Weekly Commentary

  • Heads Up!

    The probability of a bond market sell-off has risen during the past 3 months due to: (1) an increase in deficit spending due to the new tax law; (2) an...

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  • Did You Know…?

    Last week we reported on the fact the stock market had indeed suffered a “Correction.” A Correction is a series of stock market declines over several days or weeks leading...

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  • Update – Washington

    The U.S. stock market has jumped since the November 8th election. We identified 4 initiatives on which the U.S. stock market is speculating to be successfully accomplished early in the...

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  • The “Heat Map”

    Most of the time, the U.S. stock market looks to 3 factors (call them the “pillars” which support the stock market) to support its upward trend – let’s grade each...

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  • The Numbers

    Last week, U.S. Stocks and Foreign Stocks increased; however, Bonds decreased. During the last 12 months, STOCKS outperformed BONDS. Returns through 2-16-2018                                             1-week        Y-T-D        1-Year      ...

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  • “Your Financial Choices”

    The show airs on WDIY Wednesday evenings, from 6-7 p.m. The show is hosted by Valley National’s Laurie Siebert CPA, CFP®, AEP®. This week Laurie will discuss: “Your tax questions” Laurie...

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week

    “There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.”  – Michael Phelps Visit www.theweeklycommentary.com for more posts in this category. DISCLOSURES ...

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  • The Markets This Week

    Last week, the S&P 500 gained 4.3%, to 2732.22, its best showing in more than five years. Not to be left out of the fun, the Dow Jones Industrial Average...

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  • Heads Up!

    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 enacted this week changes the income tax law for…….2017!!!  How could Washington pass legislation in February to change last year’s tax law? What about...

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  • Did You Know…?

    The U.S. stock market, as well as most of the global stock markets, have entered into a “Correction”.  A Correction is a series of stock market declines over several days...

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