Personal Finance Articles
- Nine Questions to Ask Your Advisor
- Why You Should Do An IRA Rollover with an Old 401k
- Should You Take a Pension Buyout?
- The Importance of Non-Retirement Savings
- How Much House Can you Afford?
- Why You Should Never Buy a Front-End Loaded Mutual Fund
- How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?
- Why Term Life Insurance is the Only Life Insurance you Need
- When Should You Start Taking Social Security?
Author Archives: Marc
Sharp sell-offs on Monday and today wiped away gains from the middle of the week. Trade talk, disappointing jobs reports and Fed comments all led to today’s poor performance. For the week, the Dow declined 0.7% while the S&P 500 … Continue reading
Strong rallies on Monday and Thursday pushed stocks higher for the week. Concerns over a trade war dissipated and markets reacted to better than expected 4th quarter growth. The final estimate shows the US economy grew at an annualized rate … Continue reading
Stocks declined on the week on news of some additional targeted tariffs towards China. China responded that it is preparing for a potential trade war. I don’t think we’re going to see a trade war, both sides have too much … Continue reading
Stocks rode a strong jobs report and a partial rollback of the steel and aluminum tariffs to a great week. The Dow gained 3.3% while the S&P 500 increased 3.5%. While these strong weeks are nice, the volatility continues. This … Continue reading
Roller Coaster Continues in Rough Week for Stocks The Trump administration outlined planned tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum this week. The move sent stocks into a sell-off mode, but seems to have somewhat stabilized as the week came to … Continue reading
A strong Friday rally lifted the Dow and S&P 500 into the green for the week. The Dow gained 0.4% while the S&P 500 increased 0.6%. The indices have recovered roughly 2/3rd of the value lost in the early February … Continue reading
After experiencing the two worst weeks in the last two years, stocks rebounded sharply this week, with the Dow posting its best week since late 2016 and the S&P 500 having its best week since 2013. There was no specific … Continue reading
Global Sell-off Continues, Markets Officially entered ‘Correction’ Last Friday’s weakness carried into this week and all the major indices officially entered ‘correction’ territory, which means they traded more than 10% below recent highs. The sharp rally late Friday technically pulled … Continue reading
The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined almost 1,200 points yesterday, the largest one-day point decline in history. While the point move was very large, on a percentage basis, yesterday 4.6% decline wasn’t in the 30 worst trading days in history. … Continue reading