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2nd Quarter 2019 Market Summary

The second quarter was full of ups and downs for stocks as investors had plenty to worry about. Throughout the quarter, the trade war between the United States and China ebbed and flowed as news continuously changed from positive to negative. Employment was steady and...

1st Quarter 2019 Market Summary

Following a tumultuous close to 2018, stocks enjoyed a robust January. Positive feedback from ongoing negotiations between the United States and China, coupled with strong job growth, low inflation, and stable interest rates, helped fuel investor confidence that...

Update: Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

Update: Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) has been a controversial program over the years. The PSLF Program was established under the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007. It is designed to provide loan forgiveness to borrowers who choose to pursue certain types of employment.

2018 Market Summary

2018 Market Summary

Overview Trade wars, midterm elections, and market volatility highlighted 2018 for investors. In an attempt to reduce the trade deficit, President Trump pushed to rewrite trade agreements with several long-time trade partners of the United States. Trump amended the...

3rd Quarter 2018 Market Summary

3rd Quarter 2018 Market Summary

The third quarter proved to be very strong for domestic stocks. July saw the major benchmark indexes listed here enjoy robust gains, led by the large caps of the Dow and S&P 500. Global stocks also rebounded in July, with the Global Dow surging 3.76% by the end of...

2nd Quarter 2018 Market Summary

2nd Quarter 2018 Market Summary

The second quarter of the year can be called a lot of things, but boring isn't one of them. The potential for a trade war between the United States and China heated up in April as China responded to the threat of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports by warning of the same...

1st Quarter 2018 Market Summary

The first quarter of 2018 began as the fourth quarter of 2017 ended: with strong market gains. The Nasdaq led the way by the end of January, posting a monthly increase of almost 7.40%, followed by the large caps of the Dow (5.79%) and the S&P 500 (5.62%). The...

2017 Market Summary

Overview The year 2017 was eventful, to say the least. President Trump and Congress tried, without success, to repeal the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. However, the new year-end tax law included the elimination of the individual health insurance mandate....

3rd Quarter 2017 Market Summary

The Markets (as of market close September 29, 2017) Trading during the summer months is customarily slow, and the summer of 2017 proved no different. July kicked off the third quarter with equity markets enjoying noteworthy gains over their June closing values. Both...

2nd Quarter 2017 Market Summary

The Markets (as of market close June 30, 2017) The second quarter proved to be a bit bumpy for equities, but each of the benchmarks listed here closed the quarter ahead of their first-quarter closing values. April saw equities close the month ahead of March, buoyed by...

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