With tax cuts boosting consumer spending, the U.S. is poised for another good year

Stocks have just accomplished a Houdini – scorching to record highs while escaping volatility. The S&P 500, which accounts for 80 percent of the value of publicly traded U.S. companies, just scored an unprecedented 14 consecutive monthly gains. Investment professionals will tell ordinary folks a year like 2017 simply can’t repeat. Gains will slow or the… Please follow and like us:

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Energy prices bump key US inflation index up in November

Rising prices for energy and other goods nudged a closely watched measure of US inflation a little higher in November, according to new data published Thursday. The modest uptick could offer comfort to Federal Reserve policymakers who raised the benchmark interest rate this month for the third time in 2017 despite a long streak of weak… Please follow and like us:

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Economy Growing At Fastest Pace In More Than Two Years

Last quarter, the U.S. economy grew at its quickest pace since 2015, and the unemployment rate has remained steady at a 17-year low, leaving some economists to question why the Republican tax bill, which will likely only create a small boost, was necessary. The $1.5 trillion tax cut package passed by Congress this week slashed corporate… Please follow and like us:

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Understanding Economic Cycle

Understanding economic cycle and how they impact financial markets is a crucial skillset in managing an investment portfolio. But what does this really mean, and how can we implement it? The below article is designed to run you through how an economic cycle works, and applies our analysis and recommendations from our observations. More can be… Please follow and like us:

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Economy grew at fastest pace in two years during second quarter

The economy grew at the fastest pace in two years during the second quarter, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday, with stronger consumer spending contributing to President Trump’s goal of 3 percent growth. The government revised the gross domestic product growth rate upward from the previously expected 2.7 percent. In addition to stronger household spending, the Commerce… Please follow and like us:

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Economic growth rebounded to 2.6 percent annual rate in second quarter

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy rebounded this spring after a weak winter, expanding at a solid 2.6 percent annual rate as consumers picked up their spending pace, the Commerce Department said Friday. Total economic output, also known as gross domestic product, for the April-through-June period was in line with analyst expectations for a bounce-back based in… Please follow and like us:

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