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Earnings Season Gets Going

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A disappointing earnings report from JP Morgan sets the stage for a difficult season for financials, but Google reported strong numbers after the bell. Greg and Phil discuss.

Duration: 6:00
Publish Date: 10/13/2011 - 5:16:00 PM
File Name: oct13marketupdate2011.mp3 | File Size: 6.2 MB

Markets Rally Again on Europe

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With Slovakia appearing to be a minor bump on the road to EU bank recapitalization, the markets rallied strongly in the US today. Recent domestic economic data has run slightly ahead of expectations, and an early look at earnings season is also looking mildly favorable.

Duration: 9:00
Publish Date: 10/12/2011 - 3:14:00 PM
File Name: oct12marketupdate2011.mp3 | File Size: 9.1 MB

A Quiet Day after Recent Gains

Sierra Nevada Wealth Management
US stock markets ended mixed after a string of recent gains. Market attention is expected to slowly shift from Europe to Domestic earnings season, assuming France and Germany continue to drive the EU forward for a rescue plan for Greece and a recapitalization of the EU Banking system.

Duration: 9:00
Publish Date: 10/11/2011 - 4:38:00 PM
File Name: oct11marketupdate2011.mp3 | File Size: 9.4 MB

European News Drives Stocks Upward

Sierra Nevada Wealth Management
News that Germany and France had agreed to a sweeping recapitalization plan for EU banks over the weekend drove markets higher around the world on Monday. Major US stock indices jumped between 3 and 3.5%. Phil and Greg discuss this, and why US financials benefited as well.

Duration: 9:30
Publish Date: 10/10/2011 - 3:24:00 PM
File Name: oct10marketupdate2011.mp3 | File Size: 9.5 MB

Big Weekend for Europe

Sierra Nevada Wealth Management
A potential rift between Germany and France as how to recapitalize the French banks overshadowed favorable domestic jobs data, sending the stock markets to a modest loss. All eyes are on Europe and a meeting between German and French officials over the weekend.

Duration: 8:00
Publish Date: 10/7/2011 - 3:10:00 PM
File Name: oct7marketupdate2011.mp3 | File Size: 8.5 MB

Markets String Together 3 Days of Gains

Sierra Nevada Wealth Management
Dow up 1.6% today, the third day of gains. Investors continue to be encouraged by the actions in Europe to increase liquidity and create backstops for its banks. Here in the US, another week of below expected initial jobless claims helped boost the rally. itunes or for the podcast.

Publish Date: 10/6/2011 - 5:42:00 PM
File Name: oct6marketupdate2011.mp3 | File Size: 8.2 MB

Europe Getting Serious

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As investors absorbed the news that Germany is pushing for a coordinated recapitalization of European banks, the markets jumped for the second straight day on hopes that Europe is finally getting serious about their financial crisis. Greg and Phil discuss in an 8-minute podcast.

Duration: 8:30
Publish Date: 10/5/2011 - 3:39:00 PM
File Name: oct5marketupdate2011.mp3 | File Size: 8.5 MB

Rumors Push Markets Higher in Volatile Day

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A quick 2% drop in the S&P 500 reversed and turned into a 2.3% gain in today’s trading session as fears surrounding the situation in Greece turned to optimism based on a Financial Times (London) report that EU ministers are seeking “urgent coordination” to recapitalize the EU banking system. Greg and Phil discuss the continued volatility and the situation in Greece as opposed to the height of the US financial crisis in this special 9-minute podcast.

Duration: 9:00
Publish Date: 10/4/2011 - 5:27:00 PM
File Name: oct4marketupdate2011.mp3 | File Size: 9.7 MB

New Quarter, Same Issues

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Over the weekend, Greece announced that it was not on target to meet its needed budget projections for the original bailout package. This news overshadowed better than expected US economic data, sending the markets down sharply. Greg and Connie discuss.

Duration: 4:00
Publish Date: 10/3/2011 - 3:00:00 PM
File Name: oct3marketupdate2011.mp3 | File Size: 3.9 MB

The End of a Volatile, Challenging Quarter

Sierra Nevada Wealth Management
The quarter ended on a sour note, with major domestic stock indexes down between 2.2 and 2.6%. Overseas data, including a jump in Euro zone inflation and a tepid Chinese manufacturing figure, drove market trading today. With one of the more volatile 3Q’s in market history behind us, many are looking forward to the end of 2011. Greg and Phil discuss.

Duration: 8:00
Publish Date: 9/30/2011 - 4:27:00 PM
File Name: sept30marketupdate2011.mp3 | File Size: 6.2 MB

A Rare Day with Favorable Domestic and International News

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A stronger than expected revision to the 2Q GDP growth rate in the US, lower than expected initial jobless claims and more optimism surrounding Greece lifted the stock market today.

Duration: 9:45
Publish Date: 9/29/2011 - 4:39:00 PM
File Name: sept29marketupdate2011.mp3 | File Size: 10.1 MB

What does all of this volatility mean?

Sierra Nevada Wealth Management
More speculation about the prospects for the bailout of Greece drove the stock markets down today after 2-days of strong gains. How should this persistent volatility in the markets be interpreted? And are there things that you can do to manage it? Greg and Connie discuss on this 8-minute podcast.

Duration: 8:00
Publish Date: 9/28/2011 - 4:55:00 PM
File Name: sept28marketupdate2011.mp3 | File Size: 8.2 MB

Markets Take A Breather From Panic Selling

Sierra Nevada Wealth Management
Markets took a breather today from the panic selling that pulled down the Dow 6% in one week. Gold was hit hard today, dropping 5.5% as momentum traders took a chance to book recent gains. Have a great weekend. Our podcast is on iTunes and

Publish Date: 9/23/2011 - 4:53:00 PM
File Name: sept23marketupdate2011.mp3 | File Size: 4.3 MB

Stock Markets Record Large Losses

Sierra Nevada Wealth Management
Fear of a slowing global economy, as well as lack of global political leadership rattled stock markets around the world today. Greg and Phil discuss in a special 10-minute podcast.

Duration: 10:30
Publish Date: 9/22/2011 - 4:44:00 PM
File Name: sept22marketupdate2011.mp3 | File Size: 10.3 MB

Markets Digest Fed Twist

Sierra Nevada Wealth Management
Markets were strong throughout the day until the Fed released their statement from the 2 day meeting that concluded this week. Conflicting rumors out of Greece affected the markets as well. Listen in to today's podcast for an explanation of what Twisting the Feds balance sheet means. iTunes or

Publish Date: 9/21/2011 - 3:27:00 PM
File Name: sept21marketupdate2011.mp3 | File Size: 10.1 MB

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