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Aaron Schaefer

Oct 05 2016

The Economy and Market from Here… at Hills October 2016


Economy and Market Here at Hills

BREXIT came and went with a lot of volatility.  Initially, global stock markets declined but reversed course quickly and have rallied throughout the rest of the summer.  The S&P 500 lost 5.3% following the election results, but immediately recovered and …
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Aaron Schaefer

Jun 24 2016

Brexit’s (British-Exit) Meaning for the Economy and Market


Brexit Meaning to the Economy and Market

On June 23, 2016 citizens of the United Kingdom voted on a referendum to leave the European Union (EU). The result came as a surprise to many economists and market analysts. The uncertainty caused by this vote sent shock waves …
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Aaron Schaefer

Apr 04 2016

The Economy and Market from Here… at Hills April 2016


Economy and Market Here at Hills

Global stock markets experienced one of the worst starts to a year ever.  Worries about slowing global economic growth precipitated by continued weakness in commodities was the main culprit.  All equities were affected as traders predicted a recession in the …
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Aaron Schaefer

Jan 05 2016

The Economy and Market from Here… at Hills


Economy and Market Here at Hills

Market volatility continued in the fourth quarter as market participants waited to see if the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) would raise short-term interest rates. After seven years of near zero, the FOMC did indeed raise the Fed Funds rate …
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Aaron Schaefer

Oct 01 2015

The Economy and Market from Here… at Hills


Economy and Market Here at Hills

On August 24th, 2015, the S&P 500 Index experienced a long-expected correction (a decline of at least 10%) from its high price achieved on May 21, 2015. Despite a few close calls, the S&P 500 had not experienced a correction …
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Aaron Schaefer

Aug 25 2015

Stay the Course and Focus on Long Term Investment Goals


Economy and Market Here at Hills

Recent stock market declines have taken the S&P 500 into correction territory (10% below peak levels) for the first time since 2011. Geopolitical conflicts, the ongoing Euro area crisis, central bank policies, and the age of this business cycle are …
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Aaron Schaefer

Jul 02 2015

June’s Economy and Market from Here…at Hills


The Economy and Market from Here...at Hills.

Waiting on the Fed… Stock and bond markets were focused on the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) for most of the second quarter. Investors continue to wonder when the first interest rate hike will occur. Consensus estimates believe it will …
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Aaron Schaefer

Apr 08 2015

April’s Economy and Market from Here… at Hills


The Economy and Market from Here...at Hills.

A general easing of global monetary policy continued amid persistent declining inflation and sluggish economic progress. Eurozone finance ministers reached a temporary resolution on a Greek aid program, with the granting of a four-month extension in late February following the …
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Aaron Schaefer

Jan 05 2015

January’s Economy and Market from Here… at Hills


Economy and Market Here at Hills

Stock prices in the U.S. continued their climb to record highs during the quarter, but not without volatility. In early October, the S&P 500 Index experienced its second correction of 5% or more this year, nearly reaching 10% in intraday …
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Aaron Schaefer

Oct 08 2014

October’s Economy and Market from Here…at Hills


Economy and Market Here at Hills

After an unusually long period of market calm, investors’ anxiety was piqued early in the quarter by the escalation of geopolitical tensions in Ukraine, a number of intensifying conflicts in the Middle East, the failure of a major Portuguese bank, …
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