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3Dollars: Summer Ends, Struggle Begins

Post-Labor Day Worries Stifle Markets $1 Escalating tension with North Korea put U.S. markets on alert. Russia’s Vladimir Putin forecasted “global catastrophe” if the U.S. continued provocations against the republic. The U.S. pushed the UN and China to come out against the country as it reportedly readies another missile test. […]

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3Dollars: Harvey Bears Down, North Korea too

Nation Watches Houston with Bated Breath, North Korea Baits the World $1 North Korea flew missiles over Japanese air space last night. Asian markets are in a tailspin as a result. Given natural disasters and political uncertainty in the U.S. and western Europe, conflict with North Korea is not ideal […]


3Dollars: “Fire and Fury” Rekindles Volatility

President’s Remarks Bring Panic, Price Drops President Trump responded to reports of North Korea’s nuclear missile threats with strong language. As the world anticipates kinetic conflict, market volatility spiked. $1 U.S. markets are down sharply as the world digests the conflict between America and North Korea. President Trump promised “fire […]

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3Dollars: Health Care, Earnings, and Taxes

Health Care Repeal Dominates News; Earnings Continue; Tax Reform Nigh? $1 The health care industry continues to coalesce against GOP proposals for repeal and/or replacement of the ACA. CBO scores place newly uninsured forecasts between 22-33 million Americans across the various proposals. Two votes occurred Tuesday and one so far […]


3Dollars: Earnings Season Review – Financials Star

Earnings Season Presents Positive Results, Strong Profits for Financials This earnings season began with all eyes on the major banks, which expected gains from rate hikes. Financials avoided disappointment as other factors enter the market. Volatility is sinking in throughout world markets, a possible sign of complacency. Oil has rebounded […]

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3Dollars: Markets Strong to Start July

Markets performed strongly on the first day of the second half of the year. Investors took opportunities to buy ahead of the Independence Day holiday. Car makers, energy, and financials helped lead the way.


3Dollars: End of the Hiatus, Stress Tests Complete

Markets are reacting to a plethora of news, chiefly the Fed’s stress tests. Bank stocks soared on the banking sector’s unanimous passing of the stress tests. World news also affecting markets…

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3Dollars: Markets Calm Among Bevy of News

Today markets lost early gains as news continued to emerge about London’s third terror attack of 2017. Blow back from Pres. Trump’s tweet about his ‘travel ban’ also continue to roil Washington. We discuss all of this and world news.


3Dollars: Death to Paris Accord, Life to Markets

President Trump pulls the US out of the Paris Climate Accord; Markets Up Today, despite a torn inner circle, President Trump announced his decision to pull out of the Paris agreement. World leaders quickly condemned Trump’s action, with Emmanuel Macron calling the agreement “irreversible”.  Markets took the news surprisingly well with other […]

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May 30 Market Retreat Financials Energy

3Dollars: May 30, 2017

Markets Retreat on Financial, Energy Sectors’ Weakness $1 US markets declined today, led by financial sector woes.  Goldman Sachs ($GS) and JP Morgan ($JPM) both gave up more than 1.5% today amid uncertainty over tax reform and financial deregulation. Previous legal losses suffered by the administration on executive orders damps […]