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Don’t Fight the Fed

Don’t Fight the Fed

Over the last couple of years, the Fed has featured prominently in many of our discussions and seems to remain a focal point going forward. David Nelson discusses why the Fed is so important as it relates to markets and the economy.

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Don’t Look Down

Don’t Look Down

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market rose further into record territory last week.  The S&P 500 index gained 1.83%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.61%, and the Nasdaq Composite surged 2.43%. International stocks continued their recent outperformance...

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Chart of the Week: Yielding to Pressure

Chart of the Week: Yielding to Pressure

  For this week’s featured chart, we look at the yield of the U.S. 10-year Treasury note.  This yield represents the return investors require to lend to the U.S. government for the next ten years.  The 10-year Treasury yield not only serves as a benchmark for...

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Indicator Insights: Money Supply Growth

Indicator Insights: Money Supply Growth

  This week's featured indicator focuses on money supply.  In simple terms, money supply is all of the currency and other cash-like things that are out and about in a country's economy.  In this particular case, we are focused on what is called M2 money supply....

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Three-peat

Three-peat

Even with all the turmoil we saw in 2020, the stock market ended the year on a high note. Most broad indexes had gains in the double digits. David Nelson discusses whether or not this rally can keep going.

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Big-Time Moves

Big-Time Moves

OVERVIEW   The S&P 500 index closed out the last week of the year at new all-time highs, rising about 1.4% for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average followed close behind, climbing 1.35% for the week. And the Nasdaq Composite brought up the rear, gaining...

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Chart of the Week: Back-To-Back-To…Back?

Chart of the Week: Back-To-Back-To…Back?

  This week’s featured chart looks at the annual performance of the S&P 500 index going back 90+ years. Each green bar represents the annual return of stocks by year, and the orange line marks a gain of 10% or more. Oddly enough, despite this tumultuous year,...

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