Understanding the Impact of the Government Shutdown Rating agency Standard and Poor’s estimates the overall impact from the partial government shutdown could shave a modest $1.2 billion off the $19 trillion U.S. economy for each week the...Read more
Market Correction vs. Bear Market
Market Correction vs. Bear Market October 2018 was a spooky month. The S&P 500 Index once again entered correction territory as it declined -10% from its peak during the summer. The continued pattern of declines again raises the question: Is...Read more
Why Isn’t My Portfolio Keeping up with the Stock Market?
Why Isn’t My Portfolio Keeping up with the Stock Market? As the S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) reached record highs through the third quarter of this year, many investors are asking: “Why isn’t my portfolio...Read more
Raging or Aging Bull?
Raging or Aging Bull? This week marks the longest bull market in history as measured by the S&P 500 index. The U.S. economy remains quite strong. Coupled with strong corporate earnings, this economic strength continues to support the case for...Read more
Economic Impacts of the Tariffs
Economic Impacts of the Tariffs Trade war anxiety plagued the markets once again this week and made stock investors nervous. The S&P 500® Index fell after the Trump administration threatened restrictions on Chinese investment in U.S...Read more