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Stocks Rally as August Ends – Weekly Update

September 6, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Fears of an impasse in the U.S.-China trade dispute lessened last week. While additional U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports were scheduled to take effect on September 1, China’s government communicated that it would refrain from taking retaliatory measures for the moment. U.S. stock benchmarks advanced during the week. The S&P […] READ MORE


S&P & Nasdaq Outgain Dow — Weekly Update

July 29, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Last week, investors assessed earnings and the initial estimate of second-quarter economic growth, while awaiting the Federal Reserve’s next announcement about interest rates. Stocks rose for the week; particularly, tech shares. The S&P 500 gained 1.65%; the Nasdaq Composite, 2.26%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged, adding just 0.14%. MSCI’s […] READ MORE


Special Update: Quarterly Report – Weekly Update

July 8, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

On July 3, the S&P posted its latest record close: 2,995.82. In other news, the Department of Labor said that the economy added 224,000 net new jobs in June, far more than the 160,000 projected by analysts in a Bloomberg poll. The headline jobless rate ticked up 0.1% to 3.7% in June; the U-6 rate, […] READ MORE


Women are Winning the Race to Retirement Savings

March 15, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

  A Strong Sense of Saving   Women have become a stronger force than ever in the fight for equal pay in the workplace.  With high hopes that one day men and women will be paid equally, women seem to be winning in one area already – saving. A Vanguard study of participants in the […] READ MORE


Successful Retirement Planning Strategies For Women

September 27, 2018 | By Steven DiGregorio

Everyone faces similar challenges in planning for their long-term financial goals, such as a successful retirement. But women seem to have a few unique obstacles to overcome. Fortunately, through a well conceived financial plan and implementing a solid strategy, women can alleviate those obstacles: Longer life expectancies – Women on average live seven years longer […] READ MORE


Tackling Trade & Treasuries – Weekly Update

May 21, 2018 | By Steven DiGregorio

Major domestic indexes went down last week after all three gained more than 2% the previous week. The S&P 500 dropped 0.54%, the Dow gave back 0.47%, and the NASDAQ lost 0.66%. International stocks also stumbled; the MSCI EAFE decreased by 0.61%. Two familiar topics were on many investors’ minds last week: trade and treasuries. […] READ MORE


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