Weekly Financial Market Updates

Financial Friday

Friday’s Financial Update 6-30-2017

June 30, 2017

MICHELLE SMALENBERGER, CFP® You have likely given more thought to your summer vacation plans this week than to the performance of the financial markets.  That’s because this week has been relatively quiet.   That means the market has left it to our 4th of July celebrations to provide the fireworks instead of any market headlines! Investors…

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June 16, 2017

MICHELLE SMALENBERGER, CFP® With this week’s events we are reminded again that it is important to pay attention to every investment in our portfolio, not just the current winners that are outperforming. The market just absorbed the 4th Fed rate hike announced on Wednesday.  We got another quarter point increase in interest rates by the…

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Friday’s Financial Update 6-9-2017

June 9, 2017

MICHELLE SMALENBERGER, CFP® A week of distraction can leave you questioning future direction.  Let’s sum up this week for what it means to us. Much of this week’s news regarded events that happened later in the week.  Thursday we heard the testimony of Ex-FBI Director James Comey, which consumed most of the media.  With much…

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Friday’s Financial Update 5-26-2017

May 26, 2017

MICHELLE SMALENBERGER, CFP® As we near the end of May the old theory of “Sell in May and Go Away” has been on everyone’s mind.  Some may have decided to stick it out and sell at month-end and some may have sold earlier in the month.  However, this year may not prove the best to…

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Friday’s Financial Update 5-19-2017

May 19, 2017

MICHELLE SMALENBERGER, CFP® Early in the week we saw continued growth in U.S. stocks even amidst news reports from the prior weekend that started getting louder regarding political turmoil.  The biggest story for the week was Wednesday with a pull back like we haven’t seen in a while.  This did create a buying opportunity that…

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Friday’s Financial Update 5-12-2017

May 12, 2017

WRITTEN BY: MICHELLE SMALENBERGER, CFP ® Welcome to the weekend when we can look back to review and look forward to refresh! With a week full of news that was exactly that, I thought it would be beneficial to review some leading economic indicators and how they help us look beyond the steering wheel for…

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