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Schwartz Financial ­Weekly Commentary 2/12/18

The Markets

Back to reality…

After months of eerie calm, stock market volatility has returned. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) – a measure of how turbulent investors expect stock markets to be during the next 30 days – appeared to fall asleep in November 2016. 2,008 more words

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Schwartz Financial Weekly Commentary 2/5/18

The Markets

It was not a good week for stocks.

Last week, stock markets around the world lost value. In the United States, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500), Dow Jones Industrial Index (Dow), and NASDAQ all finished lower. 1,475 more words

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Schwartz Financial Weekly Commentary 1/29/18

The Markets

The numbers are coming in.

Publicly-traded companies report their earnings and sales numbers for the previous quarter in the current quarter. For example, fourth quarter’s sales and earnings are reported during the first quarter of the year, and first quarter’s sales and earnings will be reported during the second quarter, and so on. 1,564 more words

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Schwartz Financial Weekly Commentary 1/22/18

The Markets

Last week, the United States government might as well have hung a sign on the front door of the Capitol that read, “Gone negotiating. 3,003 more words

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