August 21, 2017

The Markets

Here, there, and everywhere…

Markets around the world appear to be benefitting from global economic recovery.

After pointing out the United States’ economy is the heart of the global financial system, […]

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August 14, 2017

The Markets

North Korea may be a little country, but it can churn up big trouble.

The possibility that verbal hostilities between the United States and North Korea could trigger geopolitical conflict […]

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August 7, 2017

Who’s been buying shares of company stock?
Since the start of the bull market in 2009, U.S. companies have been buying their own stock. Stock buybacks peaked during the first three […]

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Forecast Event 2017


Gabe Lapito and Ryan Gomendi will discuss how the markets fared in 2016 and the expectations for 2017.

Senior Center
Tuesday, February 28

Northern Hotel
Tuesday, March 7

5:30pm – Registration & Hors d’oeuvres
6:00pm – […]

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Important checklist when faced with a death

Losing a loved one is arguably one of the most difficult experiences in life. In addition to coping with the grief and loss of a loved one, there are also […]

November 21, 2016

This time it’s the end. Really. Possibly.
It seems like experts have been forecasting the end of the bull market in bonds for years – and they have been doing so. […]

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Market Thoughts for November (Video)

Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, discusses the markets and economy for September. It was a volatile month, with markets dropping only to bounce back at month-end. Large companies in the S&P […]


Market Thoughts for November (VIDEO)

Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, discusses October tricks and treats for financial markets and the economy. As expected, it was a tough month for markets, as uncertainty surrounding the upcoming election […]

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August 8, 2016

It’s déjà vu all over again!

The Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index, also known as the VIX, tracks the prices of options on the Standard & Poor’s 500 […]


April 25, 2016

U.S. stock markets finished last week in heady territory.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18,003. Its all-time closing high is 18,312. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was less […]

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