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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…

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…

Signals We See in Q1 2019 Results

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

April brings showers, baseball, and historically, the best month of the year for the S&P 500 Index (for the last 20 years). On top of that, the S&P 500 had its best first quarter since 1998, and in March we celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the current bull market. Although…

Stocks Warm Up in January

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

Most of the country might still be in the throes of the winter, but after extreme cold throughout many parts of the United States, thankfully the weather has warmed up. Stocks followed a similar path, warming up in January after a chilling December. Since the lows in December, the market…

Recapping the Latest Earnings & GDP Reports

On August 7, 2018, Posted by , In Articles, With No Comments

As we look back on the month of July, the standout stories for the summer so far have been strong U.S. economic growth and surging corporate profits. Although tariffs continue to grab headlines and may raise investor concern, it doesn’t seem that they will have a meaningful impact on second…

Volatility During Healthy Markets

On February 6, 2018, Posted by , In Articles, With No Comments

After more than 18 months of nearly uninterrupted advances, the U.S. equity markets started declining last week, with a large sell-off on February 5, 2018. Although it is always difficult to endure these declines when they’re occurring, it’s important to focus on the underlying fundamentals of the economy and the…

Lost Money Found: Going Above and Beyond for Our Clients

On November 21, 2016, Posted by , In Articles, With No Comments

Over the years, the advisors and team at ACT Advisors have employed some very creative methods to help our clients navigate unfamiliar situations and facilitate relationships. We aim to help protect our clients, to save them money and time, and to improve happiness by providing a level of support that…

Midyear Outlook 2016: A Vote of Confidence

On July 26, 2016, Posted by , In Articles,Doug English CFP®, With No Comments

   

Market and Economic Outlook: Embrace the Routine in 2016

On January 5, 2016, Posted by , In Articles,Doug English CFP®, With No Comments