Is Gold A Good Investment?

Is gold a good investment?  We answer a listener question about the shiny metal.  We will discuss: Where gold really shines Some potential costs And things to consider when deciding if it is right for you. Watch: Is Gold A Good Investment? https://youtu.be/yquQP1ny4FkPlease be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and like our  Facebook […]

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Stocks Climb A Wall of Worry

Stocks climb a wall of worry. What does this mean?  Today, we talk about: The news always seems bad Recessions, trade wars and now impeachment dominate the headlines. But the stock market? What has it done. We’ll talk about it on this episode of Monday Morning Money. Watch: Stocks Climb A Wall Of Worry https://youtu.be/4o_OE478qzgPlease be […]

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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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