February 23, 2018 Weekly Market Recap

Equities advanced this week thanks to a last-minute rally on Friday that reclaimed losses registered on Tuesday and Wednesday. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones added around 0.5% apiece, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq outperformed, jumping 1.4%. Read More

February 16, 2018 Weekly Market Recap

The equity market bounced back this week, reclaiming about half of the losses it registered over the previous two weeks. The tech-heavy Nasdaq climbed 5.3% as technology shares outperformed, while the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones added 4.3% apiece. Read More

The Long-Awaited Correction

Last week, on February 8th, the market experienced a technical “correction.” A correction is defined simply as a decline of 10% or more from the most recent high. Read More

February 9, 2018 Weekly Market Recap

A Wild Ride. The stock market dropped sharply this week, with the S&P 500, the Dow Jones, and the Nasdaq losing around 5.0% apiece in volatile trading. Sizable gains on Tuesday and Friday helped keep losses somewhat in check, but they couldn’t keep the major indices positive for the year. The three averages are down between 0.4% and 2.1% year to date. Read More

Hello Volatility, It’s Been a While

Days like today, and last week, are not fun for stock investors. The S&P 500 was down 4% today and has lost around 7% over the last five days. After a freakishly calm 2017, our old friend, Volatility, is back. So, what’s going on? Read More

February 2, 2018 Weekly Market Recap

Well, it’s been a while since we’ve had a week like this. We’re reminded that the market cannot continue to go straight up, without some interruption. Read More

January 26, 2018 Weekly Market Recap

The market continued its strong start to 2018, posting gains for the fourth consecutive week. The Nasdaq jumped 2.3% this week, while the S&P 500 climbed 2.2%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 2.1%. Read More

Social Security Part 1: The Basics

Social Security is an important part of the retirement plans we create for our clients. It is one of the only guaranteed sources of income available to most retirees. Read More

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