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Financial Planning Resources: Developing Family Financial Confidence

During the holiday season, many of us celebrate with family, friends, and those who bring us joy. This kind of Quality time provides a chance to have meaningful conversations and plan for the future. Financial parenting/grandparenting can play an important, but sometimes overlooked, role in these exchanges. According to a study of 650 families with [...]

2019-12-20T20:22:17+00:00December 12th, 2019|

U.S. Stocks Gain After Fed Decision

The Wall Street Journal—Stocks rose after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates steady and indicated no intention of raising them soon, according to The Wall Street Journal. “It just gave more confidence to the market that the Fed is going to be on the sidelines in 2020,” said Hank Smith, Co-Chief Investment Officer. Click to [...]

2019-12-12T19:42:37+00:00December 12th, 2019|

The Fed Will Stay in Hibernation Until at Least Summer: CNBC Survey

CNBC—Federal Reserve policymakers will go into hibernation for as much as six months, holding interest rates unchanged until at least the summer, according to respondents of the December CNBC Fed Survey. “The Fed will be on hold for longer than the market is projecting,” wrote John Donaldson, Director of Fixed Income. “Even a one-third chance [...]

2019-12-11T21:41:07+00:00December 10th, 2019|

A $25 Trillion Stock Rally was Built on GDP Growth No Better Than This

Bloomberg—“If you’re driving at 50 miles-an-hour and you slow to 30, you’re still going forward,” Hank Smith, co-chief investment officer, told Bloomberg in an article discussing the economic outlook for 2020. “That doesn’t mean you have to extrapolate that slowdown into negative territory. That’s what too many analysts and pundits are doing.” Click to read [...]

2019-12-04T15:53:30+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

Weekly Highlights: December 2, 2019

Consumerism: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, & Giving Tuesday The markets sold off on Black Friday, not because of a lack of consumer excitement for the holiday season, but due to news around the trade-deal — President Trump signed legislation supporting the pro-democracy efforts in Hong Kong, and a Reuters article on [...]

2019-12-20T20:21:34+00:00December 2nd, 2019|

Weekly Highlights: November 25, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! The gateway to the most wonderful time of the year. The historical marker at 922 Spruce Street in Philadelphia states: Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1879) One of America’s first woman editors, Hale greatly increased subscriptions to Godey’s Lady’s Book in her four decades as editor. She successfully promoted a national Thanksgiving Day to [...]

2019-12-20T20:17:40+00:00November 25th, 2019|

Weekly Highlights: November 18, 2019

Innovation: The Mandalorian, Revolution, and Eagles Autism Challenge Last week was a relatively slow one for macro news that mattered. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testified before Congress; consensus is that rates should remain unchanged following the next several FOMC meetings. There were a few economic releases; industrial production remains weak and GDP expectations [...]

2019-12-20T20:17:59+00:00November 18th, 2019|

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