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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

September Songs Stocks left behind slow summer trading on a run, entering September on sharply increased volume. The market left little doubt of its short-term momentum, scoring new highs above 17,000 on both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and above 2,000 on the S&P 500. The U.S. economy supports these advances as its slow recovery […]

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Sell In May Or Wish You’d Stayed? Wall Street has many sayings that remain popular since they promise success without thinking. Typically, they also encourage generating commissions by prompting buying or selling stock as in “Sell in May and go away.” There are some historical data showing stronger performance in the six-month periods beginning in […]

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

From Shutdown To Surge Only a few weeks ago, political dysfunction shoved the nation to the edge of financial default. The government shutdown was damaging enough but a failure to raise the artificial “debt ceiling” would have led to an unnecessary default on U.S. Treasury bonds. These are the medium of exchange for all major […]

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Hiding From Risk Stocks kept their course during a challenging quarter. After selling off in May and rallying in June, the market ended off three percent for the three-month period. For the first six months of 2012, the Dow Jones Industrials gained five percent and the more broadly based S&P 500 index was up eight […]