SFM Observer - September 2018

Sweeney Financial Management 

A concise review of the month in investment markets.

The Dow closed the month of September at 26,458 for a gain of 494 points or 1.9%.  The Federal Reserve continues their 0.25% increases in interest rates and the Trump tariffs continue to work their way through the economy.  The stock market has been taking both of these negative factors in stride and going on to hit new highs in the Dow and S&P 500.

Some interesting events from the month just passed:

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SFM Observer - August 2018

Sweeney Financial Management

A concise review of the month in investment markets. 

The Dow closed the month of August at 25,964 for a gain of 549 points or 2.2%.  A strong monthly gain for a summer month when most big traders are typically on vacation.  We are now in the post labor day season when the investing community starts focusing on year end strategies and the outlook for 2019.  The tariff wars remain a concern for the markets but some good news on the Mexico trade deal relieved investors during the month.

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