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What's going on in the markets? What could effect your portfolio in the upcoming days or months? Here is where we will post what our analysts are telling us.

 

Friday, July 5, 2019

In this Q2 recap: stocks rise, fall, and then soar, as the Federal Reserve shifts its thinking and new chapters unfold in the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute. Quarterly Economic Update THE QUARTER IN BRIEF The S&P 500 certainly...

 

Monday, April 8, 2019

In this Q1 recap: the Federal Reserve alters its outlook, the truce in the trade dispute holds, the real estate market strengthens, and stocks make an impressive comeback from Q4, even as growth concerns mount. Quarterly Economic...

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

In this month’s recap: the Federal Reserve sees no rate hikes in 2019, investors watch Treasury yields with interest, hiring suddenly weakens, home sales pick up, and the price of oil tops $60. Monthly Economic Update April 2019...

 

Monday, March 4, 2019

In this month’s recap: domestic and foreign shares (and many commodities) advance, as two major investor anxieties ease for the moment. Monthly Economic Update THE MONTH IN BRIEF You could say that Wall Street breathed a...

 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

In this Q4 recap: waves of volatility hit Wall Street, trade pacts and disputes make headlines, oil takes a plunge, and the economy continues to perform well. Quarterly Economic Update A review of Q4 2018, Presented by DKG Financial...

 

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Your Diversified Portfolio vs. the S&P 500 How global returns and proper diversification are affecting overall returns. “Why is my portfolio underperforming the market?” This question may be on your mind. It is a question...

 

Monday, May 7, 2018

­ WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Humor is also a way of saying something serious.” - T.S. Eliot WEEKLY TIP Remember that there are two kinds of 529 plans: the prepaid tuition plan and the college savings plan. A...

 

Monday, April 30, 2018

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “I never thought a man should make money off his friends.” - Lloyd Anderson WEEKLY TIP Freddie Mac takes weekly surveys of mortgage rates, but the mortgage market is not frozen between...

 

Monday, April 23, 2018

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” - William Faulkner WEEKLY TIP If you are a single parent, prioritize...

 

Monday, April 16, 2018

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Truth burns up error.” - Sojourner Truth WEEKLY TIP As your career in the medical, legal, or tech sector progresses, you may build significant wealth, and you may need more than just...

 

Monday, April 9, 2018

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.” - Agnes de Mille WEEKLY TIP If you are divorcing, be sure to call the card issuers...

 

Monday, April 2, 2018

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Silence is more musical than any song.” - Christina Rossetti WEEKLY TIP About to start a business? Then be sure to file the correct forms with state government. Get in touch with your...

 

Monday, March 26, 2018

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.” - Will Durant WEEKLY TIP If it feels like your federal student loan debt is holding you back from saving enough for...

 

Monday, March 19, 2018

­ WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.” - John Stuart Mill WEEKLY TIP Are you worried that long-term care expenses might eat up your...

 

Monday, March 12, 2018

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Focusing is about saying no.” - Steve Jobs WEEKLY TIP Small business budgeting includes defining your risks. As a first step, detail your monthly, guaranteed income and expenses to help...

 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Weekly Economic Update WEEKLY QUOTE “Prejudice is the child of ignorance.” - William Hazlitt WEEKLY TIP If you are on the verge of retiring, you may want to defer some income until you do retire (and presumably find...

 

Monday, February 26, 2018

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.” - Socrates WEEKLY TIP Thinking of going into business? Most new firms are sole proprietorships, but with the recent federal tax...

 

Monday, February 19, 2018

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” - Mark Twain WEEKLY TIP If at all possible, avoid taking a loan from your workplace retirement plan. If you...

 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Click here to download MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE MONTHLY QUOTE “Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.” - Benjamin Disraeli MONTHLY TIP Personal finance apps have come a long way....

 

Monday, February 12, 2018

­ WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them.” - Adlai Stevenson WEEKLY TIP Risk and reward go hand in hand when investing. For that reason, it is crucial to define...

 

Monday, February 12, 2018

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them.” - Adlai Stevenson WEEKLY TIP Risk and reward go hand in hand when investing. For that reason, it is crucial to define your...

 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Click here to download This is Just a Correction… Last year US stock markets experienced the least volatile year on record, hitting new highs seemingly every day. Then came the tax reform bill to end 2017, and a huge January...

 

Monday, February 5, 2018

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “There are no speed limits on the road to excellence.” - David W. Johnson WEEKLY TIP Smart households invest with diversification. They recognize that directing most of their invested...

 

Monday, January 29, 2018

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” - Aristotle WEEKLY TIP Before accepting a job offer, ask what maternity, paid leave, and...

 

Monday, January 22, 2018

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” - Okakura Kakuzo WEEKLY TIP If you introduce new equipment to your company, bear in mind that your firm’s...

 

Monday, January 15, 2018

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” - Mark Twain WEEKLY TIP If your business is growing, make sure that its outstanding invoices do not grow in...

 

Monday, January 8, 2018

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; whatever you want, be sure that is what you want; whatever you feel, be sure that is what you feel.” - T.S. Eliot WEEKLY TIP Retiring...

 

Monday, January 1, 2018

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “We are not entitled to our opinions; we are entitled to our informed opinions. Without research, without background, without understanding, it’s nothing.” - Harlan Ellison WEEKLY...

 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

­ WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” - Teddy Roosevelt WEEKLY TIP Under 30? Now is the time to automate your saving and investing, so you can take advantage of...

 

Monday, December 18, 2017

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” - Lady Bird Johnson WEEKLY TIP New baby on the way? Make sure to add your child to your health insurance plan within 30 days...

 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Click to download a PDF version MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE MONTHLY QUOTE “Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” - Malcolm Forbes MONTHLY TIP Are you building an emergency fund? Consider...

 

Monday, December 4, 2017

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “My father used to say, ‘Let them see you and not the suit.’” - Cary Grant WEEKLY TIP Did you just get a great business idea? If you have a product or service offering that...

 

Monday, November 27, 2017

­ WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” - Edith Wharton WEEKLY TIP Some investors play a guessing game: they watch Wall Street and...

 

Monday, November 20, 2017

­ WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Humor is just another defense against the universe.” - Mel Brooks WEEKLY TIP The classic way to balance a household budget is to reduce expenses. But what about earning more...

 

Monday, November 13, 2017

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.” - Harry S. Truman WEEKLY TIP You may know a young adult who is so...

 

Monday, November 6, 2017

­ WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.” - Alexandre Dumas WEEKLY TIP While many company benefits plans offer short-term disability insurance, that coverage usually...

 

Monday, October 30, 2017

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “It’s a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn’t want to hear.” - Dick Cavett WEEKLY TIP One way to save money on auto insurance premiums: raise your deductible. In some...

 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Presents: WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Too much rest is rust.” - Sir Walter Scott WEEKLY TIP Small business owners applying for home loans should know that if they own 25% or more of the voting stock of a...

 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Presents: WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.” - Thomas Moore WEEKLY TIP If you are past 50 and you...

 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Presents: WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “A man’s silence is wonderful to listen to.” - Thomas Hardy WEEKLY TIP When a grandparent, relative or friend of the family pays for a child’s medical expenses that...

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

­ WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.” - Samuel Johnson WEEKLY TIP Did you just get a raise or a promotion? Beware of lifestyle creep – the...

 

Monday, September 11, 2017

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Monday, September 11, 2017

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.” - Bonnie Friedman WEEKLY TIP Grandparents might want to look at this potential tax break: two-thirds of U.S. states offer a...

 

Monday, September 4, 2017

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.” - Eddie Rickenbacker WEEKLY TIP Has your emergency fund or checking account taken a...

 

Monday, August 28, 2017

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Knowledge is love and light and vision.” - Helen Keller WEEKLY TIP In retirement, arranging income distributions with an eye on tax efficiency could help your savings last longer....

 

Monday, August 21, 2017

­ WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “One man practicing sportsmanship is better than a hundred teaching it.” - Knute Rockne WEEKLY TIP Business owners should dedicate one hour per month to collect and sort receipts....

 

Monday, August 14, 2017

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.” - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. WEEKLY TIP The investment markets experience cycles, and the major indices inevitably...

 

Monday, August 7, 2017

­ WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.” - Sydney Smith WEEKLY TIP If you are in your...

 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE MONTHLY QUOTE “Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” - John Updike MONTHLY TIP Are you staying on top of your receipts? Now, not next April, is the...

 

Monday, July 31, 2017

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug.” - John Lithgow WEEKLY TIP Are you short on retirement savings? One response may be to work longer. Even part-time work could lessen...

 

Monday, July 24, 2017

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.” - Cicero WEEKLY TIP Business owners can waste hours chasing late payments. If you have clients or customers who constantly pay late, ask...

 

Monday, July 17, 2017

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Competition is a painful thing, but it produces great results.” - Jerry Flint WEEKLY TIP Disability insurance can help to protect your income if you are too sick or hurt to work. If...

 

Monday, July 10, 2017

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.” - Bruce Lee WEEKLY TIP Many life and auto insurance policies offer the buyer the option to pay premiums on a...

 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Click to download MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE MONTHLY QUOTE “Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.” - Wilma Rudolph...

 

Monday, July 3, 2017

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE “Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.” - Jane Goodall

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

May was another good month for stocks. The S&P 500 gained more than 1%, putting its YTD advance above 7.7%. While the housing market showed some spring weakness, hiring bounced back and most other important economic indicators did not...

 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

In April, investors kept one eye on impressive corporate earnings and another on geopolitical developments in Asia and Europe. Earnings ultimately drew the most attention – the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose more than 1% for...

 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Stocks went sideways rather than north in March, with the S&P 500 losing just 0.04%. The Federal Reserve made another quarter-point interest rate move, and overseas, the United Kingdom initiated Brexit proceedings. While new data...

 

Monday, March 6, 2017

February was a great month for stocks and a historic month for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The blue chips closed at record highs for 12 straight trading sessions, a feat unmatched for 30 years. The S&P 500 gained 3.72% for the...

 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Stocks advanced again in January. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 20,000 for the first time, and the S&P 500 gained 1.79% on the month. Monthly Economic Update

 

Monday, January 9, 2017

While the Dow Jones Industrial Average did not top 20,000 in December, it did advance nicely, gaining 3.34%. The Federal Reserve took its interest rate target to 0.50-0.75%...Click to read more