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Weekly Bottom Line

On August 4, 2020, Posted by , In Weekly Bottom Line, With No Comments

Real GDP fell by an historic 9.6% in the second quarter (32.9% annualized), led by declines in spending on services as the economy locked down in March and April. The fall was deep but short. Spending rebounded in both May and June. Consumer spending rose 5.2% in June, with all…

Calendar Concerns and Gold Gains

On August 4, 2020, Posted by , In Weekly Market Commentary, With No Comments

Real-time economic data continues to show a slowdown, at the same time we’re entering two months of the year that historically have been troublesome for stocks. Meanwhile, gold is breaking out to new all-time highs, confusing many as to what it all means. Stocks are likely due for a breather,…

Summer Newsletter: Behind the Scenes at Our New Location

On July 8, 2020, Posted by , In Newsletters, With No Comments

We are so excited to be settling into our new location in downtown Asheville! We are looking forward to a time when we can give you an in-person tour. Until then, we hope you enjoy these behind-the-scenes pics.

Summer Newsletter: Congratulations Maris!
Graduating During COVID-19

On July 8, 2020, Posted by , In Newsletters, With No Comments

Maris English joined ACT Advisors part-time in March of 2020 when Asheville High School moved to online classes. During her short time here, she has done everything from coordinating the advisors’ appointments to sending out our weekly market commentary emails. Before graduation, Asheville was included on a list of the…

Summer Newsletter Thank You Healthcare Heroes
Client Spotlight: Dr. Polly Watson, MD

On July 8, 2020, Posted by , In Newsletters, With No Comments

All of us at ACT Advisors are deeply grateful to healthcare workers in these challenging times. To all of our clients who are doctors, nurses, technicians, transporters, pharmacists, and anyone who supports patient care, we thank you. Whether you are working the frontlines, researching, educating, or administering, we appreciate you…

Summer Newsletter Thank You Healthcare Heroes
Client Spotlight: Dr. Robert A. Harrington, MD

On July 8, 2020, Posted by , In Newsletters, With No Comments

All of us at ACT Advisors are deeply grateful to healthcare workers in these challenging times. To all of our clients who are doctors, nurses, technicians, transporters, pharmacists, and anyone who supports patient care, we thank you. Whether you are working the frontlines, researching, educating, or administering, we appreciate you…

Market Volatility and the Coronavirus

On February 28, 2020, Posted by , In Articles,Doug English CFP®, With No Comments

Dear Valued Clients, In these volatile markets we want you to know your ACT Advisors team is on top of what is happening with daily research calls and up to the minute technical data. We are actively looking for opportunities to advance and protect your portfolio and making plans for…

Coronavirus Impacts on the Stock Market

On February 27, 2020, Posted by , In Articles,Doug English,Recent Events, With No Comments

Monday was a tough day in the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index down more than 3% as the number of coronavirus cases reported outside of China jumped. Monday’s losses reversed all of this year’s gains so far for the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Averages….

Reminder: 2019 Contribution Deadlines

On January 13, 2020, Posted by , In Announcements, With No Comments

General guidelines for contribution deadlines for the 2019 tax year are listed below – you should check with your tax preparer before making a contribution. To  make a contribution to your IRA, contact Liz Dickinson at (828) 398-2802 or liz.dickinson@lpl.com. Traditional/Roth IRA: The deadline for IRA contributions for the 2019…

What Does the Secure Act Mean for Individual Investors?

On December 20, 2019, Posted by , In Doug English,Videos, With No Comments

Doug English, CFP®, discusses 3 provisions in the SECURE Act that impact individual retirement accounts.