Everything You Need to Know About the FDIC
Unfortunately, the sudden collapse of several large Regional banks over the last week has that boring old Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insurance back as a topic of conversation. So, we thought it might be helpful to highlight what the FDIC covers and how much… and maybe most importantly, what it does not cover. The…Read More
What Can Dow Theory Tell Us About Today’s Market?
Today, I’m going to give you one of the oldest measures of the market and economic health I know… it’s one of the originals, as a matter of fact. Dow Theory is one of the oldest techniques in market analysis and was created by Charles Dow in the 1880s, yet it’s just as relevant today…Read More
Let’s Focus On Understanding the Markets Right Now
Is recession around the corner? Will inflation spike as China reopens? Will the Fed stop raising rates in ‘23? We can talk all day about what might happen. And sure, it’s reasonable to say that rising interest rates are not conducive to growth assets or that the longer rates remain high the more damage could…Read More
Here is the Key Factor to Successful Diversification
This week, the Commerce Department released a number of data series that were HIGHLY recessionary. Retail Sales clocked in at -1.1% month-over-month, Industrial Production came in at -0.7% month-over-month, and Manufacturing Production registered -1.3% month-over-month. We just saw one of the worst two-month declines in retail sales since the Global Financial Crisis and the covid…Read More
These Tax Code Changes Could Affect Your Retirement Accounts This Year
Today, I’m going to step away from my work focusing on markets and investments to talk to you about something that will likely impact many of you. As a Certified Financial Planner, CFPⓇ I keep my eye on any major developments in the planning world, just in case something comes along that I think you…Read More
There Are Reasons to Be Optimistic About the Market
Last year was a challenging year for the stock market, with all kinds of economic and political uncertainties causing significant volatility. But as we begin this new year, it’s important to keep a long-term perspective and not get swayed by short-term market fluctuations. Technical analysis is a helpful tool in this regard because it allows…Read More
Let the Cycles Be Your Guide
Over the centuries, the American economy has gone through repeated up and down cycles. From expansion to contraction and back again. Some of these cycles were muted and went virtually unnoticed, while others have been dramatic and painful – like the Great Depression of the 1930s, the runaway inflation that marked the 70s, and the…Read More
Keep On Trucking!
While many investors focus their attention on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, it’s the Dow transportation stocks that deserve a closer look. That’s where savvy investors are finding opportunity and the possibility for outsized gains. But don’t wait because these transportation stocks are speeding toward record highs and are at their highest level in nearly…Read More
What Direction Will This Asset Class Take Next?
The implications are enormous… The direction this asset class takes next can impact every single asset class you invest in… It’s all about the greenback. Before we get into what price is telling us, let’s talk about some of the fundamental reasons why the dollar is moving the way that it is and why it…Read More
Here’s How You Can Hedge Your Portfolio Against Market Decline
The stock market is in decline right now, and at moments like these, individual investors tend to make mistakes… They make the mistake of either being in the market or being out of it. Too bullish or too bearish… too extreme and too absolute. You absolutely should hedge your investments in times like these, in…Read More