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Friday’s Financial Update 5-5-2017

May 5, 2017

Written By: Michelle Smalenberger, CFP ® This week brought news headlines from a variety of sources that affect investors here and around the world.  Let’s highlight some of the biggest stories to catch you up! Economic: Reported this morning was a drop in unemployment and a higher than expected increase in jobs added.  Increases of…

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Friday’s Financial Update 3-31-2017

March 31, 2017

Written By: Michelle Smalenberger, CFP ® The last week of the 2017 first quarter has felt relatively quiet without large pending votes that may or may not signal expectations going forward.  The U.S. stock market indexes posted another positive quarter, which again brings welcome gains to investors’ accounts.   We could still see an upcoming…

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Friday’s Financial Update 3-10-2017

March 10, 2017

Written By: Michelle Smalenberger, CFP® As we round out another week, we are reminded of the ups and downs that can come with investing.  There were some interesting stories this week that brought about daily changes to how stocks performed.  This highlighted the importance of having a diversified portfolio that is not based on luck…

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