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The Straw House Stock Market

Gold | August 10, 2017

We live in a world of ever-present data and accessible analytics. At any given time investors can delve into endless metrics to distill insights on the stock market. But what if everything we need to know about investing were encapsulated in a story we heard as children? In many ways today’s market is making this […]

S&P Global Says No More Fed Rate Hikes This Year

Investment | August 9, 2017

Could it be? Is the official fed funds interest rate stuck at the paltry 1.00-1.25% level? According to one well-respected Wall Street firm, the answer may be yes. Continued soft wage gains in the latest jobs report, along with subdued inflation data give the Fed a reason to hit the pause button on any more […]

Reversal of Fortune

Gold | August 8, 2017

Amid the fervor of a surging stock market there remains a less discussed data point lurking. The U.S. dollar has dropped 9% year to date against an index of other currencies. Some have attributed this slide to an early April comment from President Trump who lamented that “our dollar is getting too strong.” Eventually, he […]

The Dow Jones Just Made History

Investment | August 7, 2017

Stocks finished the first week of August mostly higher as strong earnings reports and upbeat economic data kept lingering bullish sentiment alive. The Nasdaq 100 index did not perform as well as its two other benchmark index peers, the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average. For the week, Nasdaq 100 futures posted a […]

Gold Hits 6-Week High on Slow Growth Report

Gold | August 3, 2017

Investors piled back into the gold market last week, propelling the yellow metal to its highest level in six weeks. Increased worries about slower-than-expected economic growth helped boost precious metals prices. Gold climbed as high as $1,271.50 an ounce, while silver hit $16.84 an ounce. Precious metals got a boost last week after the Labor […]

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