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Short and Sharp: The highs and lows of an equity bull market



It is a truth universally acknowledged, that each time the equity market index hits a new record high, investors are filled equally with joy and fear. Joy at the tremendous performance and fear that it is drawing perilously to a close. This week, the S&P 500 Index pushed through the 2,600…

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From the Desk of Risk: What Would Mideast Conflict Mean for Markets?



Let me set the stage. The price of oil is up over 7.5% in the past month.  We’re looking at the beginning of the end of quantitative easing in the United States and the consequent rise of interest rates. Escalating mortgage rates could frighten potential homeowners back into renting.  We have a…

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