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Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending January 12, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

Equity markets extended their hot start into the second week of 2018. Both domestic and international indices are in the 4% range year-to-date already. Investors are increasing their equity exposure hoping to capitalize on the […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending January 5, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

After posting impressive double-digit returns in 2017, domestic and international equities picked up right where they left off with the S&P 500 and MSCI EAFE both returning around 2.5% for the first week of 2018. […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending December 31, 2017

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

It has been a quiet and steady climb that put domestic, foreign, and emerging markets equities well into double-digit returns for 2017. International equities outperformed domestic equities for the first year since 2012, reminding us […]

A New Year’s Resolution

By: Matt Kelly, CFP®

It’s that time of year again. The snow has started falling. The holidays are seemingly stacked on top of one another. We have time off from work and our busy schedules. And, the days are filled with […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending December 15, 2017

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

The Fed followed through with the anticipated 0.25% Fed Funds rate hike this past Tuesday. This was the third rate hike of the year leaving the target Fed Funds Rate range from 1.25% to 1.50%. […]

Finding Balance with Your Finances

By: Ryan Walczak, CFP®

According to a survey of finance industry professionals,1 problems with money or finances is one of the top three causes of divorce in our country1 (Exhibit 1). The interesting part is that it isn’t always a lack […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending December 8, 2017

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

Bitcoin had another wild week with prices beginning last week around $11,000 and ending the week over $17,000. That is a 55% return in just five days. However, the Bitcoin market never closes, and trading […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending December 1, 2017

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

This may sound like a broken record, but the Dow, S&P 500, NASDAQ 100, and Russell 2000 all hit new all-time highs again last week. The U.S. economy expanded at a 3.3% rate for the […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending November 24, 2017

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

The Dow, S&P 500, NASDAQ 100, and Russell 2000 all hit fresh, new highs on a shortened holiday week. International and Emerging Market Equities were up as well pushing the EAFE and MSCI Emerging Market […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending November 17, 2017

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

U.S. stocks ended the week about flat. Even though prices ended the week at about the same level as they started, that does not tell the whole story. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday all saw triple-digit […]