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Rates Drop Further

Fed Chair Jerome Powell communicated that the reduction in the Fed Funds rate was not going to be a series of reductions, but rather a wait and see approach contingent on economic progress over the next few months. Read more

Macro Overview - August 2019

Trade tensions escalated as the U.S. announced a 10% tariff commencing September 1st on $300 billion of Chinese imports that haven’t yet been subject to any tariffs. Read more

Equities Give Up Early Gains

In stark contrast to the strong performance during the first four months of 2019, U.S. equities faltered in May as continued trade disputes hindered economic growth expectations. Read more

Rates Drop Rapidly Amid Inverted Yield Curve

Markets tend to look at the yield curve in order to find clues as to what the expectations are about future economic growth and inflation. Read more

Changes Proposed For 401k Plans & IRAs - Retirement Planning

This past month the House of Representatives passed the SECURE Act, which will introduce various changes to retirement plans including IRAs and 401k plans. Read more

Cost of Raising Kids – Financial Planning

Since 1960, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided estimates of expenditures related to raising a child from birth to age 17. Read more

Unemployment Falls to 50 year low at 3.6% - Labor Market Update

A tight labor market with a voracious demand for skilled workers has brought the unemployment rate down to a 50 year low. Read more

Deciding When To Take Social Security – Retirement Planning

Deciding when to take Social Security benefits is one of the most important decisions one will make for retirement. Read more

Macro Overview - June 2019

The ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China escalated in May as the U.S. signaled that it had not finalized a deal yet with China. Read more

Macro Overview

Tranquility that fell upon markets as volatility receded in April was interrupted by a return of uncertainty surrounding trade negotiations between China and the United States. Read more

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