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Monday, March 30, 2020

The Markets Following three days of big gains, stocks slid across the board Friday amid news of a sharp spike in confirmed coronavirus cases. Johns Hopkins University reported the U.S. had 85,000 confirmed cases – the highest...

Friday, March 27, 2020

Problems With Panicking If you’ve ventured out to a grocery store lately, you’ve undoubtedly seen empty shelves and bins. There’s only one reason to explain this in a nation that is the world’s largest food...

Thursday, March 26, 2020

I’m Still Standing In 1983 Elton John released a song titled I’m Still Standing. With all of what is going on with the stocks markets these days, remember that song’s title is a valuable lesson. Virtually every year...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

I am a big fan of Time-Segmenting your investments, and that is especially true when the stock market is behaving like it has the last few weeks. Time Segmentation of Investments is a fancy way of saying Buckets of Money. It means...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

As our company responds to COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees and customers remains our top priority. Our office will remain open as we are an essential business. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to force drastic social...

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Monday, March 23, 2020

The Markets Despite the administration’s relief measures, stocks plunged to a three-year low Friday. Contributing factors included New York State’s stay-at-home order and a reversal in crude prices. The three major indexes...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Coronavirus Contraction Securities offered through Securities America, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc. William R. Pintaric & Associates and Securities America are...

Monday, March 16, 2020

The Markets Stocks enjoyed their best day since 2008 and gained back a chunk of Thursday’s steep losses after President Trump declared a national emergency to combat the coronavirus. Although the indexes spiked over 9 percent on...

Friday, March 13, 2020

Capital CEO Tim Armour on weathering the coronavirus Rising fears over the continued spread of the coronavirus have led to a sharp stock market decline as investors grapple with its impact on the global economy. On Monday, March 9, in...

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Correction or bear? 6 charts that explain market declines The market turmoil that began in early 2018 intensified later in the year, as the S&P 500 Composite Index declined nearly 20% between its September peak and late December. This...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Financial Planning Makes Things Better In another discussion I talked about budgeting and how following a monthly budget allows you the freedom to enjoy the money you can spend “foolishly” with no guilt. The truth is,...

Monday, March 9, 2020

The Markets The U.S. added 273,000 jobs in February, and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent. But despite the strong employment news, stocks fell Friday as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases topped 100,000. Still, at...

Friday, March 6, 2020

Coronavirus: Our economists weigh in on the U.S., China and Europe The spread of the coronavirus outside of China to a broader swath of countries in Asia and Europe is fueling a broad re-examination of 2020 global economic growth...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Why You Need a Financial Planner Let’s face it, we all have our strong points, our talents. Some people are good at certain things, others are good at others. Just because someone is good at one thing and another person...

Monday, March 2, 2020

The Markets Stocks plunged Friday and closed the worst week since the financial crisis amid growing concerns about the impact of the coronavirus. The World Health Organization issued a warning that global level risks were growing as...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

What does a Financial Planner do? A Financial Planner helps you put your financial life in order. He or she does this in the following ways: by helping you organize things, identify financial goals, determine if those goals are...

Monday, February 24, 2020

The Markets The three major indexes dropped on Friday and also ended the week lower. Concern over the economic impact of the coronavirus and data indicating U.S. business activity slowed last month led investors to move to safe haven...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Markets At Friday’s close, stocks were mixed. A rising number of coronavirus cases weighed on investors; a report the White House is considering tax incentives to encourage stock purchases encouraged them. Stocks still posted...

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Markets Despite January’s stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report, stocks fell Friday amid concern over the impact the coronavirus will have on China’s economy. However, stocks still notched strong weekly gains. For the...