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Date registered: August 5, 2015

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  1. This Week’s Market Moving Events — September 12, 2016
  2. This Week’s Market Moving Events — July 25, 2016
  3. This Week’s Market Moving Events — July 11, 2016
  4. This Week’s Market Moving Events — July 5, 2016
  5. Brexit ease rebound Global equities including U.S. Stocks — June 29, 2016

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Sep 12

This Week’s Market Moving Events

The perception of an increased potential for a September rate hike drove market participants to sell just about every asset class, causing major stock indexes to decline by 2 ½%, Oil falling by 3 ½% and bond yields to rise to the upper end of their recent trading range. This emotional (over) reaction to some …

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Jul 25

This Week’s Market Moving Events

Market Recap: The S&P and other major indexes closed at record highs last week as optimism over corporate earnings help lift share prices. Solid economic news in form of a solid housing starts report and a rise in oil rig counts, indicating strength in the energy sector, provided investors with the reason for the bullish …

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Jul 11

This Week’s Market Moving Events

Market Recap: After a choppy start to the holiday-shortened week, stocks rallied some 1 ½% on Friday as a strong jobs report boosted hopes that markets would return to a ‘goldilocks’ environment where the economy is growing just enough to help drive earnings growth, but remains tepid enough to keep inflation at bay and the …

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Jul 05

This Week’s Market Moving Events

Market Recap: The S&P 500 and other indexes experienced a significant turnaround rally last week, gaining some 3%. And while this is certainly welcomed news, we caution investors from becoming too complacent. Initial fears relating to the British referendum vote to exit the European Union may well have been overblown, but remember “you can’t un-ring …

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Jun 29

Brexit ease rebound Global equities including U.S. Stocks

Market Recap: Global equities, including U.S. stocks rebounded on Tuesday as market participants’ fears relating to BREXIT eased. Energy, Financials and Consumer Discretionary shares fared best, as JP Morgan, Travelers and Visa led the Dow Jones Industrial Average nearly 270 points higher. The Euro and the British Pound rebounded slightly against the dollar, while Treasuries …

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Jun 27

The world is changing: The Brexit vote is a small piece of a very complex puzzle

Market Update: Briton’s voted to exit the Eurozone last week, sending shock waves through markets, creating political turmoil and causing enormous amounts of speculation as to what it all means. And while speculation is running rampant, the only thing we know for certain is that the process to exit the Eurozone will take about 2 …

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May 23

This Week’s Market Moving Events

Market Recap: In spite of headlines alerting investors that major indexes such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average have declined four weeks in a row, markets are a mere 3 ½% off their all-time highs. More significant than the eye-catching headlines, markets have been acting rationally, punishing companies who haven’t delivered on their earnings and …

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May 11

Stocks rallied more than 1% on Tuesday, after a slew of positive earnings reports

Market recap: Stocks rallied more than 1% on Tuesday, after a slew of positive earnings reports – including an impressive report from Amazon – lifted investor’s spirits. An absence of negative economic news and Fed speakers helped contribute to the rally as there was little new news for market bears to hang their hats on. …

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Apr 26

Further Volatility to cause Emotional Overreactions

Market Recap: Stocks sold off and then rebounded to close the trading day near the flat line on Monday. While oil, which had been a key driver for stock market direction, was sharply down for the day, stocks in general fared better. The ‘new’ correlation seems to be with bonds, which sold off in the …

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Apr 25

This Week’s Market Moving Events

Market Recap: While it may have been an uneventful week for markets, it was an important one. On the heels of a slew of (decent) earnings reports, major stock indexes stabilized and ended within arms-reach of their all-time highs. Speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve would hold interest rates steady at this week’s meeting became …

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