Monday’s market selling was aggressive, closing near the day’s lows after trying to rally earlier in the trading session. Tuesday’s market open was weak and deteriorated quickly delivering another day of big declines. This is typical behavior, rapid declines after a long series of advances. Investors are dealing with the combination of elevated stock valuations […]
U.S. stocks have experienced a strong recovery in 2019 but the increase in volatility the last several months is a concern. If stock indexes can hold current gains, they will deliver solid double-digit returns for the year despite sputtering trade progress with China and political turmoil in Washington DC. While political developments can lead to […]
Volatility returned to the U.S. stock market during the second quarter of 2019. By the end of May, broad U.S. stock indexes were below levels from the start of April. The S&P 500 actually traded below its 200 day moving average before a rally kicked off in June which ultimately delivered gains for the quarter. […]
What is the biggest risk? The U.S. stock market is under pressure on concerns over US/China trade talks. Last week stocks attempted a recovery, but a breakdown in trade talks has increased selling pressure this week. Given the circumstances, U.S. stocks have held up well. The topic is not new; the market has had time […]
Stock and bond market performance has been more volatile in 2018. After an amazing run in 2017 stocks have become more sensitive to interest rate hikes and potential disruptions in global trade because of ongoing trade negotiations by the Trump administration. Bonds too have seen an increase in volatility as the Federal Reserve increases the […]
After an outstanding 15-month stock market advance, last week stocks experienced a significant pullback. The S&P 500 declined 3.9% but all three major U.S. stock indexes remain in positive territory so far in 2018. After outstanding performance in 2017, U.S. stocks started 2018 on an even more accelerated run with the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]
Today’s fasted pace world can make it difficult to keep track of all your financial information. You might want to know your current mortgage balance and when it will be paid off. Or your Net Worth and what retirement cash flows it is projected to generate. There are many important questions I help wealth builders answer with […]
New demands for processing power from artificial intelligence and machine learning applications may be changing the cyclical nature of the semiconductor market, a welcome development from this promising industry. In this video I provide an example of how innovation is providing new investment opportunities.
It’s not uncommon to find you have fallen behind in your retirement saving. Fortunately, there may still be time to make changes. This article does a nice job of pointing out several steps you can take in the years before retirement to better prepare for this life transition.