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11-02-18 Weekly Bottom Line

On November 6, 2018, Posted by , In Weekly Bottom Line, With No Comments

The U.S. labor market continues to impress – churning out jobs like nobody’s business (+250k), keeping the unemployment rate near record lows (3.7%), drawing people into the labor force (participation rate up +0.2 percentage points), and pushing up wages to boot (3.1% year-on-year – the highest since 2009). The fly…

3 Questions to Answer Before Signing Up for Your Deferred Compensation Plan

On October 30, 2018, Posted by , In Doug English CFP®,Videos, With No Comments

Doug English, CFP ®, discusses what important questions you should be sure to answer before signing up for your deferred compensation plan for 2019. Learn more by using the form below to schedule an appointment with Doug. Contact Us Please feel free to contact us any time with questions, or…

How to Decide How Much to Contribute to your 2019 Deferred Compensation Plan

On October 30, 2018, Posted by , In Doug English CFP®,Videos, With No Comments

Doug English, CFP® at ACT Advisors discusses deferred compensation plans and how to decide how much to contribute to yours. Use the contact form below to schedule your appointment with Doug. Contact Us Please feel free to contact us any time with questions, or to request more information.   The…

How to Decide How to Invest your Deferred Compensation Plan

On October 30, 2018, Posted by , In Doug English CFP®,Videos, With No Comments

Doug English, CFP® at ACT Advisors discusses deferred compensation plans and how to decide how to invest yours. Contact Us Please feel free to contact us any time with questions, or to request more information.   The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not…

The Yield Curve is Flattening: Does this mean we’re headed for Recession?

On October 30, 2018, Posted by , In Doug English CFP®,Videos, With No Comments

Another Tough Week

On October 30, 2018, Posted by , In Weekly Market Commentary, With No Comments

It was another tough week for stocks. The S&P 500 Index was down just shy of 4% last week, briefly dipping intraday into correction territory (more than 10% off the all-time high) and putting October on track to be the weakest month for stocks since the financial crisis. Concern about…

Focusing on Fundamentals

On October 30, 2018, Posted by , In Weekly Economic Commentary, With No Comments

Financial markets have had the roughest October in years as investors have grown wary over future corporate profits and the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) monetary policy plans. Even as markets fluctuate, we encourage investors to focus on the fundamentals. We remain optimistic on the U.S. economy, and we believe that continued…

10-26-18 Weekly Bottom Line

On October 30, 2018, Posted by , In Weekly Bottom Line, With No Comments

It was a sea of red in equity markets last week as risk off sentiment set in. As it stands, downturn in October has erased all the stock market gains from the start of the year. International developments didn’t help to lift investors’ spirits. The U.S. – China trade negotiations…

Earnings Update: So Far So Good

On October 23, 2018, Posted by , In Weekly Market Commentary, With No Comments

Earnings season off to a good start. Third quarter earnings season is rolling and, so far, results have been quite good overall, supported by strong U.S. economic growth, robust U.S. manufacturing activity, tax cuts, and big increases in energy and financials sector profits. Below we recap the results of earnings…

Third Quarter GDP Preview

On October 23, 2018, Posted by , In Weekly Economic Commentary, With No Comments

Investors’ first look at third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) will be released on Friday, October 26. Based on the economic data and projections we’ve seen, the economy grew at a moderate to strong pace in the third quarter, with the Bloomberg-surveyed economists’ consensus at 3.4%. The benefits of fiscal stimulus,…