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Tariff Talk and a More Hawkish Fed Keep Investors on Edge

Stocks’ recovery from the February correction was derailed last week, after new Fed Chair Powell gave an upbeat assessment of the economy in testimony before Congress, followed by the administration unexpectedly announcing the imposition of across the board import tariffs on steel and aluminum. On the week, the S&P 500 index fell 2 percent, with cyclical groups getting hammered, led by materials, down 3.8 percent, and industrials, which fell 3.3 percent. Only telecom managed to squeeze out a fractional gain.


Lower Bond Yields, Softer Dollar Give Boost to Stocks

Stocks gained for the second straight week, although it took a late surge on Friday afternoon to get it done. Nevertheless, the S&P 500 Index added 0.6 percent for the week and closed above its 50-day moving average. The index has now climbed 6.4 percent from its February 8 closing low, and sits 4.4 percent below its January 26 closing high.

Ameriprise Financial Along with its Employees and Advisors Give $15 Million and 77,000 Volunteer Hours in Support of Nonprofits

MINNEAPOLISJan. 31, 2018 – Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP), along with its employees and advisors, donated $15 million and logged 77,000 volunteer hours at nonprofits across the country in 2017. In keeping with its longstanding philanthropic priorities, the company focused on supporting causes that provide basic needs, like food and shelter, and helping foster vibrant communities. Through its national partnership with Feeding America® and other hunger-relief organizations, the company provided more than 8.8 million meals to families and individuals facing hunger in 2017.

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Does Your Age Impact How You Feel About Money?

Does Your Age Impact How You Feel About Money?

Expert Marcy Keckler shares tips to help you feel more financially confident throughout your financial journey. Watch to hear more about the Ages, Stages & Money study.