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What's behind the drop in stocks?
February 6, 2018 | Mark Simenstad, Chief Investment Strategist
After suffering the biggest stock market drop since 2011 on Monday, February 5, the stock market bounced into positive territory Tuesday.
February 2018 market outlook
February 5, 2018 | Mark Simenstad, Chief Investment Strategist
When short-term interest rates get as high as long-term rates, it usually means that something within the economy is slightly out of whack.
January 2018 market recap: Stocks, income and oil prices all on the rise
February 5, 2018 | Gene Walden, Senior Finance Editor
The economy continued to show improvement in several key areas in January, overshadowing a mediocre fourth quarter 2017 gross domestic product (GDP) report. The stock markets – both in the U.S. and abroad – posted strong gains, oil prices continued to rally, personal income continued to climb, and both retail sales and employment improved during the month.
Job growth still rolling but at a slower pace in December
January 12, 2018 | Mark Simenstad, Chief Investment Strategist
The employment market cooled off slightly in December as employers added 148,000 new jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report issued January 5. For all of 2017, the economy added about 2.1 million jobs – an average of about 175,000 jobs per month.
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