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Financial Focus – July 21st, 2021

Financial Focus – July 21st, 2021

Listen to this week’s Financial Focus as Nate Kreinbrink and Andy Fergurson of NelsonCorp Tax Solutions discuss topics ranging from expectations for timelines to process returns and the new child tax credit options that people have.

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I’m Buying What You’re Selling

I’m Buying What You’re Selling

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market surged higher last week as the S&P 500 rose 1.96%, the Dow gained 1.08%, and the Nasdaq increased 2.84%. Growth stocks led the way, rising 3.33%. Value stocks gained a more moderate 0.95%. Small-cap stocks, which rose 2.15%...

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Buying the Dip

Buying the Dip

  This week’s featured chart shows the S&P 500 stock index (green line) accompanied by its 50-day moving average (orange dashed line). The vertical black line demarks the start of this year. And the blue arrows mark every occurrence this year when the S&P...

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The More the Merrier

The More the Merrier

  This week’s indicator is based on the idea that the more stocks participating in a rally, the better. To find this level of participation or breadth, we use a technical tool called a 200-day moving average. When applied to the price of a stock, for example, the...

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Competition

Competition

All year we have been hitting on the reflation theme and discussing higher inflation plus rising interest rates. John Nelson joins the Local 4 News team to share how these recent trends have come under pressure.

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When Slower Growth is Good for Growth

When Slower Growth is Good for Growth

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks ended the week lower, with the S&P 500 dropping 0.97%, the Dow falling 0.52%, and the Nasdaq bringing up the rear with a 1.87% decline. The worst of the sell-off was centered around small-cap stocks, down 4.6%, and value stocks, which...

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How High Can You Fly

How High Can You Fly

  This week we have a pretty cool chart that shows the number of record highs attained by the S&P 500 stock market index per year. The calculation is fairly straightforward: Every year, you count the number of S&P 500 record highs, and that total becomes...

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Earnings Momentum

Earnings Momentum

  Let’s say you have some money saved up, and you want to put that money to work as an investment. One option you have is to buy stock issued by publicly traded companies. The idea, of course, is that the shares of stock you buy will appreciate as time goes on,...

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Winning Streak

Winning Streak

Recently the stock market has had a couple of bumpy days in terms of performance. John Nelson joins the Local 4 News team to discuss if the rally we have had since last year could be in jeopardy.

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