Economy and Trends

Economic Data and Market Performance at Odds

Since the market bottom in March, the S&P has gained 34.8% from the low to the high so far. From the high in February to the low in March, the index lost 35.4%. Because of how math works, that doesn’t mean that the index is back up to where it was before, but the rally has been impressive never the ...

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Opening for Business – Is It a Good Idea?

Even though some businesses are opening for business, which most people know is needed, it still may not be a good idea. Depending on the type of business you have, some can do it more safely than others. If you hang out your open for business shingle too soon, without some precautions in place, the result could be highly undesirable. ...

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Coronavirus and the New Economic Package

Talk continues on reopening America but there is no plan on how to deal with the economy and coronavirus at the same time. It seems that there is no simple answer. Although testing may provide a good start in the right direction, no one has made enough tests to even talk seriously about it. One thing is certain, reports are ...

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First Quarter Plunge: A Recap

By now you have probably heard that the first quarter of 2020 was the worst quarter for the Dow Jones Industrial Average since 1987. For the S&P 500, it was the worst quarter since 2008. While those stats are startling, they could have been much worst had the quarter not started so well. In reality, the first quarter saw the ...

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The Economic Stimulus Package Has Passed in the Senate

Once again, the stock market has continued to move upward. The key factor was the completion of the $2 trillion economic stimulus package in the Senate. The next step is for it to go to the House for their approval, where it is expected to be quickly passed. President Trump has already said that he will sign it. The Distribution ...

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Where I Think We Are in the Market Cycle

Social media is a wonderful thing sometimes. Of course, there are the downfalls with the spreading of rumors and false stories, but it is also a means of keeping in touch with people that you might not get to see on a daily basis. One thing I personally like about social media is being able to stay in touch with ...

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The Market Presents Its Own Version of Fast & Furious

With the losses on Wednesday and Thursday, the major U.S. indices officially reached bear market territory by falling over 20% from their peaks in February. Looking at the rapid decline, I couldn’t help but be astounded by how sharply the decline has occurred. In four weeks the S&P is down over 26% – at least at the time I was ...

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The Stock Market Rallies Once Again

After a large loss yesterday at the stock market, Tuesday saw a large recovery. Investors are glad to see such a strong one-day gain after things were looking quite bleak on Monday. Salary Tax Cuts for Business Promised One of the events that were believed to bring some positive action to the markets was the White House’s move to help ...

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The Fed Rate Change and Market Picture

The markets today have been positively influenced by many recent events. Still, there seems to be a dark shadow looming over the economies of the world. Although the stock market has seen an increase so far today, very few doubt that a major recession is on the way. The Fed Lowers Interest Rates Yesterday, the Fed lowered its rates by ...

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