Today’s big question: When will our economy reopen? As new coronavirus cases begin to level off, discussions are heating up about when and how to reopen our economy. Markets dipped a bit today, despite OPEC’s decision to decrease oil production. Click HERE to read more.

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Markets Climb Higher in Advance of Three-Day Weekend Additional stimulus measures from the Federal Reserve plus an agreement between Russia and Saudi Arabia pushed markets higher today. Markets are closed tomorrow for the Good Friday holiday. Click HERE to read more.

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Positive News Lifts Markets Markets resumed their upward climb after yesterday’s lackluster finish, bolstered by forward-looking coronavirus numbers. Look for tomorrow’s meeting between Russia and Saudi Arabia to continue to push markets up. Click HERE to read more.

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Markets Sustain Upward Momentum on Positive News As coronavirus news turns slightly more optimistic, markets responded positively for most of today but ended relatively flat. More relief could be coming soon for small businesses, while talks about Phase 4 of the relief/stimulus package are underway between the Senate and White House. Click HERE to read more.

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A Hard Week Ahead, But Glimmers of Light Appearing The coming week will be a hard one in the U.S., as new cases and deaths head toward an expected peak over the next 7 to 10 days. However, a bit more positive news has started to break through, driving markets upward today. Click HERE to read more.

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Payrolls Drop by 701,000 in March as Oil Continues Upward Climb Nonfarm payrolls dropped in March, with the unemployment rate jumping nearly 1%. Oil, however, has rebounded somewhat on talks of a potential end to the price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia. Click HERE to read more.

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Unemployment claims hit record highs again The bad news: Unemployment claims soared to new heights this week. The good news: Saudi Arabia and Russia might be in talks again about the price of oil. Headlines, and the market’s mood, remain somber, reminding us that we still have a long way to go. Click HERE to read more.

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ROUGH INITIAL START TO SECOND QUARTER The next two weeks will be difficult for everyone, as COVID-19 cases peak and the U.S. remains at home. Weekly unemployment numbers will be released tomorrow; expectations vary widely, from 800,000 to 6.5 million new claims. Markets dropped today in expectation of ugly unemployment numbers tomorrow. Click HERE to read more.

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Historic First Quarter Finally Comes to an End As the worst quarter for markets since 2008 ends, talk of additional relief measures begins. Volatility continues to drop, but more positive news is needed before discussions about reopening the country can begin. Click HERE to read more.

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Volatility is Down, But COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise With COVID-19 cases and deaths spiking in the U.S., President Trump extended social distancing guidelines through April. Markets responded positively to the news, volatility has decreased and the dollar has rebounded – all positive signs for the economy. Click HERE to learn more.

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