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Market Commentary – September 19, 2016

If it’s not one thing, it may be another. Economic data released last week will factor into this week’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decision on whether to push interest rates higher in the United States. Some of the August data supports the idea economic growth was soft. For example, August retail sales fell more… Read More

The Market – June 1, 2015

Is it possible to have an economic optical illusion? On Friday, the Commerce Department reported the U.S. economy contracted at an annualized rate of 0.7 percent during the first quarter of 2015. The Federal Reserve sees things slightly differently. Previously, the Commerce Department had reported our gross domestic product (GDP), which is the value of… Read More

The Markets – June 23, 2014

AMJ Financial Wealth Management Weekly Market Commentary June 23, 2014   The Markets The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) press release wasn’t quite as catchy as España Cañí — the Spanish song played to rile crowds at events as varied as baseball games and bullfights — but it helped motivate investors as they pushed American stock markets… Read More