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Key Week for the Bottoming Process

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

Last week, we revised our economic and market forecasts as the war against the COVID-19 pandemic wages on. We are likely in recession now, though we won’t know that for sure until more timely data is released. What is clear, however, is stocks have priced in a recession. We offer…

Weekly Bottom Line

On March 24, 2020, Posted by , In Weekly Bottom Line, With No Comments

Markets continued to see losses last week as the COVID-19 outbreak intensified. Investors made a dash for cash, resulting in tightening financial conditions. The Fed reacted quickly, cutting the target range of the federal funds rate by a full percentage point to 0% to 0.25% as well as pledging to…

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.

Winter 2019 Newsletter: Season’s Greetings from ACT Advisors!

On December 1, 2019, Posted by , In Newsletters, With No Comments

Season’s Greetings from all of us at ACT Advisors!

Winter 2019 Newsletter: Outlook 2020

On December 1, 2019, Posted by , In Newsletters, With No Comments

Hindsight is 20/20, but finding clarity in future uncertainty can be fuzzy. 2019 has been a very rewarding year for investors. As we look forward to the year 2020 and a new decade, some key trends and market signals will be important to watch. These include progress on U.S.-China trade…

Winter 2019 Newsletter:
ACT Photo Contest – 2019 Winners and 2020 Theme

On December 1, 2019, Posted by , In Newsletters, With No Comments

This past year’s ACT Tote Bag Photo Contest theme was “Loved Ones” and we were delighted to see so many clients enjoying the company of their loved ones (along with their ACT swag)! Congratulations to our randomly-selected winners, Vijay and Shaila, who shared pictures of their trip together to Iceland….

Winter 2019 Newsletter:
ACT Advisors Community Award 2019 Recipients

On December 1, 2019, Posted by , In Newsletters, With No Comments

The end of the year marks a time when many of our clients make donations to charitable organizations that are near and dear to their hearts. Here at ACT Advisors, we’re no different. Every year we choose two local nonprofit organizations making a positive impact on the lives of people…