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Featured Article: Stocks Mixed Amid Uncertainty


Economic Calendar


Quote of the Week


Recipe of the Week: Whipped Coffee


Tax Tips


Golf Tips


Healthy Lifestyle


Green Living


Stocks Mixed Amid Uncertainty

Stocks were mixed last week as worries that stretched from Washington D.C., where prospects of a new fiscal stimulus bill dimmed, to Europe, which saw an increase of new COVID-19 cases.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.75%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 0.63%. The Nasdaq Composite index gained 1.11% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, slumped 4.20%.

Dwindling chances of a federal fiscal stimulus, pre-election jitters, and worries over a…

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Featured Article: Tech Sector Slip Continues


Economic Calendar


Quote of the Week


Recipe of the Week: Oktoberfest Beer Brats


Tax Tips


Golf Tips


Healthy Lifestyle


Green Living


Tech Sector Slip Continues

Stocks slipped as the technology sector remained under pressure and a mid-week announcement by the Federal Reserve failed to inspire investors.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.03%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 0.64%. The Nasdaq Composite index dropped 0.56% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, rose 0.75%.

As has been the case in recent weeks, technology stocks led the market higher, then lower in an otherwise turbulent week of…

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Featured Article: Stocks Continue Downward Slide


Economic Calendar


Quote of the Week


Recipe of the Week: Cheesy Pizza Rolls


Tax Tips


Golf Tips


Healthy Lifestyle


Green Living


Stocks Continue Downward Slide

Stocks traveled a volatile path last week as investors appeared concerned about the upcoming elections, an uncertain economy, and more delays with additional fiscal stimulus.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 1.66%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 slumped 2.51%. The Nasdaq Composite index plummeted 4.06% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, rose 1.44%.

In a holiday-shortened week of trading, stocks resumed their slide from the prior week, with the technology-heavy Nasdaq slipping into correction territory in a…

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Welcome to your Stuart Financial Group September-October 2020 Bi-Monthly Newsletter

This newsletter focuses on topics such as how to keep the post office alive, 3 tactics to help recover from recent volatility, 10 ways to enjoy autumn, and more.

Other SFG news

Bryan Slovon Awarded Ethics Approved Status by The International Association of Registered Financial Consultants® (IARFC). The “Ethics Approved Seal” is awarded for his adherence to the IARFC Code of Ethics. This historical verification includes background checks from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), state licensing records and internet recognition searches. A clean record for the past 5 years satisfies the IARFC requirements for being Ethics Approved.

Wishing you all good health and a happy fall.

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Featured Article: Stocks Stall as Recovery Continues


Economic Calendar


Quote of the Week


Recipe of the Week: Creamy Pasta Salad with Shrimp


Tax Tips


Golf Tips


Healthy Lifestyle


Green Living


Stocks Stall as Recovery Continues

A late week sell-off sent stocks broadly lower as investors took some profits after stocks reached all-time highs earlier in the week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 1.82%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 slumped 2.31%. The Nasdaq Composite index dropped 3.27% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, fell 0.62%.

Stocks hit a wall late last week as the technology companies, which had led the market higher, slipped in Thursday and Friday trading, dragging down the…

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Featured Article: Stocks Power Higher


Economic Calendar


Quote of the Week


Recipe of the Week: Sriracha Deviled Eggs


Tax Tips


Golf Tips


Healthy Lifestyle


Green Living


Stocks Power Higher

Stocks advanced relentlessly last week on positive COVID-19 developments, encouraging economic data, and a supportive policy shift in the Fed’s approach to its target inflation rate.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased by 2.59%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 jumped 3.26%. The Nasdaq Composite index leaped 3.39% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, rose 1.19%.

Investors pushed stock prices higher all week as hopeful news came with each new day, from the announcement of a potential treatment for COVID-19 to news that U.S. and China negotiators had met by videoconference. Despite another…

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Featured Article: Stocks Reach New Highs


Economic Calendar


Quote of the Week


Recipe of the Week: Homemade Belgian Waffles


Tax Tips


Golf Tips


Healthy Lifestyle


Green Living


Stocks Reach New Highs

Stocks powered to another week of gains as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite set multiple new record highs along the way.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was essentially unchanged while the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose by 0.72%. The Nasdaq Composite index added 2.65% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, slipped 0.71%.

The S&P 500 closed at a record high on Tuesday, erasing the steep losses suffered in February and March. The recovery has been powered by unprecedented monetary accommodation, fiscal stimulus, and investor willingness to look ahead with confidence that global economies will get past the pandemic challenge. Technology stocks continued to lead the market and…

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Featured Article: Stocks and Consumer Prices Rise


Economic Calendar


Quote of the Week


Recipe of the Week: The Most Perfect Mashed Potatoes


Tax Tips


Golf Tips


Healthy Lifestyle


Green Living


Stocks and Consumer Prices Rise

Stock prices drifted higher in an otherwise quiet news week, as a slowdown in new COVID-19 cases outweighed a Congressional impasse on a new fiscal-spending measure.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.81%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose by 0.64%. The Nasdaq Composite Index inched 0.08% higher for the week. The MSCI EAFE Index, which tracks developed stock markets overseas, advanced 3.11%.

Stocks prices were supported by a falling rate of COVID-19 cases nationwide and optimism that – despite a lack of progress on a…

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Featured Article: Earnings Season Winds Down


Economic Calendar


Quote of the Week


Recipe of the Week: Fresh Chopped Salad


Tax Tips


Golf Tips


Healthy Lifestyle


Green Living


Earnings Season Winds Down

Overlooking stalled efforts by Congress to pass a new fiscal stimulus bill, stocks marched higher last week with the Dow Jones Industrials leading the way and the NASDAQ Composite setting multiple fresh record highs.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 3.80%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose by 2.45%. The Nasdaq Composite index climbed 2.47% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, advanced 2.31%.

A string of encouraging news reports, including a decline in new COVID-19 cases nationwide, pushed stock prices higher throughout the week. Stocks also rallied on signs of a pick-up in manufacturing activity, factory orders that…

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Featured Article: Stocks Have Mixed Reaction


Economic Calendar


Quote of the Week


Recipe of the Week: Prickly Pear Popsicles


Tax Tips


Golf Tips


Healthy Lifestyle


Green Living


Stocks Have Mixed Reaction

Stocks were mixed last week amid a busy week of earnings, some troubling economic data, and seemingly little progress on a new fiscal stimulus package.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.16%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 increased by 1.73%. The Nasdaq Composite Index surged 3.69% for the week. The MSCI EAFE Index, which tracks developed stock markets overseas, dipped 0.75%.

Stocks rode a roller coaster last week, reacting to a conflicting stream of corporate events and…

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