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Corporate America Impresses

On February 24, 2020, Posted by , In Weekly Market Commentary, With No Comments

Corporate America impressed us this earnings season. Though S&P 500 Index companies have generated only 1–2% earnings growth compared with the year-ago quarter, we consider this an excellent result given the challenges companies faced in late 2019. The challenges have not let up in 2020, however, with significant disruptions for…

Weekly Bottom Line

On February 21, 2020, Posted by , In Weekly Bottom Line, With No Comments

COVID-19 continues to pose challenges for China’s economy as well as global manufacturing supply chains. Factories have been slow to open as quarantines keep workers at home. While the situation on the ground appears to be improving, global supply chains are starting to feel the impact. Some multinationals have already…

Wes Johnson on NPR: “To Fear or Not to Fear” New Stock Market Highs

On November 26, 2019, Posted by , In Radio Interviews,Wes Johnson CFP®, With No Comments

The stock market’s recent all-time highs have some folks seeing a warning sign while others see a green light to invest in the markets. In this interview, Wes Johnson, CFP® discusses if new stock market highs should be feared or embraced. Click the link below to listen to the replay….

ACT Advisors Welcomes Senior Credit Union Executive Consultant James Gowan

On October 22, 2019, Posted by , In Announcements, With No Comments


Don’t be worried! Have a plan.

On October 15, 2019, Posted by , In Doug English CFP®,Videos, With No Comments

Is market uncertainty making you worried? Check out what Doug English, CFP® has to say about what you can do to ease your anxiety.

In Case of Emergency: Essential Documents to Take with You

On September 3, 2019, Posted by , In Articles, With No Comments

Hurricanes, fires, storm surges and other emergencies may make it necessary for you to evacuate your home. First and foremost, the priority in an emergency should be the safety of you and your family. Tracking down important documents (like insurance policies) shouldn’t delay leaving quickly and safely. Ideally, you should…

A Fed Rate Cut and the Economy

On August 20, 2019, Posted by , In Articles,Doug English CFP®, With No Comments

This summer has been interesting. Thus far, temperatures have been at a maximum for much of the country, while typical summer storms have been at a minimum. A parallel can be drawn for the financial markets: Major stock indexes are hovering near record levels, while other asset classes like bonds…

Doug English on NPR: Are Stocks Peaking Again?

On August 6, 2019, Posted by , In Doug English,Radio Interviews, With No Comments

2019 has been an exceptional year for the stock market, but what’s next? Doug English, CFP® discusses his thoughts on this past year and what might be next for the economy. Click the link below to listen to the replay. “We have been surprised and delighted with the scale of…

Fed’s Course Correction

On July 30, 2019, Posted by , In Weekly Economic Commentary, With No Comments

The Federal Reserve (Fed) completed its U-turn in policy last week. Policymakers announced a 25-basis point (0.25%) rate cut July 31, its first in 10 years. If you are having trouble viewing the Weekly Economic Commentary below, please click here. Looking for last week’s edition? Please click here.

Longest Economic Expansion Ever

On July 9, 2019, Posted by , In Articles, With No Comments

Happy Birthday, United States of America! As we celebrate our nation’s birthday, U.S. leadership on the world stage remains in focus. We received good news on the global trade front from the recent G20 Summit in Japan. President Trump and China’s President Xi agreed to a trade truce, clearing the…