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Dust Off Those Circuit Breakers

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Dust Off Those Circuit Breakers   On October 19, 1987 the stock market crashed, with the S&P 500 falling more than 20% in one day. The move was so swift and so unexpected that stock exchanges weren’t equipped with a game plan for how to handle such volatility.   The solution? Circuit breakers. Let’s see…

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Emergency Rate Cut By The Federal Reserve

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Emergency Rate Cut By The Federal Reserve   On Tuesday, March 3, the Federal Reserve announced a surprise rate cut of 0.50%. This was the seventh time in the last 20 years that the Federal Reserve cut rates between its normally scheduled meetings.   Let’s look at the impact and implications.   First, it’s important to…

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Update On Coronavirus

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Update On Coronavirus We’ve spoken a couple of times about the Coronavirus since it first appeared on the scene in mid-January [Markets Survive Yet Another Scare & Coronavirus Impact On The Market].   Up until the past week, the issue was largely contained to China.    And China has reputation for providing low-quality (i.e. untrustworthy)…

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