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President Trump’s Speech

03/07/2017 | wealth weekly

President Trump's Speech   It was a grand slam. Major U.S. stock markets were positively euphoric following President Trump’s speech on February 28. Optimism about the new administration’s pro-growth policies propelled the four major U.S. stock indices to record highs, despite a dearth of policy details, reported Financial Times. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why stocks have moved so far, so quickly. However, it appears that mom-and-pop investors have become…... Read more

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Executive Orders

02/07/2017 | wealth weekly

Executive Orders - Heritage Insider February 7, 2017 U.S. stock markets were unsettled last week. President Trump's executive orders banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries to the United States for 90 days, in tandem with some disappointing earnings reports. As a result, this inspired turmoil and uncertainty that helped push U.S. stock markets lower early in the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped below 20,000. Markets remained confused after…... Read more

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Dow Jones 20k?

12/27/2016 | wealth weekly

Dow Jones 20,000? December 27, 2016 The Markets The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) got within 13 points of 20,000 last Tuesday. It finished the week about 90 points below the vaunted milestone. As a result, the Dow Jones has gained nearly 10 percent since the end of October, more than double its 4.1 percent rise during the first nine months of the year, spurred in part by Donald J.…... Read more

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Interest Rates on the Rise

12/19/2016 | wealth weekly

Interest Rates on the Rise Heritage Financial Weekly - December 19, 2016   The Federal Reserve put a hitch in the markets’ giddy-up last week, raising interest rates for the first time in over a year. It wasn’t the Fed’s second interest rate hike in a decade that caused markets to stumble. December’s rate hike was old news before it happened. In mid-December, Reuters reported Fed funds futures indicated there…... Read more

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Fragile Markets

12/13/2016 | wealth weekly

Fragile Markets Heritage Financial Weekly - December 12, 2016   Dad: “Fra-gee-lay” …it must be Italian! Mom: I think that says “fragile,” honey. Dad: Oh, yeah.   This holiday season, investors’ enthusiasm for U.S. stocks has rivaled old man Parker’s passion for his major-award leg lamp in ‘A Christmas Story.’ Last week, three major U.S. indices hit all-time highs. Consumer Sentiment on the Rise good for stocks? Barron’s reported consumer confidence…... Read more