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MARKET WATCH: SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

The Markets (as of market close September 7, 2018) Apparently a strong labor report, which included increasing wages, wasn’t enough to quell investors’ fears as stocks plummeted last week. President Trump’s threat to raise tariffs on an additional $267 billion in Chinese imports heightened trade war rhetoric and frightened investors. Each of the benchmark indexes …

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Joe Bert: Keep Things in Perspective: This is Not the Beginning of a Recession

As Seen In Kiplinger It would do us well to compare the major economic statistics of the era of the 2008-9 recession to today’s numbers. In March 2009, when the market hit its nadir, the unemployment rate stood at 8.5%. Today the unemployment rate stands at 4.1% (a better than 50% improvement). On Feb. 24, …

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