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Last week’s key releases of job growth and ISM manufacturing data highlight the ongoing bifurcation in the economy; with the consumer bucking manufacturing’s malaise.
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As expected, the FOMC lowered the fed funds rate (and the IOER) by 25 basis points; with a slightly more hawkish tone in the accompanying statement.
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The last global economic cycle ended with a housing bust; will the bust in auto sales end this cycle?
New retirement legislation is pending in Washington. Here’s what investors need to know.
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We may be at a moment of truth of sorts for both profits and leading economic indicators as they relate to where we are in the economic cycle.
Founder and Chairman of the Board Chuck Schwab joins Mark Riepe for a candid discussion about the decisions he made that disrupted the brokerage industry.
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Fortunately, stocks are nowhere near that overvalued, based on the price-to-earnings ratio. But, if we take a more refined look at historical stock market valuations at peaks and lows, we find some cause for concern.
From a trade war with China to geopolitical conflict with Iran, how heavily do international issues weigh on the markets?
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Employment reports are increasingly in focus due to weak survey data and a risk that manufacturing’s weakness spills over to services/consumer segments.
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U.S. stocks plunged Wednesday, as weak economic data rattled investors. Here’s what you should know.
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