Dollars and Sense

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A weekly roundup of financial news by Warren Cole Smith.

Dollars and Sense: Drifting off to sleep and startling at shadows

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Money | Market drift. The markets kind of drifted this week. But they drifted the way you drift off to sleep when you’re trying to stay away—with fits and starts.

Dollars and Sense: Wall Street’s optimistic new year outlook

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Money | Strong year. The year ended strong in the stock markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up more than 26 percent for the year. The S&P 500 saw a rise…

Dollars and Sense: Desperate retailers and consumers

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Money | When Black Friday comes. Though we’ve been seeing Christmas ads since before Halloween, today is officially the first day of the holiday shopping season. Is…

Dollars and Sense: As economy soars, Fed pulls back support

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Money | Market history. The stock markets made history this week when the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed over the 16,000 mark for the first time ever Monday…

Dollars and Sense: Was this week the calm before a storm?

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Money | No fireworks. Last week I told you it was going to be fairly quiet this week. The economy was mostly as good as my word. We saw no major fireworks on the…

Dollars and Sense: Are we headed for a stock slide?

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Money | Earnings season. For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been talking about earnings season. It’s now winding down. How did we do? If your standard is…

Dollars and Sense: Markets rise despite mediocre earnings and weak jobs outlook

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Money | Up and upper. It was another pretty good week for the stock market. In fact, it’s been a good week, month, and year. The S&P 500 is up 22 percent this…

Dollars and Sense: Crisis averted, on to earnings season

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Money | Crisis averted. “Our long national nightmare for the markets is over.” Those were the famous words Gerald Ford used at the end of the Watergate scandal,

Dollars and Sense: Wall Street watching Washington

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Money | Down and downer. This week was all Washington, all the time. Almost no other news mattered. And for the most part, that meant the markets sank over concerns…

Dollars and Sense: Shutdown not the only force pushing the markets

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Money | Shutdown? This is the first week of a government shutdown. Did we experience economic disaster? The straight answer is: No, we did not. U.S. stocks did drop…

Dollars and Sense: Pouring more liquor in the punch bowl

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Money | Bernanke speaks. The big news this week was the Federal Reserve announcement. It was big news for a couple of reasons. For one, any time the Fed meets, the…

Dollars and Sense: Anticipating a reaction

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Money | An up week, generally. The week gone by was a pretty good one in the stock markets. The markets drifted a bit on Thursday, but in the five days before that,

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