From the Wall Street Journal – A Decade of Disruption

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This decade has seen a lot:

Donal Trump was elected President

Employment has fallen to 3.5%

England decided to leave the European Union

Facebook became more valuable than General Electric, AT&T and Citigroup combined

Apple became the largest capitalized company in the world

The U.S. became the #1 Energy Producer

Same Sax mirage became law

The Chicago Cubs Won the World Series of Baseball

and big technical companies became even bigger.

 

What’s next on the agenda?

Climate change

Smart phones changed and will change us

The new American Family

The legacy of the Affordable Health Care Act

The Chinese are not only coming, They’r here

Social Media and Technology (AI)

A divided nation

What will the lessons be for investors?

The puzzle of the U.S. and World economies

 

Will this decade to be topped by 2020 -2030?

Looking for your thoughts on all of this?

Market Closing numbers

The DOW finished at 28,244.60 down -22.56 points or -0.08%

The S&P 500 finished at 3,191.25  down -1.27 points or -0.04%

The NASDAQ finished in record territory at 8,830.07 up +6.72 or +0.08%

The Russell 2,000 up 1,66.1.72 up +4.15 points or +0.25%

U.S. Treasury Yields

2 yr. Treasury Yield, up at 1.633%

5 yr Treasury Yield is down by 1.735%

10 yr Treasury Yield is down to 1.922%

30 yr Treasury Yield is down to 2.354%

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Robert L. Woods is the retired partner of the Institute For Fiduciary Education (www.ifecorp.com) that provided investment seminars for public and private pension funds, endowments and institutional fund managers. He spent 28 years working for the State of California, as a budget and financial analyst which includes 16 years as an Investment Officer for the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS). At CalSTRS, he established it as one of the nation’s first institutional home loan programs with a down payment assistance component. He also spent 13 years on the Board of Trustees for the Sacramento County Employees Retirement System (SCERS). He was a Trustee with the University of California, Davis, Cal Aggie Alumni Association and a member of the Chancellor’s Council on Community & Diversity. He is a Life Member: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Theta Gamma Sigma Chapter, Sacramento, CA.

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