Monthly Archives: January 2016

Stock Market Update – Jan. 25, 2016

After a disastrous start to the new year, the stock market finally seems to be getting its footing.  The S&P 500 gained 1.4% in the week ended January 22.  That follows a 2.2% drop in the previous week and a 6.0% … Continue reading

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Notes from the Aqua America Analyst Meeting

Aqua America (WTR) is the nation’s second largest publicly-traded water utility, serving three million people in eight states. It held an analyst meeting at the NYSE on Jan. 14, its first under new CEO Christopher Franklin.  He is a 20+ … Continue reading

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Is the Federal Reserve Adding to Market Confusion?

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee has taken the relative small (and symbolically huge) step of raising the target Fed Funds rate by one-quarter point. But its decision-making process and communications to financial markets both before and after the move … Continue reading

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Stocks Take A Tumble Again

Stocks got off to a terrible start in its first week of 2016 – the worst start to a year ever, according to Barron’s.  The S&P 500 closed the week down 6%.  Most major averages posted similar declines.  The S&P … Continue reading

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