Global stocks rallied sharply for the third straight week. The S&P 500 rose 1.0%. The MSCI ACWI index of global stocks rose 1.3%. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index dropped 1.7% as optimism about future economic growth pushed interest rates higher and bond prices lower.Read More
The SECURE Act is getting more press attention than retirement accounting has received in… well, probably ever, and was in the news all summer. It’s still being slowly digested by Congress but could change the landscape of retirement finance once it’s enacted.Read More
By Shawndi Purselley, CFP®, CDFA® Divorce is not a fun topic to discuss. In addition, there are no shortage of horror stories out there about how poorly they can go. While you can find many statistics online, most would agree that the divorce rate for Americans is around 40-50% and even higher (60% -73%) for subsequent marriages. I know a thing or two about this topic! I have been divorced twice and am now happily on my third marriage. Although statistics are not in our favor, I am determined to beat the odds.Read More
Financial planning for a small business gets more complicated every day. Business owners must navigate tax efficiency (and life under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act), retirement preparations for yourself and your employees, and succession planning. Get your financial plan in place today and prepare for what tomorrow brings with our guide to financial planning for small business owners.
Global stocks rallied sharply last week and erased much of the decline experienced in August. Economic news was generally in line with recent themes, and the Chinese government’s comments expressing its willingness to negotiate reassured investors.Read More
Global stocks were having a positive week until an escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China pushed the market lower Friday morning. The S&P 500 dropped 2.6% on Friday after the president indicated the U.S. would respond to additional Chinese tariffs.Read More
Volatility continued to rise last week as the markets swung sharply in both directions. Markets moved more than 1% on four days. The most impactful event was the two-year yield temporarily rising above the 10-year yield, a move that has coincided with the last seven recessions.Read More