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Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through November 11th

Share All the news you need to stay informed about what’s currently driving the market – courtesy of Raffa Wealth Management, LLC. US stocks had their first down week since September as tax reform came into question. The S&P 500 edged down 0.2% and the Dow fell 0.5% for the week.  Internationally, Japan rose 0.6% and […]

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How Does the Proposed Tax Plan Impact You?

Share A major focus of the President and Congress has been tax reform. After much deliberation the House unveiled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which would represent the most sweeping changes to US tax rules in over 30 years. Given it is very early on and there are many competing groups fighting for their […]

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Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through November 3rd

Share All the news you need to stay informed about what’s currently driving the market – courtesy of Raffa Wealth Management, LLC. US stocks rose over the week and ended at record highs on strong corporate earnings and potential tax reform. The S&P 500 gained 0.3% and the Dow rose 0.4% for the week. Internationally, […]

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Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through October 28th

Share All the news you need to stay informed about what’s currently driving the market – courtesy of Raffa Wealth Management, LLC. US Stocks ended the week at record highs driven by strong economic readings and corporate earnings. The S&P 500 gained 0.2% and the Dow was up 0.5% for the week. Internationally, Japan surged […]

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Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through October 21st

Share All the news you need to stay informed about what’s currently driving the market – courtesy of Raffa Wealth Management, LLC. US Stocks ended the week at new record highs on strong earnings growth. The S&P 500 gained 0.8% for the week.   The Dow closed above 23,000 for the first time during the week […]

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Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through October 14th

Share All the news you need to stay informed about what’s currently driving the market – courtesy of Raffa Wealth Management, LLC. US stocks ended the week higher and hit records during the week on a positive outlook for third quarter earnings. The S&P 500 gained 0.2% and the Dow rose 0.4% for the week. […]

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Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through October 7th

Share All the news you need to stay informed about what’s currently driving the market – courtesy of Raffa Wealth Management, LLC. US stocks posted their fourth straight week of gains on generally solid economic news. The S&P 500 gained 1.2% and the Dow climbed 1.6% for the week. Internationally, Japan rose 1.4% and Europe […]

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Active vs. Passive Investing – What is RWM’s take?

Share What does active vs. passive investment management mean? How do you define these investment styles? We get this question or hear this discussed frequently and the answer isn’t as black and white as many think. Active investment managers are actively seeking to outperform an investment benchmark by making decisions on what assets to hold […]

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Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through September 30th

Share All the news you need to stay informed about what’s currently driving the market – courtesy of Raffa Wealth Management, LLC. US stocks had another positive week ending the quarter at record highs on optimism about tax reform. The S&P rose 0.7% and the Dow gained 0.2% for the week. Internationally, Japan edged up […]

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Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through September 23rd

Share All the news you need to stay informed about what’s currently driving the market – courtesy of Raffa Wealth Management, LLC. US Stocks edged up over the week led by bank stocks who reacted positively to the potential for another Fed rate increase this year. The S&P 500 rose 0.1% and the Dow gained […]

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