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- Should You Take a Pension Buyout?
- The Importance of Non-Retirement Savings
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- 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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Stocks Slightly Higher in Week That Sees Toys ‘R’ Us Bankruptcy Filing Markets were up slightly this week as the Federal Reserve held the Fed Funds rate constant and hinted at a slower rate of future increases. I would be … Continue reading
Stocks Power Through Geopolitical Risk In spite of North Korea launching another missile over Japan, stock markets rallied this week to close at all-time highs. The market seems to resemble teflon in that nothing negative sticks to it. Investors seems … Continue reading
Stocks declined this week while much of Florida prepares for one of the strongest storms on record to hit the mainland. The Dow declined 0.9% while the S&P 500 declined 0.6%. While Irma headlines justifiably dominated the news cycle, there … Continue reading
Strong Growth and Decent Jobs Headline the Week Stocks continued moving higher this week, with the Dow gaining 0.8% while the S&P 500 added 1.4%. On Wednesday, stronger than expected economic growth numbers were released. Growth in the second quarter … Continue reading
Stocks reversed a two week losing streak, but risks remain. For the 10th consecutive week, investors have pulled money out of stock mutual funds. Over that period, $30 billion has left the equity markets through mutual fund redemptions. With so … Continue reading
Is Trump Tax Agenda Still Possible? Stocks declined for the second straight week. This is the first time we’ve had consecutive down weeks since May. For the week, the Dow declined 0.8% while the S&P 500 was down 0.6%. All … Continue reading
Volatility is Back on Geopolitical News Stocks declined this week, largely driven by concerns around the North Korea situation. President Trump appeared to draw a firm line in the sand about preemptively attacking North Korea only to have Kim Jong … Continue reading
Stocks continued climbing higher this week with the Dow index exceeding 22k for the first time ever. Boeing was the largest driver of the index, adding ~35% of the 1,000 points between 21k and 22k. The Dow index is a … Continue reading
The S&P 500 reached new record highs this week before pulling back slightly today. The Dow was pulled lower on the week by disappointing earnings reports from Goldman Sachs and IBM. Numerous large companies reported earnings this week including Microsoft, … Continue reading
Stocks rallied this week following comments from Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen that we might not see additional interest rate increases this year. Markets responded very positively to the news and closed the week at all-time highs. For the week, the … Continue reading