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Dollars and Sense: Is the stock market over valued?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Are things really that good? It was another upbeat week in the stock market. Are things really that good, or are we whistling past the graveyard, in a state…

Dollars and Sense: Dropping gas prices pump up the economy

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Markets love divided government. Before we get into the purely economic news, it’s worth pausing to talk about the impact last week’s elections are likely…

Dollars and Sense: The market bulls continue their stampede

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Record highs. The stock market bulls continue to stampede. All three of the major indexes rose this week. The Dow even set a new record high on Friday. A…

Dollars and Sense: The markets bounce back

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | The bull keeps charging. This is the bull market that won’t quit. The markets have set record after record for the past two years, even though—at least…

Dollars and Sense: Don’t panic just yet

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Off the kiddie coaster. Last week we talked about the stock market’s roller coaster behavior, but we’ve been on a kiddie coaster compared to the week gone…

Dollars and Sense: The stock market roller coaster isn’t as scary as it looks

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Volatility returns. In the past three weeks, the Dow dropped more than 500 points. That’s not a huge amount in percentage terms—about 3 percent. But last…

Dollars and Sense: Markets drift downward on weak reports, global tensions

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Drifting, not dropping. The markets continued their downward drift last week, but it was a drift and not a drop-off. The Dow is down about 3 percentage points…

Dollars and Sense: Volatility makes a comeback

By Warren Cole Smith
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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?

By Warren Cole Smith
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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

By Warren Cole Smith
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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

By Warren Cole Smith
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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

By Warren Cole Smith
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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…

 
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