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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The USA’s current economic expansion (in its 107th month) is our nation’s 2nd longest expansion based upon data that has been tracked by the government since 1854, i.e., for the last 164 years. The longest expansion ever in...

 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The US trade deficit with China reached a record high of $375.2 billion in 2017, the difference between $130.4 billion of US exports to China and $505.6 billion of US imports from China. The White House has upped its anti-China trade...

 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

PHIL MOSHIER OF NORTH COAST EXECUTIVE CONSULTING ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF THE RESOURCE GROUP BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Resource Group is a National Network of Financial Services Professionals CLEVELAND, OH – May 4, 2018 — Philip G...

 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Trump White House believes the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” legislation, signed by the president on 12/22/17, will create +3% annual economic growth in the USA, a level last achieved in 2005. The last time Congress passed a...

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Just 4 weeks into 2018, it looked as if the new year was going to continue upward for domestic stocks. The S&P 500 had reached its 14th record high (in just 18 trading days) as of Friday 1/26/18 and the stock index was up +7.6% YTD...

 

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

The market’s recent volatility has caused anxiety in many investors. While the sudden onset of volatility is unsettling, it’s certainly not unexpected. To help allay your concerns, I’d like to share my perspective on...

 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Chinese automobile sales during 2017 were 28.88 million vehicles. Just under 1% of that total (266,657) were Chinese purchases of cars exported from the USA. A speech made by Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday 4/10/18 included a...

 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

During Janet Yellen’s 4-years as Chair of the Federal Reserve, the S&P 500 gained +72.4% (total return), an average return of +14.6% per year. The stock index achieved 156 all-time closing highs while suffering through just 3 corrections...

 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

It has been a spectacular run for stocks. Leading up to 2018, the S&P 500 has posted a positive total return gain in 19 of the last 20 quarters, gaining +108% for the 5-years, equal to an annual increase of +15.8%. The stock index...

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Weekly Market Update 03/19/2018 As the real estate crisis exploded across the United States nearly a decade ago, the fragility of our banking system was exposed. During the 4-year stretch from 2009-2012, 440 banks failed (an average of...

 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

President Donald Trump announced plans last Thursday (3/01/18) to impose tariffs of 25% on steel imports and tariffs of 10% on aluminum imports for an undefined period. The order, described by the White House as necessary action to...

 

Friday, February 16, 2018

It technically was another government shutdown, the 2nd in just the last 3 weeks, but this one lasted only 5 ½ hours. The agreement reached by Congress and signed into law by President Trump not only pushed off for 6 weeks (to...

 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

To My Valued Clients, Good morning! Tax reform continues its long and winding road through Washington. The full House is expected to complete a vote this week that paves the way for substantive tax work to begin in the House Ways and...