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Monday, April 15, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks broke out of a narrow range on Friday following news that two major banks grew their bottom line in the first quarter. For the week, the S&P 500 rose 0.79%; the Nasdaq Composite, 0.91%. The Dow Jones...

 

Monday, April 8, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks just posted their second straight weekly gain. Investors were encouraged by the latest jobs report and new signs of progress on a U.S.-China trade deal. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 1.17% in...

 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Raise your hand if you LOVE doing your taxes. Raise your hand if you LOVE paying your taxes. If you raised your hand, skip this Educational Update. If not, you will want to find out how you can legally "take it to the man" and possibly...

 

Monday, April 1, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks ended last week higher as volatility slowed, completing their best quarter since 2009. A Friday tweet from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin encouraged investors, referring to "constructive" discussions...

 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

THE WIZARD OF OZ Last Friday, the yield curve inverted and the stock market responded by running around with its hair on fire! Time to turn to our friends a First Trust. I was looking for their take on the yield curve, and they posted...

 

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Monday, March 25, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Friday, the yield of the 3-month Treasury bill exceeded the yield of the 10-year Treasury note for the first time in 12 years. For some analysts, this "inverted yield curve" may imply a short-term lessening of...

 

Monday, March 18, 2019

The Week on Wall Street The big story last week was the sudden grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 passenger jets in dozens of countries. The financial effects of this ban could potentially impact the airline industry and segments of...

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

TEN YEARS AGO…. Have you been following the financial news? It can all be depressing. Yesterday, I was reading an article from First Trust that provides a shocking counterpoint to the news. We all need to get out of the weeds,...

 

Monday, March 11, 2019

The Week on Wall Street As in February, investors spent most of the first full trading week of March hoping for new details in U.S.-China trade negotiations. While they waited, stock benchmarks drifted downward. From Monday's open to...

 

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks rallied last week as optimism about a potential U.S.-China trade deal grew. The S&P 500 advanced 0.80% during the 4-day trading week to 2,792.67. The Nasdaq Composite improved 0.86% to 7,527.54, and the...

 

Monday, January 7, 2019

U.S. markets experienced more wild sessions last week before ending in positive territory as the recent turbulence continued. In fact, we are currently in the middle of some of the most volatile market performance in more than eight...

 

Monday, December 24, 2018

Last week, domestic markets had some of their worst performance in 10 years.[1] The S&P 500 lost 7.05%, the Dow declined 6.87%, and the NASDAQ dropped 8.36%. All three indexes have now lost at least 8% in 2018.[2] On Friday, December...

 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Markets went for another wild ride last week, as major domestic indexes swung back and forth. By Friday, December 7, markets had posted their worst weekly performance since March - and the S&P 500 and Dow both moved into negative...

 

Monday, December 3, 2018

U.S. markets ended a volatile month on a high note Friday. All three major indices posted impressive increases for the week, buoyed by news from the Fed Reserve and international trade.[1] The S&P 500 jumped 4.85%, and the NASDAQ...

 

Monday, November 26, 2018

Last week was a tough one for markets. The S&P 500 dropped 3.79% and experienced its worst results during a Thanksgiving week since 1939.[1] While the index officially entered correction territory on Friday, it closed 10.2% below its...

 

Monday, November 19, 2018

Markets experienced more volatility last week, as perspectives on trade, tech, and retail pulled investor sentiment back and forth. Although domestic indexes were up on Friday, November 16, they still posted losses for the week.[1] In...

 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Last week, markets experienced a 4-day winning streak before dropping on Friday, November 9. Despite those losses, domestic indexes posted gains for the week.[1] The S&P 500 increased 2.13%, the Dow added 2.84%, and the NASDAQ was up 0...

 

Friday, October 20, 2017

I was looking over a recent article in FORTUNE about what Congress could do to make your 401k better. Of course, waiting around for Congress to do something that would actually improve 401k plans is often a practice in futility. The...

 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

If you have an IRA or an Ohio company 401(k), you should be aware of the new U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule that is effective as of Friday, June 9, 2017. This new rule establishes a higher standard of care for...

 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Return of Volatility Last week’s equity swoon reminds us that market downdrafts can come fast and furious and can last an indeterminate amount of time. With increased market volatility, it doesn't matter if the cause is domestic...

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The other day I came across an article in the Wall Street Journal, and it got me to thinking (again) about Target Date Funds and 401k plans. These funds seem like the perfect answer to how one should invest their 401k account....

 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Ok, I’m old! Bear with me while I reminisce about the good ol’ days. (Back then we called them “These Trying Times” but I digress…) When I was starting out with my career, most people I knew, including...