Archive: December 2016

Weekly Market Update: “Slow, But Positive, Trading Week”

THE MARKETSIn the last full trading week of 2016, domestic markets were relatively quiet, with many people out of the office for the holidays. Nonetheless, all three major domestic indexes…
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Legacy – What Really Matters

By Trina L. Hanner, CFP®I visited the funeral home three times this week to pay respects to and encourage friends and clients who have lost someone special in their lives. …
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Weekly Market Update: “Fed Raises Rates”

THE MARKETSLast week was mixed for the markets, as the Dow increased by 0.44%, while the S&P 500 lost 0.06%, the NASDAQ dropped 0.13%, and the MSCI EAFE gave back…
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Shining Light Company: “Alaska Airlines”

Alaska Airlines (Alaska Air Group, Inc.  Symbol: ALK), is the seventh-largest U.S. airline based on passenger traffic and is one of the most popular U.S. West Coast air carriers. Headquartered…
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Weekly Market Update: “Rational Exuberance? “

THE MARKETSOn Friday, December 9, all three major U.S. stock indexes ended at record high. For the first time in five years, they each posted gains every day of the…
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015 – The Question of Ownership

What does it mean to be an "owner" in terms of your investments? Are you investing in business practices you oppose? Today we’re talking about one of the most basic tenets of…
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Weekly Market Update: “A Mixed View”

THE MARKETSAfter a three-week run where all major U.S. indexes posted significant gains, we saw more mixed results last week. The Dow was up 0.10%, but the S&P 500 lost…
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