STOCKS MAKE BIG WEEKLY JUMPS AS THE DJIA, S&P 500 & RUSSELL 2000 ALL RECORD MILESTONES AND NASDAQ CONTINUES ITS TORRID PACE Weekly Market Update – October 13, 2020   U.S. stocks jumped during the first full week in October, as all the major indices advanced significantly, with small-caps making a big leap on the…

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ANOTHER MIXED WEEK FOR U.S. STOCK MARKETS AS GOLD FALLS, OIL DROPS AND THE U.S. DOLLAR RISES Weekly Market Update – Sept 28, 2020 It was another mixed week for U.S. stock markets, leaving investors trying to decide which way the trend is headed The S&P 500 was down 0.6%, which technically is its fourth…

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U.S. STOCK MARKETS MIXED AS SMALL-CAPS OUTPACE LARGER-CAPS AND VALUE NAMES OUTPACE GROWTH NAMES Weekly Market Update – Sept 21, 2020 It was a mixed week for U.S. stocks, as small caps snapped a two week losing streak and the larger caps extended their losing streak to three weeks The smaller-cap Russell 2000 jumped 2.6%…

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Many couples blame their marriage problems on disagreements and an inability to see eye to eye. Marriage counseling is a great option for couples who need to learn how to better communicate, but it might not solve the problem that caused a disagreement in the first place, especially if the problem involves money. So because…

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U.S. EQUITY MARKETS LOSE GROUND FOR THE SECOND WEEK IN A ROW DESPITE MOSTLY POSITIVE ECONOMIC DATA AND LESS VOLATILITY Weekly Market Update – Sept 14, 2020 The markets continued to head south on the Labor Day-shortened trading week and despite some big daily movements, volatility actually declined as the week wore on The large…

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U.S. EQUITY MARKETS RETREAT FROM RECENT HIGHS AMIDST LIKELY PROFIT-TAKING AND BETTER THAN EXPECTED EMPLOYMENT DATA The beginning of the week saw U.S. equity markets hit new highs, but momentum quickly shifted amidst profit taking and increased volatility, pushing the markets to give up most of their gains from the previous week NASDAQ dropped the…

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Speaker: Welcome to Roadmap to Retirement, the radio show with David Bezar, Karen Bezar and Brett Elam from Thrive Financial Services, who have been featured on Fox. ABC, NBC, The Wall Street Journal and more. Saving for retirement is a great start, but it’s what you do with this money that really matters. What’s your…

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S&P 500 RECORDS FASTEST RECOVERY FROM BEAR MARKET IN HISTORY, NASDAQ KEEPS MARCHING TO NEW HIGHS AND HOUSING REMAINS HOT Weekly Market Update — It was a mixed week for the major U.S. stock indices as the S&P 500 crept into record territory by inching up 0.7% on the week and NASDAQ kept pushing higher…

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Speaker 1: Welcome to Roadmap to Retirement, The Radio Show, with David Bezar, Karen Bezar, and Bret Elam from Thrive Financial Services, who have been featured on Fox, ABC, NBC, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Saving for retirement is a great start, but it’s what you do with this money that really matters. What’s…

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Unemployment rate falls to 10.2% and June hires are the second largest monthly increase ever after May 2020   Employment Situation Report On Friday, August 7th, the Employment Situation Report was greeted with cautious optimism when the Department of Labor reported that nonfarm payroll employment rose by 1.8 million in July and the unemployment rate…

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