Rates & Record Highs

The stock market rocketed to new record highs after the latest FederalReserve meeting.1 Will markets continue to rise? Will stocks take a dive after the recent record highs? What could the Baltimore bridge collapse mean for the economy? Let’s discuss. Why are stocks on such a tear? Despite some bumps

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Market Volatility- Fear & Greed

The S&P 500 broke the 5,000 level recently for the first time in history as investors embraced euphoria and rallied.1 And then tumbled as investors got jittery.2 Then yo-yo’d a bit more. Fear and greed are the two halves of the investor psychology coin. When investors are feeling greedy and

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S&P 500 Bull Market

It’s official. The bear market is behind us. The S&P 500 finally hit a new record for thefirst time since 2022. And then notched multiple higher highs in the days thatfollowed.1 That means it has passed the final bar to formalizethe bull market in stocks that started after the October

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Inflation Risk

As we kick off 2024, the latest data is raising some concerns about inflation. Let’s dive into some data and take a look.   Inflation is still one of the biggest risk factors we’re watching this year. Here’s why. While inflation is still well below its 2022 peak, the data

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2023 in Review

How did 2023 go for you? Let’s take a moment to review some of the year’s major market and economic trends. (Before I sign off, I’ll also pass along a few thoughts about what 2024 could have in store.) AI became a major tech trend1 After ChatGPT launched in late

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Cutting through the Noise

Quick question: What do you usually find yourself reading? News summaries, headlines, and quick bits to keep yourself updated? Or longer reads like books and articles? We’re ever more inundated with information that’s eager to capture our attention. We click because we want to stay up to speed and avoid

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2024 Contribution Limits

As we approach 2024, it’s essential to prepare for the financial changes that come with it. One critical aspect of financial planning is understanding the annual contribution limits for various accounts, as these limits can significantly impact your ability to save and invest for the future. In this article, we’ll

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Looking ahead to a Home Purchase?

High rates convincing you to stay put as long as possible? With mortgage rates pushing above 7%, you might think a reasonable mortgage is out of reach. I’ve got some not-so-great news for you. Current rates aren’t actually that high, historically speaking.  They just look high because we’ve gotten used

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Markets & Fiscal Drama

What’s going on with markets? Why does the federal government keep getting into fiscal fights? A lot is going on, so let’s discuss. Why did markets melt down? A combination of things. Some negative news about home sales and consumer confidence created fresh concerns about the state of the economy.1

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