Earnings Matter

On any given day, a headline—or even a tweet—can move the stock market. And sometimes those moves are extreme. But what really drives stock prices over the long-term?  Spoiler alert: Earnings matter. In this episode we discuss: Do Presidential tweets move the market? There is a lot of noise, but over time, profits drive the […]

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Not As Bad As It Seems

In the investing world, things are often not as bad as they seem. The data doesn’t always match the headlines.   Today we talk about: August was not good, but was it really bad? It felt really bad. The worst month for stocks (so far) this year is… Have we even had a correction in stocks […]

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Bonds With Negative Yields

There are over 17 trillion dollars of bonds with negative yields. Does this mean you are paying someone for the privilege of loaning them money? And why are people buying them? Monday Morning Money—Bonds With Negative Yields Each episode of Monday Morning Money is also broadcast on Local Radio, WMOA (1490 AM and 101.3 FM).  You […]

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The Hidden Risk In Bonds

Recent volatility in the stock market has many investors looking for “safety”. Many turn to government bonds. But is now the right time to invest in these notes? Today we’ll talk about the hidden risk in bonds. Podcast: The Hidden Risk In Bonds What’s On Your Mind? Do you have a question about what’s happening […]

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Investing in Emerging Technology

Investing in emerging technology sounds exciting.  At least one of our listeners thought so.  He submitted a question wondering how we could invest in the following areas: Artificial Intelligence Internet of Things Blockchain We’ll share some ideas on this week’s episode of What’s Happening Now. Podcast: Investing in Emerging Technology What’s On Your Mind? Do you […]

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The Mini Correction of 2019 (so far)

After July 26, the stock market has experienced a mini correction. And the financial media loves a big down day. They plant the seeds of the next financial Armageddon in our minds. Is it time to panic? Today we’ll address the drop and tell you where we are in the big picture. What’s Happening Now: […]

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A More Conservative Approach

As the stock market and the economy have continued to chug along, we felt it was time for a more conservative approach.  Today we talk about some of the steps we are taking to reduce investment risk for our clients.   What’s Happening Now: A More Conservative Approach (4:36) What’s On Your Mind? Do you have […]

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Is This The Top of the Stock Market?

The S&P 500 recently closed over 3,000.  And many people are wondering if this is the top of the stock market?  At least one firm believes stocks are headed higher—much higher.   Podcast—What’s Happening Now: Is This The Top of the Stock Market? (3:40) We have been following First Trust Portfolio’s commentary for some time.  You […]

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2019 Mid Year Update – Wow!

The days have flown by, and it is time for our 2019 Mid Year Update. It’s hard to believe the year  is half over.  In today’s podcast, We’ll talk about how things did in the investment world and share some interesting facts.  Podcast: 2019 Mid Year Update (7:39) What’s On Your Mind? Do you have […]

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A Recession Knocking On The Door

If my inbox, the headlines, and the magazine covers are any indication, there is a recession knocking on our door.  How could that affect your accounts? And, what can we do?  That’s our topic for  this episode of What’s Happening Now. Listen Now: A Recession Knocking On The Door (6:16) What’s On Your Mind? Do you […]

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