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Market Analysis – June 2020

In May, optimism related to the gradual reopening of the US economy persisted. After some initial weakness in equity prices, the US stock market changed course and closed out the month with a gain of about 5%. As represented by the Russell 3000, US stocks are still down from their all-time highs on February 19th, …Read More

Market Analysis – October 2019

The Stock and Bond Markets This year continues to be a rewarding one for stock and bond investors alike. Despite the uncertainty introduced by an unresolved trade war, large-cap U.S. stocks closed the month slightly positive. Other types of equities followed a similar pattern. Indices for domestic small-cap stocks, developed international stocks, and emerging market …Read More

What Makes the Stock Market Wobble?: Rising Interest Rates and Trade Wars, 5/2/2018

The stock market wobbles when the Federal Reserve consistently raises rates. This is normal as businesses and consumers need time to adjust to higher financing costs. In response to the Fed increases, the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield passed through the 3% threshold for the first time in four years. The yield on the benchmark 10-year …Read More

Market Analysis – July 2017

Thomson Reuters estimates that corporate earnings for the S&P 500 may again reach double digits for the second quarter of 2017. In the first quarter of this year, S&P 500 earnings grew by 15% compared to the first quarter of 2016. As of this date, with 60% of S&P 500 corporations reporting, the second quarter …Read More

Our Market Analysis for January 2017

Although still positive for the month, the so called Trump Rally took a breather in January. There is concern that Trump’s three business-friendly intentions for 1) tax reform, 2) looser regulations, and 3) infrastructure spending are being undermined by anti-immigration actions, protectionism, economic isolation, trade wars, and border taxes. The business and investor communities want …Read More

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“There Are Better Things Ahead Than Any We Leave Behind”
January 6, 2021

As December came to a close, the global equity markets added several percentage points to their …Read More


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Webinar: 2020 Election Impact – What Investors Should Know
October 22, 2020 Presenters: Laurent Harrison, CFP®, Senior Investment Advisor and Financial Planner Ryan Kelley, …Read More

Career/Life Coaching Blog

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Thoughts from Bonnie on Balance in Times of Stress
May 12, 2020

Originally Posted March 15, 2011 Back in 2011, the world was in a different form of crisis. The …Read More