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Srbo Radisavljevic
Managing Principal/Investment Advisor

Edge Portfolio Management


State: IL

At Edge, a low client to advisor ratio allows for personal and customized service for each individual.  Our goal is to work as a team for each client to provide not only portfolio management but wealth coordination and financial planning.  We make every effort to have frequent communication with our clients and to provide timely response to calls and emails.  I also enjoy spending time with my wife and three kids, following Chicago sports, enjoying ethnic cooking, and serving as a school board member for Norridge School District 80.

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Initial Jobless Claims Dip 5,000 Last Week

Fourth drop in five weeks

First-time claims for unemployment dipped slightly by 5,000 to 385,000 in the week that ended March 19, the Labor Department announced on Thursday. This is the fourth decrease in the last five weeks. The four-week moving average, a less volatile number that flattens out week-to-week fluctuations in the data, was 385,250, a decrease of 1,500 from the previous week. The Labor Department also reported that for the week that ended March 12, the number of people receiving ongoing unemployment help dropped to 3,721 million, a decrease of 2,000 from the preceding week, and the dewest since September 2008. Analysts cite a figure below 400,000 as a surer sign to indicate a decline in the unemployment rate. Less welcome news were Commerce Department figures that orders for durable goods fell 0.9% in February from January. Waning firings and a pickup in hiring are helping to ensure gains in consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 percent of the economy, Bloomberg reported.