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A weekly roundup of financial news by Warren Cole Smith.

Dollars and Sense: Volatility makes a comeback

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Money | No longer marking time. For the past few weeks we’ve been talking about how quiet the markets have been. This week made up for that, I guess. Last Monday,

Dollars and Sense: The markets are singing ‘Happy Days,’ should we?

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Money | The Fed speaks. As happens periodically, all eyes were on the Federal Reserve last week. The markets have been marking time for the past few weeks, in part…

Dollars and Sense: A market breather is better than a market correction

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Money | Marking time. We’ve not seen a lot of movement up or down in the Dow or the S&P 500 in the past three weeks. The fact that we’re near record highs is…

Dollars and Sense: Markets continue to soar, but reasons for caution abound

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Money | More records. Another week goes by, and we have another week of records for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500. The S&P…

Dollars and Sense: Janet Yellen speaks, and the markets yawn

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Money | Bull unbound. The markets just keep rising. A couple of weeks ago we were lamenting July, when losses pretty much erased the year-to-date gains. But since the…

Dollars and Sense: All investors want is a slow news day

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Money | Seeking normalcy. Stocks were generally higher last week, though some days it was hard to find any real news driving them either up or down. I heard one…

Dollars and Sense: On the watch for retail sales numbers

Dollars and Sense: On the watch for retail sales numbers

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Money | Sleepy Hollow? If Rip VanWinkle had gone to sleep on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on New Year’s Day, he might wake up today and wonder if…

Dollars and Sense: Geopolitics trumps positive economic news

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Money | Stocks drop. The big news for the week came on Thursday, when the markets both here and abroad dropped significantly. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, for…

Dollars and Sense: No stock market bubble here

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Money | Earnings strong. The stock markets didn’t have a lot of direction last week, although earnings reports were good. We’re now far enough into earnings…

Dollars and Sense: Is Wall Street showing signs of ‘irrational exuberance?’

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Money | Wall Street rising. Stocks rose last week. In fact, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday continued a winning streak on the Dow that began the week before. The…

Dollars and Sense: Europe spooks U.S. markets … again

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Money | European slowdown. Before we talk about earnings season getting underway here in the United States, I can’t help observing that Europe is back in the…

Dollars and Sense: What’s spurring the market’s bull run?

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Money | Markets continue skyward. On Thursday, the last day the markets were open before the Independence Day holiday, the Dow finished above 17,000 for the first…

 
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