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What’s Going on in Real Estate?

By Krystine | September 16, 2020 |

Overall, the U.S. residential real estate market has held up fairly well so far during the global pandemic. Industry experts say that the current economic decline is expected to affect retirement a bit differently than the Great Recession, largely due to housing prices remaining strong in many areas of the country.1 One reason is because,…

The Future of Retirement Planning

By Krystine | September 2, 2020 |

As of the end of July, the stock market was still performing relatively well and the Federal Reserve had announced no near-term changes to interest rates.1 However, other economic news was not as rosy. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the U.S. economy contracted by nearly a third (32.9% annual rate) in the second quarter…

Is it Time to Go Global?

By Krystine | August 26, 2020 |

Competitive edge is a real factor. Here in the U.S., we boast that capitalism is the key to our success. Unfortunately, that key has gotten a little rusty lately thanks to the rampant spread of COVID-19 throughout the country. Some areas have locked down or experienced slowed economic growth because of safety protocols that prevented…

Keep Your Eye on the Ball

By Krystine | August 25, 2020 |

Keep Your Eye on the Ball – What Baseball Can Teach us About Investing “Baseball is a lot like life. It’s a day-to-day existence, full of ups and downs.” – Ernie Harwell, the voice of the Detroit Tigers. There are plenty of baseball sayings you can relate to investing — keep your eye on the…

Midyear Market Outlook from Wealth Managers

By Krystine | August 20, 2020 |

Lately, the economy has looked as volatile as the stock market: up for a few weeks and then back down again. This is generally attributed to the reopening of the country in early May, followed by what looks to be a gradual and sporadic reclosing due to an upswing in outbreaks of the coronavirus. In…

Home Health: Has the Time Come?

By Krystine | August 18, 2020 |

The health care industry has been trying to contain expenses through technology offering medical services to people at home. Some insurance plans offer a 24-hour nurse line, allowing you to call a nurse for advice in the middle of the night about a child’s high fever rather than rush to the emergency room. Some providers…

Back to Basics: Tips for Retirement Planning

By Krystine | August 14, 2020 |

Because life expectancy is longer for today’s retirees than in previous generations, people need to save more money for a longer period of time. The good news is awareness on this issue is high; the bad news is savings efforts are not. A 2018 survey by the Federal Reserve found that one-quarter of non-retired adults…

Recovery: COVID-19 First, Then the Economy

By Krystine | August 7, 2020 |

The World Health Organization recently reported that while some countries have made effective inroads to contain COVID-19 within their borders, the pandemic is still well on the rise throughout the world.1 Perhaps one of the most debilitating impacts of today’s global economy is that one country’s problem is now every country’s problem. Because business and…

Are the Stock Market and the Economy Out of Sync?

By Krystine | July 30, 2020 |

In normal times, the stock market is often a reflection of the economy. But these are not normal times. Even though April was marked by a global shutdown of businesses, rampant unemployment and low economic growth, the S&P 500 Index ended the month up 12.9%. This represented the highest one-month gain since 1987 and posted…

What Might Be Next — Inflation or Deflation?

By Krystine | July 24, 2020 |

Consumer prices fell by 0.8% on a seasonally adjusted basis in April, the biggest drop in more than a dozen years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Conversely, prices for grocery items jumped 2.6%, the highest one-month increase in 46 years, with eggs rising by 16%. What’s going on here?

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