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  1. Mixed / flat again


    Stocks were mixed but mostly flat again yesterday after a weak open, but some buying kicked in as the day progressed. The Dow ended the day down 36-points while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq pushed into positive territory. Small caps were also flat and the dollar pulled back helping the I-fund close with a gain.

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  2. Sluggish


    Stocks opened moderately higher on Tuesday but they drifted lower most of the day closing just off their lows, but the three major indices, Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq, did close without losses. The Dow gained 38-points but the S&P was flat and small caps were down on the day.

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  3. Should I Buy Term or Whole Life Insurance?

    I get it. Insurance, no matter what kind, is always a tough topic to broach. Itís an expense from which you donít derive any immediate benefit (except peace-of-mind), and when it comes to life insurance, the discussion becomes even more difficult because it means addressing some uncomfortable questions.

    Still, as unpleasant as the topic may be, a life insurance policy is an essential part of any financial plan. Letís take a look at some key points to consider when buying life insurance. ...
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  4. Digestion of the jobs report rally


    Stocks floundered a bit after Friday's big jobs report triggered rally. It's not the worst action in the world, but the bulls will have to wait another day to see if they can finally break out of this consolidation / trading range. The Dow lost 19-points while small caps and the I-fund lagged.

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  5. "Europe Must Defend Itself Against A Dangerous President"

    Never in my life did I expect to see a headline like this:
    From the German News Magazine "Der Spiegel":

    Europe Must Defend Itself Against A Dangerous President

    source:
    Trump as Nero: Europe Must Defend Itself Against A Dangerous President - SPIEGEL ONLINE


    I was lucky enough in my youth to spend 4 years serving in the United States Army in Europe- Germany, to be precise. It was a wonderful experience, and I got to learn a great deal about things European, ...
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