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Politics, Trade Plague the Markets Once Again

After an up and down week, Friday is proving to be a volatile day on the markets once again. Per usual the reasons behind the rocky ride are numerous, although in this case they can mostly be narrowed down to two things: political and trade threats. In fact those two...

Dow, S&P 500 Rebound to Near Record Highs

For investors, August 2019 proved to be a roller coaster of a month. Following several erratic swings, both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 closed down from where they began on August 1, making for the second-worst month so far this year. With history suggesting that September is...

ADP Report Shows 195,000 Payrolls Added in August

Although fears of a recession have been in discussion for the better part of a year or more, that talk has heated up in recent weeks. From trade wars to inverted curves, there have been reasons to worry, leading The New York Federal Reserve to peg the chances that a...

Mortgage Refinances Soar as Interest Rates Fall

Homeowners looking to decrease their monthly mortgage payments by refinancing at a lower interest rate may be in luck. However it seems the secret is already out. As CNN Business reports the number of homeowners refinancing their mortgages has boomed as the average mortgage rate reaches multi-year lows. According to...

Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates, First Time Since 2008

This week the Federal Reserve voted to lower its key short-term interest rate by a quarter-point. The widely expected move marked the first time the Fed has cut rates in more than a decade, moving the new target to 2%-2.25%. As USA Today reports, the decision comes even as most...

U.S. Economy Grows 2.1% in Q2 2019

With the United States economy currently enjoying its longest-ever expansion period, it would seem that each quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) report comes with enhanced emphasis. Thus this morning's release showing 2.1% growth for Q2 has been met with mixed reactions and analyses. For example, while the second quarter's 2.1%...

U.S. Job Growth Rebounds in June

Following a disappointing May jobs report (that just so happened to be released the same day President Trump canceled planned tariffs on Mexico), it seems that the United States jobs market bounced back in June. This morning the Labor Department released its latest report showing that the economy added a...

S&P 500 Enjoying its Best June Since 1955

June 2019 may not have been the smoothest for the stock market but it is at least on track to end things on a high note. As CNN Business notes, the S&P 500 is likely to see its best June in more than six decades. This comes after weeks of...