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Weekly Market Summary Politics took center stage this week in the hearts and minds of investors and traders as House Republicans tried, and failed, to pass a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. After postponing the vote on Thursday, House Republicans...

Weekly Market Summary The biggest story-non-story of the week was the Federal Reserve’s announcement that it was raising its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points (0.25%) to the range of 0.75% to 1.0%. This was the third interest rate hike in a decade, but the second since...

Weekly Market Summary President Trump, the economy and the Federal Reserve played pivotal roles in the U.S. stock market this week. Stocks were basically flat to start the week in anticipation of Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress. A slightly disappointing gross...

Weekly Market Summary U.S. indexes continued their upward march this week, although there may be some indications that the momentum generated by rhetoric from President Trump may need actual policy statements for it to continue. Traders will be watching the President’s address...

Weekly Market Summary Renewed promises from President Trump of a new tax plan and generally positive economic and earnings data sent U.S. stocks upward again this week. In fact, this week the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite notched intraday...

Weekly Market Summary Fiscal and monetary policy, as well as employment data, guided the market this week. Comments from President Donald Trump promising the release of a “phenomenal” tax announcement in the next “two or three weeks” sent shares soaring to new all-time highs...

Having been born and raised in Michigan and being a lifelong Michigan Wolverines fan, I was beyond thrilled to see Tom Brady and the New England Patriots’ improbable comeback in Super Bowl LI. What makes it truly remarkable is that, according to ESPN Stats and Information, there...

Weekly Market Summary Investor optimism waned this week following several controversial executive orders from President Trump. Chief among them was a move to restrict immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries, which sent airline and technology stocks falling. The technology...

Weekly Market Summary The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) ended its flirtation with the 20,000 mark this week, topping the level for the first time. Although the blue-chip index fell on Friday, the Dow closed the week above 20,000 for the first time, adding 1.3% to 20,093.78....

Weekly Market Summary U.S. stocks rang in the new year in style this week, posting strong gains that pushed multiple indexes to new all-time highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) tacked on just over 1% this week to close at a 19,963.80. On Friday, the blue-chip index hit...