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Chart of the Week: Bounce Back

Chart of the Week: Bounce Back

  Earlier this week, on March 23rd, we wrapped up the best 1-year return in the history of the S&P 500.  After stocks bottomed on March 23rd, 2020, the S&P 500 index returned nearly 75% one year later. As our featured chart above shows, that is the best...

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Volatility

Volatility

We have had plenty of chances since last spring to discuss the volatility of financial markets. We have seen a historic rally in stocks and volatility is well off its peak. David Nelson joins the Local 4 news team to talk about the current volatility environment.

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Not Fazed

Not Fazed

OVERVIEW   The major U.S. stock indices took a step back last week as interest rates continued their relentless drive upwards. The S&P 500 Index fell 0.77%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.46%, and the Nasdaq Composite declined 0.79%. Small-cap...

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Chart of the Week: Big Time Spender

Chart of the Week: Big Time Spender

  The U.S. federal government is pumping money into the economy at an extraordinary rate lately. As the top half of our featured chart shows, federal outlays (how much the government spent) reached over $7 trillion on a 12-month total basis last month.  By...

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Monetary Phenomenon

Monetary Phenomenon

Recently we’ve been talking about inflation through the lens of commodity prices and interest rates. John Nelson joins the Local 4 News team to discuss what else we can look for to keep an eye on this trend.

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CEOs Feeling Chipper

CEOs Feeling Chipper

OVERVIEW   The S&P 500 rose 2.87%, the Dow climbed 3.47%, and the Nasdaq gained 3.78% last week.  The rally in U.S. equities left the S&P 500 and Dow at all-time highs, while the Nasdaq clawed back some of its recent losses and is now about 5.5% off its...

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