Finances In The News

For all the fire and fury, what actually happened this financial week?

August 8, 2019

If you were gone for the financial week on vacation, you might look at the S&P 500 and think that it was a quiet week in the market. The index is pretty much exactly where it was on Friday August 2. But did you know that the Dow Industrials were down over 750 points on…

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It Happened! The Fed Cut Rates & Increased Volatility

August 2, 2019

This week brought volatility to market performance we expected might happen. You can hear our thoughts for why we believed the Fed would cut rates. The Fed did announce a drop of rates by .25%. This was largely expected by the market as well and already priced into stocks. If this was expected why has…

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Could The Market Move Even Higher?

July 26, 2019

The market has been moving higher for the last ten years! Today marked another new high. So can it continue this pace of growth ahead? Here are a few things to consider as you consider whether your investments need a reallocation. Presidential Election in 2020 Next year we have a Presidential election. We are just…

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Earnings Season Has Started. And There’s Mixed Financial Results…

July 19, 2019

Over the past week, earnings season started! Right now we are watching to see if companies performed better than expected or reported less earnings per share than expected. Do you ever look back at the results of a project you’ve been working on to see how it performed? This is what we get to do with every…

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The S&P 500 Hit 3000! What Comes First: Trade, The Fed, Interest Rates, or Yourself?

July 10, 2019

The S&P 500 hit 3000. Did you miss it this week? After news from Fed Chairman Powell the market rallied slightly to reach a new all-time high. We aren’t certain of whether the Fed will lower rates as the market hopes. Will it be by a full 1% when they do or just half of…

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Summer School

June 14, 2019

Summer School School is out for the year and your summer fun has probably already started! Remember before school ended that the teachers were telling you to keep reading or practicing something over the summer? There are statistics that show how important it is for kids to continue reading every day even during the summer…

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