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Measuring Market Performance

This may surprise you, but the absolute worst index at measuring the total US stock market performance is also the most widely recognized. Any guesses which one? If you guessed the Dow, you are correct.

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10 Years Ago

This week we “celebrate” the 10-year anniversary of what we now call the “Great Recession” or the “Crash of ’08.” Exact starting dates are hard to pinpoint, but the Dow-Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) had crossed 14,000, and it looked to be on a roll. 17 months later the DJIA reached 6547, or a decline of about 54%.

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Tax Reform - Empty Promises

Why do we bother voting? Sure, it is exciting when your party wins, and especially for an upset victory. Expectations are high, excitement abounds, and the future looks brighter. Until the neophytes arrive in Washington, D.C., where the “Swamp” is murkier and stronger than they ever expected.

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The Fed is "Normalizing"

In the September 2017 Federal Reserve (FED) Open Market Committee meeting, the decision was announced to wind down the QE programs in a process called “normalization”. We want to know where all of this money will go.

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The Equifax Aftermath

On September 7, 2017 Equifax, one of the “Big Three” credit monitoring companies, finally admitted that personal data for about half of America (143 Million) had been breached between mid-May and July