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When Markets are A-SKEW

When Markets are A-SKEW

Compared to the last year and a half or so, stocks have seemed to be in a period of relative calm lately. David Nelson joins the Local 4 News team to discuss whether volatility has really subsided for the time being.

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The Strongest Technical Pillar

The Strongest Technical Pillar

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks fell across the board last week, with the S&P 500 dropping 1.91%, the Nasdaq falling 0.28%, and the Dow tumbling 3.45%. The Russell 3000 growth index saw gains of 0.27% for the week, whereas its value counterpart fell more than 4%. On...

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Cash on the Sidelines? Not so Fast

Cash on the Sidelines? Not so Fast

  The stock market loves liquidity; it thrives when excess cash or other liquid assets are available to buy stocks. To illustrate this concept, the chart above shows a measure of household liquidity—called household free liquidity—versus the value of the stock...

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Spread Thin

Spread Thin

  This week we look at what we call a “credit spread” indicator. A credit spread indicator gets its name from the fact that it measures the difference between a safe asset, like a U.S. Treasury bond, and a debt security of the same maturity but with lower credit...

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Capital Gains

Capital Gains

Recently we have seen a tax proposal from President Biden that aims to help fund some of the increased spending the government has incurred. James Nelson joins the Local 4 News team to touch on the highlights of the proposal and where investors should pay particular attention.

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Fund Flows Fading

Fund Flows Fading

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks were mixed last week, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq gaining 0.41% and 1.85%, respectively, but the Dow fell 0.8%. Growth stocks had a strong week, rising 1.95%, whereas value stocks slipped and fell 0.4%. Internationally, developed...

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Slicing the Pie

Slicing the Pie

  This week’s featured chart looks at how American households are slicing up their economic pie or total wealth. Using data from the Federal Reserve, we break down the overall wealth of American households into four major categories: stocks, real estate, cash,...

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Paying Dividends

Paying Dividends

  In the current era of meme stocks, it can be easy to forget that the underlying companies in the stock market are real businesses with real profits and cashflows—and that sometimes they choose to pay those cashflows out to investors in the form of dividends....

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