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The Real Reason for the Rebound

The Real Reason for the Rebound The first market storm of 2014 (that we had named Angel) is over with the S&P 500 and broader Russell 3000 stock market indexes rebounding to all-time highs after reversing a 6% decline. The … Continue reading

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Here we go again….

Another Great Year Ahead for Stocks… Stock market investors should be rooting for low single-digit economic growth next year – and the reason why has nothing to do with the Federal Reserve (Fed). We forecast a low double-digit gain of … Continue reading

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The Rest of 2013 and the FED, the holidays, the shopping…

The Rest of 2013 The LPL Financial Research Outlook 2014 comes out next week, so this week is a great opportunity to take a shorter-term look at the rest of 2013. It has been an amazing year for stock market … Continue reading

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Understanding the Markets

What the acronyms signify & what affects investors. Dow. NASDAQ. S&P 500. Fear index. NYSE. Commodity prices. Earnings. Economic indicators. These are the gauges and signposts of investing, but if you stopped most people on the street, you’ll find they … Continue reading

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Under the Surface….

Under the Surface Stocks in Europe have bounced about 9.7%, measured by the performance of the MSCI Europe Index in dollars, from their low point of a little over a month ago. This is ahead of the gain of 7.5% … Continue reading

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Summer of Love

 Summer of Love It has been a summer of love for the stock market. As the temperatures heated up, so did the stock market. From June 24 to August 2, 2013, the S&P 500 Index rose 9%, pushing stocks up … Continue reading

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Love and Hate and Stocks and Bonds

Love-Hate Relationship between Bond Yields and Stock Prices Stock prices and bond yields have historically had a love-hate relationship that would make the romantic ups and downs of any soap opera seem mild by comparison. But, currently, the relationship between … Continue reading

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Summer Rentals

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season in sunny destinations across the country as city dwellers and others seek to escape the heat and enjoy some natural beauty and relaxation. But like unwanted guests crowding a cabin or a … Continue reading

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Hold on there’s something coming through…

KFS Weekly Commentary Message From the Markets Stocks posted a strong first quarter. While shy of last year’s 12% first quarter gain, the S&P 500 Index’s 10% gain seen this year reflects very strong performance. Consistent with the powerful gains … Continue reading

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Still Waiting for the Bonds-to-Stocks Rotation

The KFS Weekly Commentary January 28, 2013 The S&P 500 Index closed above 1500 for the first time since 2007 on Friday, January 25, 2013, after rising for eight days in a row – the longest streak of daily gains … Continue reading

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