A Wild Ride

Yesterday, we experienced a wild ride in the stock market. The Dow Jones* started the day at 25,300 and ended approximately -1,000 points (-4%) lower, at 24,373.

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Laura Kuntz
Morning Tack: "The Santa Rally"

As humans we’ve learned to rely on pattern recognition to survive. When our great, great ancestors heard a loud commotion coming from the trees, the smart ones assumed it was a predator, like they had experienced before, and high tailed it out of there.

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Joe Downes
Protecting Your Financial Information

Cyber and identity theft are big business. In a recent session I attended on this topic, the presenter pulled up a website that sold stolen credit card numbers. There were over fifteen available stolen credit card numbers in one Edina zip code alone.

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Laura Kuntz
Irma and Equifax

You might recall that the Raymond James headquarters is located in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area of Florida, which like the rest of Florida, began preparing, last week, for the landfall of Hurricane Irma.

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Laura Kuntz
A Historic Action

“Perhaps lost among the North Korea/Hurricane Harvey/debt ceiling focus this week was a story with the potential to have an even bigger long-term impact to the markets and the economy.”

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Laura Kuntz
The Market and the President

In the never-ending news cycle coming out of Washington these days, we thought you might value this viewpoint, which includes the historical interplay between market performance and the Oval Office.

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Joe Downes