Action Alerts PLUS: Markets Advance Despite Hurricane Harvey

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Markets pushed higher this week despite several potentially market shaking events early on, including hurricane Harvey and the launching of another missile by North Korea on Monday night. While the North Korean projectile traveled over Japan before thankfully, landing in the Pacific Ocean, Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, called it an "unprecedented, serious and significant threat," a sentiment markets reflected in early trading on Tuesday. Later in the week, markets bounced back as we received several key macroeconomic reports including the second reading on GDP for 2Q17 on Wednesday and the always important monthly jobs report on Friday (more below). Lastly, as a reminder, the U.S. markets will be closed for Labor Day, on Monday next week....2059 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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