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    Newsletter: In the Markets – Week-Ending June 16th, 2017

    by Peter J. Creedon

    Newsletter: In the Markets – Week-Ending June 16th, 2017 Crystal Brook Advisors We Make Financial Planning Crystal Clear   United States:  Contracting for the third straight month, a 3.9 percent drop in petroleum costs led import prices to decline by the largest monthly amount since February 2016. Total import prices are up 2.1 percent over…

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    Newsletter: In the Markets – Week-Ending June 9th, 2017

    by Peter J. Creedon

    Newsletter: In the Markets – Week-Ending June 9th, 2017 Crystal Brook Advisors We Make Financial Planning Crystal Clear   United States:  Consumer credit rose by just $8.2 billion in April, the slowest pace since mid-2011. Both nonrevolving and revolving credit growth were soft in the month. (1)  Revolving and nonrevolving credit growth have continued to…

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    Newsletter: In the Markets – Week Ending June 2, 2017

    by Peter J. Creedon

    Newsletter: In the Markets – Week-Ending June 2nd, 2017 Crystal Brook Advisors We Make Financial Planning Crystal Clear   United States:  Consistent with several regional purchasing managers (Chicago, Philadelphia) indices released over the past few weeks, growth in the manufacturing sector continues to improve. The May ISM came in at 54.9 (top graph). When we…

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    Newsletter: In the Markets – Week-Ending May 26th, 2017

    by Peter J. Creedon

    Newsletter: In the Markets – Week-Ending May 26th, 2017 Crystal Brook Advisors We Make Financial Planning Crystal Clear   United States:  Much like earlier reported new home sales, the slight drop in existing home sales reported for April does little to dispel the notion that the housing market is building strong momentum. (1)  While overall…

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