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Ed Meek
CEO/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, playing and following basketball, playing golf, and participating as an advisory board member for Breakthrough Urban Ministries.

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Initial Jobless Claims Fell 16,000 Last Week

First-time claims for unemployment benefits decreased by 16,000 to 385,000 in the week that ended March 12, the Labor Department announced on Thursday. This is the third decrease in the last four weeks. The four-week moving average, a less volatile number was 386,250, a decrease of 7,000 from the previous week, and the lowest level since July 2008. The Labor Department also reported that for the week that ended March 5, the number of people continuing to collect jobless benefits was nearly 3,706,000, a decrease of 80,000 from the preceding week, and the lowest level since September 2008. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for those eligible for benefits was unchanged for the second week in a row at 3%.