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Market Recap

On Economy Voluntary job separations continue to trend higher in the U.S., which is a healthy sign. Additionally, the NAHB housing market index hit a new cycle high in March. The Fed is picking up the pace in its quest for normalization. The central bank raised rates +25bp, putting the fed funds rate target in […]

Market Recap

Stocks Rise After Jobs Report Stocks rose Friday following February jobs report, which indicated increased hiring. The S&P 500 Index grew 0.3%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 45 points, and the Nasdaq Composite added 0.4%; the S&P 500 Index recorded its first weekly decline since January 2017. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), the most […]