New Year Starts With Record Highs

The first trading week of 2017 is over, and during this time, all three major domestic indexes hit record highs. The DOW reached 19,999.63 in intra-day trading on Friday, January 6 – just 0.37 away from achieving 20,000 for the first time. [1] On the same day, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ both closed at […]

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Teaching Kids About Money

Most parents know the importance of teaching children to read at an early age. However, they are often laidback when it comes to teaching them about money. Allianz SE Munich, Dec 27, 2016   Sometimes, parents are reluctant to talk to their children about “financial matters”. That’s unfortunate. For one, if they aren’t talking about […]

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Stocks Up, Fed Increase Likely


For the second straight week, the major domestic indexes all ended in positive territory: The S&P 500 was up 0.81%, the Dow increased 0.11%, and the NASDAQ added 1.61%. 1 While American indexes performed well, MSCI EAFE’s international equities declined 1.58%. 2 With the long, drawn-out presidential election behind us, investors are beginning to look […]

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A Week of Surprises

Last Tuesday, many Americans watched in great surprise as Donald Trump won our presidential election. Just that day, the New York Times had placed Hillary Clinton’s odds of winning at 85%, 1 based on a range of state and national polls. But, like the Brexit vote this past June, 2016 seems to be the year […]

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The True Cost of Life Insurance

Are you questioning whether or not you need life insurance? Here is an article that explains the importance of saving a dollar a day to be proactive and budget for life insurance for you.   The True Cost of Life Insurance   If you have any questions about what life insurance coverage plan is right […]

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Stocks Surge on August Jobs Miss

After losing steam the previous week, stocks rose last week as investors cheered a weak jobs report and the declining probability of a September interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.50%, the Dow grew 0.52%, the NASDAQ added 0.59%, and the MSCI EAFE grew 0.44%. 1 The […]

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S&P 500 at New High After Jobs Blowout

Stocks bounced last week, ending sharply higher after a better-than-expected jobs report. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.43%, the Dow rose 0.60%, the NASDAQ added 1.14%, but the MSCI EAFE lost 1.41%. 1 Among last week’s major events was a shockingly good July jobs report. Last month, the economy added 255,000 new jobs, […]

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