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Biographical Note: Dateline Award-winning music and theater critic for The Connection Newspapers and the Reston-Fairfax Times, Terry was the music critic for the Washington Times print edition (1994-2010) and online Communities (2010-2014). Since 2014, he has been the Business and Entertainment Editor for Communities Digital News (CDN). A former stockbroker and a writer and editor with many interests, he served as editor under contract from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and continues to write on science and business topics. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (BA, MA) and the University of South Carolina where he was awarded a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and co-founded one of the earliest Writing Labs in the country. Twitter: @terryp17

Trading Diary: Investors thank God the weekend’s coming

The annual August-September stock market has arrived with a vengeance in 2017. Individual investors try to circle the wagons and get through the next assault.

Friday stocks: Bungee jumping on Bannon, Barcelona and oil

The market's down! It’s up! It’s down again! It’s Trump! It’s terrorism! It’s Cohn! It’s Bannon! Markets pause August correction, confusing bulls and bears alike.

Thursday stock market cliff dive might be buying opportunity

Federal Reserve uncertainty, Barcelona terror attack – not Trump – plus weak August trading action likely behind markets’ sickening nosedive. We look at two trades.

Fed, not Trump or Charlottesville, casting pall on stocks

Fed interest rate hesitation, relentlessly negative fake news barrage from secular and financial press, take toll on stocks in historically bad month of August.

Retail sings the blues, Tuesday stocks stuck in the red zone

Bricks-and-mortar retail iffiness apparently enough to halt Monday’s irrational exuberance. No clear direction for this week’s trades.

Trading Diary: Investors dying of boredom in Tuesday markets

Retail malaise, fear of August correction, Dick's Sporting Goods and AWOL summer vacationing traders and investors make for a dull day, as markets remain confused and lack conviction.

Friday stocks: Tame consumer prices prompt a selling pause

North Korean belligerence briefly fades from the front page, as benign consumer prices seem to signal a pause in interest rate hikes.

Trading Diary: Some portfolio perestroika as stocks catch a bid

Our portfolios have been pounded this week. Good inflation news helps stocks Friday, though the selling tsunami may not be over yet. (But Home Depot rules.)

North Korea threat heats up, as stocks tank, big-time

North Korea’s continuing threats irritate Trump, Mattis, Tillerson and McMaster, as war drums crush stocks, boost gold, silver and short ETFs.

Trump North Korea warning, repeated Kim threats, hit stocks

North Korea’s uncompromising belligerence increasingly risks U.S. military response, encouraging bearish selling and buttressing a previously fading gold rally.

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