Archive | January, 2011

5 Stock Market Changers This Week – January 27 – 2011

Personal Income and Spending: Both personal income and spending remained strong in November, rising 0.3 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively. But worries persist about whether this can be sustained because of continued high unemployment despite pent-up demand for consumer goods. New data come out Monday at 8:30 a.m. Core Prices: Despite persistent concerns about inflation, […]

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Essential Financial Planning for Returning or Deploying Military Personnel and their Families

Essential Financial Planning for Returning or Deploying Military Personnel and their Families As the United States goes into its ninth year of military action in Afghanistan and Iraq, financial planning for military personnel and their families has taken on unprecedented importance. Multiple deployments during the longest wartime period of U.S. history has added considerable strain […]

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5 Stock Market Changers this Week – January 24 – 2011

Consumer Confidence: Continued high unemployment pulled The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index down to 52.5 in December from 54.3 in November, tempering growing optimism about the economy’s recovery. Economists are hoping a tax deal reached in Congress before the holiday recess will fuel consumers’ optimism about the recovery. New numbers are due out on Tuesday […]

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Five Stock Market Changers This Week – January 16 – 2011

Empire State Manufacturing: After dropping sharply into negative territory in November, the monthly survey of manufacturers in New York State conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York showed conditions improved in December for New York State manufacturers. New orders and shipments rose above zero, an indication the economy in the Empire State is rebounding. […]

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