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In an effort to improve our communication and service, we hope that you find our blog informative and entertaining. These short, breezy posts will  keep you up-to-date on the markets, as well as on some other interesting, but not necessarily market-related, information.  Check back frequently so that you don’t miss any of these posts! 

 

Monday, July 24, 2023

Stocks moved to the rhythm of earnings season last week, initially rising on positive earnings surprises and faltering later in the week on key earnings disappointments. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.08%, while the...

 

Friday, March 10, 2023

SECURE Act 2.0: An OverviewIn the final days of 2022, Congress passed a new set of retirement rules designed to facilitate contribution to retirement plans and access to those funds earmarked for retirement.The law is called SECURE 2.0...

 

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Stubborn doesn’t seem like a strong enough word, but that’s how Fed officials are describing inflation. Inflation's “stubbornness” has been on full display in recent weeks: First, the Producer Price Index (PPI) showed that costs remain hig

 

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

A comprehensive sell-off on Friday following comments by Fed Chair Jerome Powell drove stocks to losses for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 4.22%, while the Standard & Poor's 500 dropped 4.04%. The Nasdaq Composite...

 

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Undaunted by another Fed rate hike and news of a contracting economy, the stock market rallied last week on better-than-expected corporate earnings.The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 2.97%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500...

 

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Monday, July 11, 2022

It’s natural to think “defense” during a bearish market season. But why not mix in some “offense” with your defense? Here are three moves we can discuss together that may be helpful during the current...

 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Stocks moved lower last week as recession fears deepened following a Fed hike in interest rates and weak economic data.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.79%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped 5.79%. The Nasdaq...

 

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Stocks posted solid gains for the week, buoyed by the release of Fed meeting minutes and upbeat earnings from mid-size and discount retailers.The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 6.24%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 advanced...

 

Thursday, May 19, 2022

May is a month to celebrate the older Americans in our country and honor their lives and the accomplishments they still have ahead of them.

 

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Wages and Consumer Demand For the 12 months ended in March, average hourly earnings increased 5.6% — not enough to keep up with inflation but enough to blunt some of the effects. Lower-paid service workers received higher...

 

Thursday, April 21, 2022