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Stocks Warm Up in January

On February 12, 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…

The Rally Continues

On January 15, 2019, Posted by , In Weekly Market Commentary, With No Comments

The rally continues, as the S&P 500 Index gained for the seventh week out of the past eight, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Russell 2000 Index, and Nasdaq all closed higher for the eighth consecutive week. Sparking the rally this week were Washington striking a deal to avoid another…

Updates to Our Economic Forecasts

On January 15, 2019, Posted by , In Weekly Economic Commentary, With No Comments

2019 has been a busy year so far. The United States has weathered a 35-day government shutdown, global data have deteriorated further, trade headlines continue to dominate the news, and the Federal Reserve (Fed) has made a significant U-turn in monetary policy plans, all on top of the sharp market…

02-15-2019 Weekly Bottom Line

On January 15, 2019, Posted by , In Weekly Bottom Line, With No Comments

December retail sales came in significantly weaker than expected, falling 1.2% m/m, with the decline being broad-based. Consumption in Q4 is now tracking around 2.6% annualized – softer than expected, but still a pretty good showing. The retail sales report provides a weak handoff to 2019. The fact that the…

Stick to Your Financial Plan

On January 14, 2019, Posted by , In Doug English CFP®,Videos, With No Comments

When the market fluctuates, don’t let fear determine your course of action. Stick to your financial plan and listen to the facts. Take a minute to listen to Doug English, CFP® talk about the recent market activity. To learn more or schedule an appointment with Doug, visit our website at…

Tuning Out the Noise

On January 8, 2019, Posted by , In Videos, With No Comments

The right financial advisor can play a vital role in helping you tune out the media noise and focus on actions that can improve your investment outcome.

Lower Valuations Offer Long-Term Opportunity

On January 8, 2019, Posted by , In Weekly Market Commentary, With No Comments

This week, we look at stock valuations to try to gauge the potential opportunity for stocks. Amid the dizzying volatility and news cycle that investors have had to deal with lately, it can be difficult for many investors to take a step back and see beyond the daily headlines. We…

A Wild Week in Review

On January 8, 2019, Posted by , In Weekly Economic Commentary, With No Comments

Economic data has been under a microscope since the Federal Reserve (Fed) emphasized its allegiance to data dependency after raising interest rates in December. The Fed’s rate hike and Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s post-meeting press conference rhetoric spooked investors, who have been bombarded with negative headlines about trade, geopolitical squabbles,…

01-04-2019 Weekly Bottom Line

On January 8, 2019, Posted by , In Weekly Bottom Line, With No Comments

The New Year came with baggage from the old for thousands of federal employees caught in the middle of a budget tug-of-war between Congress and the White House that has led to a partial government shutdown. The volatility in stock markets continued early last week as a slew of weaker-than-expected…

2019 Market Outlook Reassurance

On January 3, 2019, Posted by , In Videos, With No Comments