Weekly Market Insight: Trade Tensions Affect Stocks

Weekly Market Insight: Trade Tensions Affect Stocks The Week on Wall Street Stocks spent much of last week rebounding from a Monday drop that reflected nervousness about the U.S.-China trade fight. By Thursday’s closing bell, the S&P 500 had regained all its Monday losses – but it descended again on Friday. The three big U.S. […]

Weekly Market Insight: Fed Cuts Rates, Stocks Retreat

Weekly Market Insight: Fed Cuts Rates, Stocks Retreat The Week on Wall Street Last week, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, in line with Wall Street’s expectations. Ironically, stocks had their worst week of 2019.  The S&P 500 finished the week 3.10% lower. The Dow Jones […]

Weekly Market Insight: Stocks Descend from Recent Peaks

Weekly Market Insight: Stocks Descend from Recent Peaks The Week on Wall Street Stock benchmarks retreated during the first week of the second-quarter earnings season. As some big names shared quarterly results, investors seemed more interested in what might happen at the Federal Reserve’s upcoming policy meeting. For the week, the S&P 500 declined 1.23%. […]

Weekly Market Insight: S&P 500 Tops 3,000

Weekly Market Insight: S&P 500 Tops 3,000 The Week on Wall Street Friday, the S&P 500 settled above 3,000 for the first time, after rising 0.78% for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average chalked up a milestone of its own: the blue chips ended the week above 27,000, gaining 1.52% on the way. Additionally, […]

[VIDEO] Procrastination vs The Power of Compound Interest

[VIDEO] Procrastination vs The Power of Compound Interest Ah, procrastination….that fickle beast……..Procrastination is what I often refer to as the ultimate money killer. Let’s talk about it. When it comes to investing for your future it’s easy to find reasons to delay saving and planning, but the one friend you have on your side is […]

Weekly Market Insight: Further June Gains

Weekly Market Insight: Further June Gains The Week on Wall Street Stocks advanced for a second straight week. The S&P 500 benchmark rose 0.47%; the Nasdaq Composite, 0.70%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 0.41%. Overseas shares, as tracked by the MSCI EAFE developed markets index, added 0.20%.[i],[ii] The market seemed to put its recent preoccupation […]

Weekly Market Insight: Big Gains for the Major Indices

Weekly Market Insight: Big Gains for the Major Indices The Week on Wall Street Stocks rallied during a week in which Wall Street was buffeted by headlines. The S&P 500 rose 4.41%. The Nasdaq Composite and Dow Jones Industrial Average respectively added 3.88% and 4.71%. The MSCI EAFE index of overseas stocks improved 2.02% across […]

Weekly Market Insight: May Ends with a Retreat

Weekly Market Insight: May Ends with a Retreat The Week on Wall Street Stocks struggled during a 4-day market week as the U.S.-China trade standoff continued to weigh on the minds of market participants. From the Friday, May 24 close to the Friday, May 31 close, the S&P 500 retreated 2.62%; the Nasdaq Composite, 2.41%; […]

Weekly Market Insight: Trade Tensions Linger

Weekly Market Insight: Trade Tensions Linger The Week on Wall Street Stocks drifted lower last week as investors considered the possibility that the world’s two largest economies might take some time to resolve key trade issues. The S&P 500 retreated 1.17%; the Nasdaq Composite, 2.29%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 0.69%. The concern over trade […]

[VIDEO] Simple Steps You Can Take Now to Prepare for Retirement

[VIDEO] Simple Steps You Can Take Now to Prepare for Retirement It’s never too early or too late to start planning for retirement. When you think about it, the main goal of retirement planning is to help take the guesswork out of managing your money, so you can truly understand the big picture and make […]