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Thursday, January 12, 2023

In the final days of 2022, Congress passed a new set of retirement rules designed to make it easier to contribute to retirement plans and access those funds earmarked for retirement.The law is called SECURE 2.0, and it's a follow-up to...

Monday, December 19, 2022

Hawkish comments by the Fed and weak economic data heightened investors’ recession concerns and sent stocks lower last week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.66%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 retreated 2.08%. The...

Friday, December 16, 2022

While you probably already found your notice in the mail, you may be curious about the COLA increase happening for Social Security recipients in the New Year. Starting in January, beneficiaries will see an 8.7% increase to help offset...

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

It appears that America’s corporate leaders are preparing for the worst while hoping for the best.Almost half of S&P 500 CEOs in second-quarter conference calls pointed to “recession” as a potential headwind in 2023....

Monday, December 5, 2022

Stocks ended higher last week as investors navigated the crosscurrents of a potential easing in future rate hikes and continued strength in the labor market.The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.24% higher, while the Standard &...

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Over the years, the Fed has followed a similar pattern with interest rates. It raises interest rates, then pauses, so it can see how the economy is adjusting to the higher rates. The chart below shows the Fed’s pattern with...

Monday, June 22, 2020

In this week’s recap: as fears of economic shutdown diminish, the U.S. economy gains momentum. THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks moved higher last week on news of more Federal Reserve market support and diminished concerns that new...

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Investor sentiment turned negative last week, amid an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in states where reopening has been underway as well as a subdued economic forecast from the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Hindsight is 20/20. It’s only human to imagine what it might have been like to turn left instead of right on some fateful day. However, that sort of daydreaming is unhelpful when investing, especially when it leads you to try and...

Thursday, June 11, 2020

As states cautiously begin the process of relaxing their COVID-19 restrictions, some are wondering, “Why is the stock market doing so well when the economy is doing so poorly?” It’s a great question, and fortunately,...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Wow, just wow! It feels like we are in no mans land with this current market downturn. The 10-year treasury has broken below 1% for the first time in history after the Federal Reserve lowered rates by 50 bps, which I have to say feels...

Monday, March 2, 2020

History teaches that epidemics tend to have short-term effects on economies and markets, but great uncertainty remains about the coronavirus. ear of the fallout from the coronavirus has roiled markets, but while economies are likely to...

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Volatility is defined as a measure of dispersion around the mean or average return of a security. In plain speak, stock market volatility is generally associated with investment risk with wide ranging swings in price. Last week we saw...

Monday, February 24, 2020

As equity and high yield bond markets decline in the face of a potential global pandemic created by the coronavirus, investors may be faced with the real prospect of a potential dramatic economic event that has already affected China...