dr April Warhola There is an unexpected life crisis happening right now and you are part of it.  People living to be 100 years old are among the world’s fastest growing group in the world.  While our overall life expectancy as a country is set to decline due to…

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Atlanta, Jobless Rate falls to a 50-year low!

In this week’s recap: an index of manufacturing activity hits a 10-year low, the jobless rate falls to a 50-year low, and the Nasdaq Composite outperforms the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET The fourth quarter started with a mixed week for equities. A…

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End of the Year Financial Checklist

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Mixed Economic Date Causes Investors to Reassess

In this week’s recap: the S&P 500 loses 1% for the week after investors assess mixed economic data and hear that limits might be placed on U.S. investment in Chinese companies. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks retreated last week. Traders worried that the formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald…

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Your Emergency Fund: How Much is Enough?

Your Emergency Fund: How Much is Enough? An emergency fund may help alleviate the stress associated with a financial crisis.      Have you ever had one of those months? The water heater stops heating, the dishwasher stops washing, and your family ends up on a first-name basis with the nurse at urgent care. Then,…

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