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Too Far, Too Fast?

Too Far, Too Fast?

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market hit fresh new highs last week as the S&P 500 Index rose 3.26 percent, its fifth straight week of gains. The Nasdaq Composite did a little better, gaining 3.39 percent, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average brought up the rear,...

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Chart of the Week: Flying High Once Again

Chart of the Week: Flying High Once Again

  When the Covid-19 pandemic first became a reality in the United States earlier this year, it sent a shockwave through financial markets, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. The S&P 500 stock index fell nearly 34% in 23 days. But fast forward just 70...

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There Are No Old, Bold Investors

There Are No Old, Bold Investors

Having experienced a significant financial shock this year and seeing the stock market come charging back—David Nelson tells us about the most important thing to understand in regards to risk management.

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Up, Up and Away

Up, Up and Away

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market saw substantial gains in the Nasdaq Composite last week, rising 2.65 percent. The S&P 500 did less well but still rose about 0.72 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, however, remained exactly flat for the week....

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One of These Things is Not Like the Other

One of These Things is Not Like the Other

We’ve discussed a number of times over the past several months that the stock market has seemed disconnected from economic reality. However, we have seen economic improvement in a number of areas. David Nelson lets us know if this is still something to be concerned about.

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“Re-Open” Takes Center Stage

“Re-Open” Takes Center Stage

OVERVIEW   The S&P 500 rose about 0.6 percent last week but was outdone by the Dow Jones Industrial Average's gain of roughly 1.8 percent. The Industrial sector led the market higher, gaining 3.2 percent. Energy and Consumer Discretionary stocks also had nice weekly...

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The Bigger They Are…

The Bigger They Are…

Prior to this year’s turmoil in financial markets we discussed the influence that the biggest of the big growth stocks have on the overall stock market. David Nelson joins us remotely to discuss how these same names still seem to dominate headlines.

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