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S&P 500 Sets New Closing High to Cap Strong Month – Market Update

Investors closed out a strong albeit short month for stocks with another record high. The S&P 500 set a new closing high of just under 1,860. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended below its highs of the day, while the NASDAQ closed slightly down. However, for the week, all three indexes posted gains.

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Cold Weather Takes Heavy Toll on Housing Market – Market Update

The extreme cold of January took a heavy toll on the housing sector, including housing starts, which plunged 16%. Starts of single-family homes fell 15.9%.

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This Week in Financial Blunders: Art & Hot Pockets

There are two types of people in this world: those who frequent art museums and those who frequent the frozen food section at the grocery store. Find out what they have in common in This Week in Financial Blunders.

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Valentine’s Day Was a Good One for Stocks – Market Update

The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 127 points Friday, while the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ also increased. The S&P 500 and the Dow gained more than 2% for the week. The NASDAQ added nearly 3% for the week.

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Valentine’s Day Was a Good One for Stocks – Market Update

The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 127 points Friday, while the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ also increased. The S&P 500 and the Dow gained more than 2% for the week. The NASDAQ added nearly 3% for the week.

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2014′s Volatile Stock Market and What You Should Do About It

The recent volatility in the stock market is probably confusing and a little scary to us casual investors; let’s take a look at this recent downturn in the Dow, what’s causing it and what you could/should do about it.

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Stocks Rebound After Slow Start to 2014 – Market Update

After a slow start to the year, there was finally good news on the stock market front. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 160 points Friday, while the S&P 500 and NASDAQ also increased. While stocks wound up finishing the week positively, the Dow is still down nearly 5% this year.

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This Week in Financial Blunders: Electronics & Cigarettes

The post-super bowl rush is always hard to get over, but luckily everyone else is feeling the pain too. Read This Week in Financial Blunders to see which companies are taking it the hardest after the big game.

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First Month of the Year a Tough One for Stocks – Market Update

Stocks dropped sharply during January. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 5%, ending its worst January since 2009. The S&P 500 dropped more than 3%, while the NASDAQ suffered a 2% loss.

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Precious Metals: The Effect of QE Tapering on Gold and Silver - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Precious Metals: The Effect of QE Tapering on Gold and Silver

Gold prices fell more than 25% from January 2013 to January 2014, according to Goldprices.org. Silver was down nearly 36% in that same time period. Meanwhile the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet ballooned from $3 trillion to $4 trillion in 2013, and has grown nearly fivefold since the beginning of the recession in 2008.

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