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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

The stock market was relatively quiet last week, with no major news events and many investors on holiday. Let’s explore a few potential market movers we’ll be watching this month...

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Last week we saw some panic buying, pushing the stock market far above the previous week’s lows.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Stock prices bounced up and down like a yo-yo last week amidst hopes and fears of omicron dominated the stock market.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Inflation has been one of the hottest topics in 2021, both because it’s around the highest we’ve seen in 30 years and because it affects us all personally. We’re seeing higher inflation due to an enormous amount of...

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Last Friday we saw a knee jerk type of market sell-off following initial reports of the new Covid variant omicron. It was a large-scale worldwide stock market reaction which happened during Thanksgiving week when U.S. markets are...

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Last week the house passed a $1.75 trillion social policy and climate bill, of which $555 billion is dedicated to climate programs. If the senate passes this bill as well, it will be the biggest government effort to combat climate...

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

After several weeks of big stock market gains, the market saw a slight downturn last week. We recently talked about this possibility and how a small decline during a strong advance is called a consolidation. It’s possible this...

Monday, November 8, 2021

Early in October we talked about how the stock market just needed a bit of good news to climb higher, and this past week we saw a lot of good news in the eyes of the market: A good employment report on Friday (released the first Friday...

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The stock market had yet another positive week of gains to finish off a strong October performance with above-expectation corporate earnings as the main driving force. All three major U.S. stock indices (S&P 500, Nasdaq, and the Dow)...

Monday, November 1, 2021

If you’re like me creating an estate plan has been on the to-do list for years but is continuously pushed aside and replaced with more exciting and urgent tasks. Last month I was referred to an excellent lawyer and decided it was...

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The stock market saw positive gains again last week with strong corporate earnings as a major catalyst. While on the flip side, (perceived) negative stories around the fear of higher inflation have been appearing in the news frequently...

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

A couple weeks ago I mentioned how even a little good news would get the market moving upward again, and last week’s positive corporate earnings report gave the market a lift we’ve all been watching for. At the start of...

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Photograph by Raphael Kho Last week’s employment report was weak, as our economy added far fewer jobs last month than expected. Consumer spending is what drives our economy, and more employed people equals more spending, which...

Monday, October 4, 2021

Photograph by Blessings Ri September was a down month for the stock market, with a decline of 5% and the largest monthly drop since March of 2020. It was the type of drop the market often sees once or twice a year and can lead to some...

Friday, October 1, 2021

We know that the proper mix of assets reduces investment risk and volatility, but did you know one of the best ways to achieve this is through global diversification? Every year a different country has the largest stock market returns,...