LRIM Market Note- 05/15/2017

L&R Investment Management’s Market Note May 15th, 2017 The S&P 500 and Dow fell slightly last week, returning recent gains. The YTD returns stayed on the positive side at 5.9% and 5.1%; respectively. Retail and Consumer Sales reports were positive, however, the rate of growth was lower than expected causing concern the economy is finally…

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LRIM Market Note- 05/08/2017

L&R Investment Management’s Market Note May 8th, 2017   Last week the Fed made no change to interest rates but hinted to a June possibility, France elected a new president, and The House passed the new health care bill. The S&P 500 and Dow continued their steady growth bringing YTD returns of 6.3% and 5.7%…

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LRIM Market Note- 05/01/2017

L&R Investment Management’s Market Note May 1st, 2017   Trump’s large tax cut proposal (will it pass???) plus benign results from first round of the French Presidential election fueled the equity markets, while US Treasury prices dropped. The S&P 500 & Dow both ended up for the week bringing their YTDs to 5.6% & 5.3%…

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LRIM Market Note- 04/24/2017

L&R Investment Management’s Market Note April 24th, 2017   The S&P and Dow both ended the week slightly higher at 0.9% and 0.5% respectively. The markets will be watching the release of GDP numbers and the French Election. This week report highlight is the GDP on Friday. Quantitative Easing: $1 Trillion, yes “T”, have been…

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LRIM Market Note- 04/10/2017

 L&R Investment Management’s Market Note April 10th, 2017   With report releases and global events impacting the markets, the S&P 500 and Dow both ended slightly down for the week. Their YTD returns remain positive at 4.3% and 3.9% respectively. This week will be light on financial news as the Congress takes its two week…

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LRIM Market Note- 03/27/2017

 L&R Investment Management’s Market Note March 27th, 2017 The S&P 500 and Dow both closed down for the week but still remain positive for the year; 3.8% & 3.6% respectively. Last week’s pull of the new proposed healthcare bill caused investors to be concerned about the likelihood of other policy changes that President Trump has…

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LRIM Market Note- 03/20/2017

 L&R Investment Management’s Market Note March 20th, 2017   The market has been doing well so far this year and not too much has rocked the financial world, at least domestically. Just last week, however, the Fed raised short-term interest rates 0.25% and are predicting two more hikes this year. The S&P and Dow are…

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LRIM Market Note- 02/27/2017

 L&R Investment Management’s Market Note February 27, 2017   The S&P 500 and Dow have continued their multi-week upward swing, bringing their YTDs to 4.85% and 4.73% respectively. Gold has continued its to be the big winner with a YTD gain over 8%. The big event this week is Tuesday night when President Trump has…

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LRIM Market Notes- 02/06/2017

L&R Investment Management’s Market Note February 6, 2017   The US Market had several fluctuations caused by everything from the FOMC’s rate decision to President Trump’s executive order imposing travel bans. The S&P 500 ended the week slightly up at 0.1% while the Dow had a harder time recovering, closing at -0.1%. This week’s financial…

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LRIM Market Note- 02/06/2017

 L&R Investment Management’s Market Note February 6, 2017   The US Market had several fluctuations caused by everything from the FOMC’s rate decision to President Trump’s executive order imposing travel bans. The S&P 500 ended the week slightly up at 0.1% while the Dow had a harder time recovering, closing at -0.1%. This week’s financial…

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