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The 2018 U.S. Stock Market And 2017 Stocks

The year 2017 was a very good year for U.S. Stocks.  The S&P 500 Index had a yearly gain of 18.87%.  The major market indexes had 71 new high points for the year. If you pay a fee or commission … Continue reading

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The U.S. Stock Market – 2016 Week 3

After the first two weeks of trading in 2016, the U.S. Stock Market was down significantly.  At the end of week 2, the DJIA was down 8.2%; the S&P 500 was down 8%; and the NASDAQ was down a stunning … Continue reading

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The U.S. Stock Market – 2016 Week 2

After the first week of trading in 2016, the U.S. Stock market was down significantly. For review: After the first week of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DJIA ) was down 6.2%; the S&P 500 was down 5.92%; … Continue reading

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The U.S. Stock Market – 2016 Week 1

In the first week of 2016, the U.S. Stock market was down significantly.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DJIA ) lost 1,079 points.  The S&P 500 Index lost 121 points.  The NASDAQ lost 346 points. The same data on … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church: A Study of Wealth and Sin

   I was quite impressed when Pope Francis stated that the Roman Catholic Church must strip itself of all ” vanity, arrogance, and pride” and humbly serve the poorest in society.  The Pope stated that he wants today’s Catholic Church … Continue reading

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The Final Numbers Do Not Lie

   The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up + 26.50% for the year of 2013.  The Dow Jones Transportation Average closed up + 39.46% for the year of 2013.  The S&P 500 index closed up + 29.60% for the year.   … Continue reading

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