Finance  /  September 22, 2020

By Tom Burnett CFA In the most recent FACTSET report dated September 18, 2020, the consensus estimates for earnings for the S/P 500 Index companies have been revised to $166.35 for the 2021 year. In the July 24 report, the estimate was $163.17. Similarly, the consensus estimate for the 2020 year has…

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Finance  /  September 4, 2020

By Tom Burnett CFA On September 4, 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 1.37 million new jobs in August. In addition, the report indicated that the unemployment rate declined to 8.4% from 10.2% in July and 11.1% in June. The rate in February was just 3.5% before the impact…

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Finance  /  August 27, 2020

By Tom Burnett CFA On August 27, 2020, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell delivered an online speech which describes a new approach to inflation, interest rates and employment. In his speech, Powell indicated that the Fed would no longer raise rates and slow the economy if inflation approached the…

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Finance  /  August 11, 2020

Kelleher Financial Advisors 2nd Quarter 2020 Newsletter

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Finance  /  August 7, 2020

By Tom Burnett CFA On August 7, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced the national employment situation for July. Total employment rose by 1.8 million and the unemployment rate fell from 11.1% to 10.2%. Total employment now stands at 143.5 million, down 12.9 million from February. One year ago, the…

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