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Weekly Bottom Line

On January 20, 2021, Posted by , In Weekly Bottom Line, With No Comments

President-elect Biden unveiled a proposal for a new relief package last week. The $1.9 trillion plan includes additional one-time stimulus checks, unemployment benefit supplements and funding for state and local governments. Additional fiscal support will help bolster a faltering economy. Initial jobless claims rose to levels not seen since last…

Earnings Recession Is Likely Over

On January 20, 2021, Posted by , In Weekly Market Commentary, With No Comments

This earnings season likely will be the last of the earnings recession. After year-over-year declines in the first three quarters of 2020, the fourth quarter likely will make it four in a row. Looking ahead, earnings are likely to grow solidly in the first quarter 2021 and throughout the year,…

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

On October 22, 2020, 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….

Wes Johnson on NPR: Is the Stock Market Predicting a Good Economy Ahead?

On August 26, 2020, Posted by , In Radio Interviews,Wes Johnson CFP®, With No Comments

You’ve probably noticed that since the pandemic hit and drove the stock market into a steep decline, it has rebounded significantly. The tech-heavy NASDAQ, in particular. Yet the economy is far from where it was pre-COVID. The stock market has a history of being a leading economic indicator. Is that…

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….