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Aug

30

Free Market Update for the Week of August 30, 2010

Presented by Mark Lund, The Investor Coach. WEEKLY QUOTE “When there is an original sound in the world, it makes a hundred echoes.” – John A. Shedd BERNANKE REASSURES WALL STREET At the annual Federal Reserve summer retreat at Jackson Hole, WY on Friday, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said that the central bank “is prepared to […]

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Aug

23

Free Market Update for the Week of August 23, 2010

Presented by Mark Lund, The Investor Coach. WEEKLY QUOTE “Chance favors only the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur A JUMP IN HOUSING STARTS In a relatively light week of economic data, one of the notable items was a 1.7% rise in new home construction in July. Economists had expected only a 0.2% increase in that category. […]

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Aug

9

Free Market Update for the Week of August 9, 2010

Presented by Mark Lund, The Investor Coach. WEEKLY QUOTE “There have been as great souls unknown to fame as any of the most famous.” – Ben Franklin UNEMPLOYMENT REMAINS AT 9.5% The American economy added 71,000 jobs in July but lost 202,000 others (143,000 of those positions were short-term Census Bureau hires). The private sector added […]

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Aug

2

Free Market Update for the Week of August 2, 2010

Presented by Mark Lund, The Investor Coach. WEEKLY QUOTE “Live out of your imagination, not your history.” – Dr. Stephen Covey HOME SALES & HOME PRICES IMPROVE The Commerce Department said new home purchases surged by 23.6% for June, bouncing back nicely from May’s historic retreat. The supply of new homes for sale diminished to 7.6 […]

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Jul

26

Free Market Update for the Week of July 26, 2010

Presented by Mark Lund, The Investor Coach. QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “The world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.” – Robert […]

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Jul

19

Free Market Update for the Week of July 19, 2010

Presented by Mark Lund, The Investor Coach. QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.”– Ben Franklin Consumer prices decrease a bit; consumer sentiment drops notably In June, the Consumer Price Index fell for the third month in a row, heading south 0.1%. Analysts thought the […]

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Jul

12

Free Market Update for the Week of July 12, 2010

Presented by Mark Lund, The Investor Coach. QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, […]

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Jul

6

Free Market Update for the Week of July 6, 2010

Presented by Mark Lund, The Investor Coach. QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”– Les Brown Jobless rate drops to 9.5% The Labor Department said 83,000 new jobs were created in the private sector in June, yet non-farm payrolls shrank by 125,000 positions […]

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Jun

21

Free Market Update for the Week of June 21, 2010

Presented by Mark Lund, The Investor Coach. QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.”– John Foster Dulles Minor deflation takes pressure off the Fed. The Consumer Price Index retreated 0.2% for May, […]

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Jun

14

Free Market Update for the Week of June 14, 2010

Presented by Mark Lund, The Investor Coach. Quote of the week. “Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in.” – Alan Alda Retail sales down 1.2% in May. What happened? Perhaps consumers took a break after spending notably in March and April. […]

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