The Stock Market’s Wild Day: Some Perspective

On Wednesday, August 14, the stock market had a wild day.  The Dow dropped 800 points. It is a big number for certain. In percentage terms, this translates into a 3% decline.  Moves this big are not frequent.  It was the 94th time the Dow dropped at least 3% in a day since 1950. That is […]

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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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What’s the Worst Month for Stocks?

What’s the worst month for stocks?  The answer may surprise you.  It did me.  We’ll spend the next two minutes talking about it and why it matters.  Here’s a hint, it has to do with the upcoming Federal Reserve meeting.  This is What’s Happening Now. Podcast: What’s Happening Now: What’s the Worst Month For Stocks? (2:26) […]

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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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The New DNA Testing Scam

There is a new DNA testing scam targeting retirees. We’ll talk about how they are doing it and what you can do to protect yourself on this episode of What’s Happening Now. Listen Now: What’s Happening Now-The New DNA Testing Scam What’s On Your Mind? Do you have a question about what’s happening in the […]

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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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The New Social Security Scam

There is a new Social Security scam.  You get a call and are told your Social Security number is linked to fraudlent activity.  We have an actual voicemail and a few tips to help you protect yourself. Listen Now: The New Social Security Scam (4:20) What To Do If You Are Worried… You can contact […]

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