The Bottom Line March 23, 2018

The Bottom Line March 23, 2018

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What’s Happening Shivers went running down investor’s spines as talk of tariff wars heats up. Equity markets took a big tumble Thursday as China’s commerce minister threatened to take action by imposing tariffs on up to $60 billion of China imports from the U.S. Beijing is threatening to take action…

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The Bottom Line March 16, 2018

The Bottom Line March 16, 2018

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What’s Happening Stirring the pot today was “Quadruple Witching Day”, which refers to the simultaneous expiration of stock-index futures, stock-index options, single-stock futures and stock options, which can lead to higher volatility for markets and more trading volume. The event happens four times a year - on the third Friday…

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The Bottom Line March 9, 2018

The Bottom Line March 9, 2018

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What’s Happening U.S. adds 313,000 jobs in February! Blowout! Unemployment rate is holding at 4.1% (Labor Department). Average hourly wages increased 4 cents to $26.75 an hour, up 2.3% from one year ago. Wall Street expected a gain of 205,000 jobs and a 4.0% jobless rate. (Investors Business Daily) With…

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The Bottom Line March 2, 2018

The Bottom Line March 2, 2018

By fritz | Published
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What’s Happening The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and the Reality of U.S. trade Tariffs. Trade tariffs generally wreak fear and panic as we saw this week. The S&P 500 took a big dip today on the heels of President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum. Trade tariffs always affect…

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