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Weekly insights on the markets, economy, and financial planning

Stocks got off to a good start this week, hitting new record highs on Monday and Wednesday, but gave back some gains in the latter half - a move that was somewhat attributed to the release of the Senate's tax reform bill.
First, congratulations to the Houston Astros - World Champions!! The equity markets moved higher once again this week, with all three major indices settling at fresh record highs.
GO ASTROS!!! OK, now that I got that out of the way - stocks began the week on a lower note as investors cashed in on last week's record highs, but reclaimed their losses on Friday, thanks to an impressive batch of technology earnings.
This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.
I feel like a broken record, but the stock market advanced once again this week, notching a new record high in all five sessions, as investors digested another batch of third quarter earnings.
We hope you enjoy our latest quarterly newsletter (Q3 2017), which includes articles on the markets, investing, financial planning and more!
It will soon be the 10-year anniversary of the Global Financial Crisis when, in early October 2007, the S&P 500 Index hit what was its highest point before losing more than half its value over the next year and a half.

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