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MARKETS END THE WEEK MIXED TO CAP OFF A REMARKABLE YEAR

Weekly Market Update — January 3, 2020 The U.S. stock markets inched down during the final holiday-shortened week of 2019, ending their recent win streak but still capping off a remarkable year On the week, NASDAQ inched up 0.2% whereas the S&P 500 and the DJIA declined 0.2% and 0.4%, respectively The smaller–cap Russell 2000…

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TRUMP GETS IMPEACHED, NAFTA 2.0 PASSES & MORE!

TRUMP GETS IMPEACHED, NAFTA 2.0 PASSES, THE HOUSING MARKET STAYS STRONG AND THE MARKETS HIT MORE RECORD HIGHS Twas the week before Christmas and U.S. markets are finishing high, driven by low unemployment, strong housing and real progress with NAFTA 2.0, China and Brexit Despite an impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, the S&P…

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Great Jobs Report, Mixed Market & More!

MARKETS END THE WEEK MIXED AS A GREAT JOBS REPORT AND JUMP IN OIL PRICES HELP TURN THINGS AROUND The markets ended the week mixed, after coming back from early–week losses when a very strong Jobs Report was released on Friday The week started with the S&P 500 losing about 2.3% early in the week,…

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DJIA, S&P 500, and NASDAQ Reach New Heights and More!

U.S. STOCKS REACH FRESH HIGHS AS GDP IS REVISED UP AND THE 2019 HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON COULD SET NEW RECORDS The four major U.S. stock market averages closed the Thanksgiving week with green numbers that gave investors reasons to give thanks The DJIA, S&P 500, and NASDAQ all reached new record highs and even the…

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Thrive Weekly Economic Update – October 28th, 2019

MARKETS UP FOR THE THIRD WEEK IN A ROW AS MORE COMPANIES ARE REPORTING POSITIVE EARNINGS SURPRISES THAN EXPECTED U.S. stock markets rose for the third consecutive week, ending very close to their record highs NASDAQ led the way with a gain of 1.9%, followed by the small–cap Russell 2000’s gain of 1.5%, the S&P…

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The 2019 World Series and the 2020 Markets

The 2019 World Series and the 2020 Markets Remember after the Houston Astros won in 2017? Or Cubs in 2016?   Is there actually a difference in stock market performance depending on who wins the World Series? Should you really change your investment plans based on an American League or National League victory? Of course…

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GE FREEZES 20,000 PENSIONS – 100,000 Offered Lump-Sum Buyout

GE Workers on Edge After Pension Freeze November 15th Deadline Looms as Holiday Season Approaches   General Electric Co. said it was freezing its pension plan for about 20,000 U.S. workers and offering pension buyouts to 100,000 former employees, as the conglomerate joins the ranks of U.S. companies phasing out a guaranteed retirement. GE is…

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Global Performance for the Third Quarter 2019

Global Performance for the Third Quarter 2019 Defensive asset classes outperform as global markets show modest returns   The U.S. stock market indices increased modestly in the third quarter, propelling the S&P 500 and the DJIA to their best three-quarter starts to the year since 1997 and NASDAQ to its best three-quarter start since 2013…

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Tax Problems? We Have the Answers!

Big weekend in Philadelphia, or in Florida, rather, for Philadelphia fans as Bryce Harper makes his debut at spring training today and with all of the conversation about the signing of Bryce Harper and that unbelievable contract. Some of the stories surfaced after about where Bryce Harper would live because of tax implications and why…

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The Similarities Between Thrive and Del-Val Insurance

David, Karen, Bret, and Joe are joined by Jim and Fran of Del-Val Insurance to discuss how each company conducts their business, as well as discuss their similarities and differences.  We say hello to everyone. We start with you, David, and good morning to you, sir. How are you? Good morning to you, Joe. Good…

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