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June’s Jobs Report- How it affects you Atlanta.

In this week’s recap: stocks hit record peaks, then descend after the Friday release of the June jobs report; further tariffs are planned for European imports. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET U.S. stock benchmarks opened a new quarter positively. The S&P 500 gained 1.65% in the opening week of July;…

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What the SECURE Act Could Mean for Retirement Plans

What the SECURE Act Could Mean for Retirement Plans If passed, it would change some long-established retirement account rules.     If you follow national news, you may have heard of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. Although the SECURE Act has yet to clear the Senate, it saw broad, bipartisan…

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A Month of Gains

In this week’s recap: a strong month for equities ends with the renewed possibility of a U.S.-China trade pact. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET A month of gains for stocks ended with a weekly retreat. The S&P 500 lost 0.30%; the Nasdaq Composite, 0.32%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 0.45%.…

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Bull Market Continues

In this week’s recap: Wall Street maintains its risk-on mood, even as tensions grow between the U.S. and Iran, influenced by a White House tweet and a dovish signal from the Federal Reserve.  Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET The S&P 500 hit an all-time peak of 2,964.03, in intraday trading Friday, while…

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Stocks Advance Again

In this week’s recap: the major Wall Street equity indices see further June gains, oil investors react to tanker attacks, and retail sales improve.  Weekly Economic Update   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks advanced for a second straight week. The S&P 500 benchmark rose 0.47%; the Nasdaq Composite, 0.70%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average,…

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