The Markets Have Stalled: What Factors Are Weighing In?

The last week of June has been rather bearish for Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has retreated from over 21,500 to its current level of 21,367.58. While still impressive, the recent losses have dampened expectations somewhat. The S&P 500 index has also performed in a similar fashion, declining from the 2,450 support level to its current level of 2,425.63. And the tech-heavy NASDAQ composite index is down from a week high of 6,290 to its current level of 6,161.73. The weekly performance ...

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Investing During Market Declines

The recent and sudden market slide had nearly all investors caught off guard. Although markets appear to be rebounding, some investors are feeling stunned and discouraged. Others feel like little kids in a candy-store, buying everything in the bargain bin. For those retirees who were decimated during the 2008-2009 financial crisis, another severe market decline or double-dip recession may just be too much. According to a recent Globe & Mail article, some of the wealthiest investors have already ...

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