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- 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?
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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
We’ve had a great run in the stock market and it’s easy to forget that sometimes stocks go down. That reality came back in full force this week with the Dow down over 600 points today and 4.0% for the … Continue reading
Stocks continued higher this week as investors focused on strong earnings reports and continued corporate announcements about increased investments in the United States post the recent tax reform law. FedEx was the latest, announcing an increase in wages for all … Continue reading
Stocks continued higher this week even while the odds of a potential government shutdown increased. Discussions remain ongoing, but at a minimum it appears the government will be partially shutdown for a least a few days. One party is seeking … Continue reading
Earnings season kicked off this week and stocks continued moving higher. We’ve also seen several more large companies announce increased investment, wages and/or bonuses as a result of corporate tax reform. The one-time bonuses are nice, but the real economic … Continue reading
Stocks kicked of the year in great fashion, with both major indices increasing more than 2%. It was a big week for milestones as well. The Dow Jones index topped 25,000 for the first time, the S&P 500 exceeded 2,700 … Continue reading
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year! Stocks finished the holiday shortened week down slightly. This was a fascinating year for the market. Negative sentiment was high following the election, but the market … Continue reading