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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.

Earnings May See Better Days Ahead

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

Corporate earnings growth has ground to a halt, but we think better times lie ahead. While tariffs and ongoing trade uncertainty could delay improvement, we remain optimistic that some progress on trade will be forthcoming and earnings growth could pick up over the coming quarters. Corporate America is unlikely to…

10-11-19 Weekly Bottom Line

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

CPI report – the only key data release last week – confirmed that inflation remained tame in September. Both headline and core inflation registered a muted 0.1% increase on the month, leaving the readings flat on a year-over-year basis. Meanwhile, the JOLTs survey showed that worker demand had softened over…

Fall 2019 Newsletter: Meet Wes’ new rescue dog, George!

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

There’s nothing quite like the excitement and joy of bringing home a new puppy. ACT Advisor, Wes Johnson recently added a new member to his family – George the Coonhound – and we got the inside scoop on all the details.

Fall 2019 Newsletter: Creativity Abounds with ACT Clients

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

Here at ACT Advisors, we are lucky to count among our clients some very talented artists and craftspeople. From the canvas, to the woodshop to the kiln, they create pieces of art that amaze the eyes and speak to the heart. We asked some of them to share a piece…

Fall 2019 Newsletter: Over 70.5 with an IRA? Make Sure You Take Care of This Before Year End

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

Have You Taken Your Required Minimum Distribution? We know it isn’t even winter yet, but don’t wait until the last minute to take your RMD. If you are over 70.5 years old or are the owner of an inherited IRA, you are required to take a minimum distribution before December…

Fall 2019 Newsletter: Equities Lead the Expansion

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

The overall U.S. economic picture has supported continued expansion. Modest inflationary pressures helped boost demand and support corporate profit margins in the first quarter, and the Fed’s earlier decision to pause rate hikes boosted sentiment and increased demand for equities. Market technicals provided support for stocks’ rebound earlier this year,…

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…