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Robert Iola
Robert founded IFG Wealth Strategies in 1990 to provide cutting edge solutions to the financial challenges faced by successful families and business owners. He is the architect of the Total Wealth Solution™, a comprehensive approach to goal setting, challenge recognition and strategic attainment of client objectives.
Robert founded IFG Wealth Strategies in 1990 to provide cutting edge solutions to the financial challenges faced by successful families and business owners. He is the architect of the Total Wealth Solution™, a comprehensive approach to goal setting, challenge recognition and strategic attainment of client objectives.
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Special #Quarterly Update: Roller Coaster #Q1 Ends Mixed

After a rocky start to the year, most #stocks ended the #1stQuarter slightly higher, which is remarkable considering the negative sentiment that caused stocks to #selloff in the early weeks of #2016. For the quarter, the #SP500  gained  0.77%, the #DJIA  grew  1.49%, and the #NASDAQ fell 2.75%.[1]

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Are #Recession Fears Just Hype?
Amid volatile #stock prices and disappointing #global #economic news, you may have heard a lot of chatter on media networks about whether the U.S. economy is facing another recession. In this week's #market update, we wanted to share our views. 

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Is This What Full #Employment Looks Like?
 
Markets dropped last week on mixed #economic #data and a big #selloff in the #tech sector amid weak #earnings. For the week, the #SP500 lost 3.10%, the #DJIA fell 1.59%, and the #NASDAQ dropped 5.44%.[1]
 

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#Stocks End Choppy Week Higher
After a volatile week, #markets regained some steam, helped by a recovery in #oil prices and some upbeat #earnings reports. For the week, the #SP500 gained 1.41%, the #DJIA grew 0.66%, and the #NASDAQ added 2.29%.[1]

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Special Update: 2015 in Review
  
Now that 2015 is in the rear-view mirror, let's take a look at some of the factors that influenced markets last year. Though markets closed essentially flat, it's important to realize what a small miracle that is, given the many challenges that markets faced in 2015. For the year, the #SP500 lost 0.73%, the #DJIA lost 2.23%, and the #NASDAQ gained 5.73%.[1]
 
#2015Review, #2015MarketsReview, #FederalReserve, #Oil, #China, #CentralBanks, #EmergingMarkets, #InterestRates, #Yuan, #USEconomy
 

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Stocks End Holiday Week Positive
 
#Markets ended the #holiday week on an upbeat note, giving #stocks their best week since late November.[1]  For the week, the #SP500 gained 2.76%, the #DJIA grew 2.47%, and the #NASDAQ rose 2.55%.[2]

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The Fed Raised Interest Rates.          
Now What?

After a brief rally after the #Federal Reserve announced its historic decision, #markets ended another choppy week in the red, battered by plummeting #oil prices and rocky #investor sentiment. For the week, the #SP500 lost 0.34%, the #DJIA dropped 0.79%, and the #NASDAQ fell 0.21%.[1] #fedratehike

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Global Growth Worries Weigh on Markets

#Markets ended a #volatile week sharply down after #oil hit near-seven-year lows and a major #corporate merger highlighted #global #growth woes. For the week, the  #SP500  fell 3.79%, the  #DJIA dropped 3.26%, and the #NASDAQ lost 4.06%.[1]

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Weekly Update November 30, 2015

#Stocks closed out the short week mixed on very low volume as investors stayed home for the holidays. For the week, the #SP500 grew 0.04%, the #DJIA lost 0.14%, and the #NASDAQ gained 0.44%.[1]
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