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Market Commentary: Late February Bumps are Normal

Welcome to Late February The S&P 500 fell slightly last week, and it’s fair to say the market was due. The shift comes on the heels of the index being higher 14 out of 15 weeks while gaining more than 20% over that period for the first time in history. In other words, a pause …

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Why $1 Trillion in Credit Card Debt Isn’t a Bad Thing

Ryan Detrick, Chief Market Strategist   “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” -Henry David Thoreau It finally happened. US consumers officially have more than $1 trillion in credit card debt, an all-time record. Not surprisingly, many claimed this was a sign the …

Market Commentary: Down for Two Consecutive Weeks

The S&P 500 fell for the second week in a row, but the losses were minor. Many of the formerly high-flying tech stocks sank hardest last week. The technology sector fell 3.0% on the week, but it is still up more than 33% for the year. Below the surface, however, energy stocks are roarin …

Facts Vs Feelings Take 5 – You’re Downgraded

You’re downgraded! U.S. debt was downgraded last week by Fitch – from AAA to AA+. This is the second time this has happened in U.S. history. How does this impact investors? Carson Group’s Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and VP, Global Macro Strategist Sonu Varghese break down their tho …

Market Commentary: U.S. Debt Downgrade Should Have Minimal Impact

Rating agency Fitch downgraded the U.S. government’s longer-term credit rating to AA+ from AAA. This was the second downgrade in the nation’s history. The first came in August 2011 from S&P Global Ratings after a government standoff over the debt ceiling. The agency cited “the expected …

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