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Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending June 16, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

The Fed announced on Wednesday their decision to raise the Fed Funds rate by 0.25% to a target of 2.00%. This was the second increase of the year with plans for another two by year-end. […]

A Looming Tax Problem?

By: Matthew D. Kelly, CFP®

In my last article, I outlined the noteworthy adjustments to our tax code under 2017’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. For most, the new tax reform will result in paying less taxes to the government. Great […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending June 2, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

On the surface, last week looks like it was pretty uneventful. Markets were closed Monday for Memorial Day, so it was a short week. The S&P 500 ended the week up slightly, and the Dow […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending May 26, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

Lately, the market has been optimistic that the U.S. and China will be able to work out our differences on trade. Progress has been made with China agreeing to purchase more U.S. goods to narrow […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending May 19, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

It was a less than a spectacular week for economic data releases. Weekly initial jobless claims came in a little higher than the consensus expectation. This wasn’t a big concern considering jobless claims are near […]

Investing In Your Peace of Mind: ESG Investments

By: Eric Matsko, Financial Planning Analyst

Invest in Your Peace of MindTM. This very slogan has been the cornerstone of Allegheny Financial Group’s beliefs for decades. But what exactly does it mean? That is the beauty of it; it means something […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending May 12, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

Global equities enjoyed a streak of positive daily returns accumulating into healthy weekly gains. The S&P 500 and the MSCI Emerging Markets indices returned 2.5%, while the MSCI EAFE (International Developed Markets) returned 1.6% for […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending May 5, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

The bulk of S&P 500 companies have now reported earnings with an average year-over-year growth rate of 24.2% far beating estimates of 17.3% going into the quarter. The monthly US Employment Report was released this […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending April 28, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

Thus far, we’ve had just over half (267) of S&P 500 companies report earnings for the first quarter with remarkable results so far. Of the companies that have reported, 80% have topped analyst profit expectations. […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending April 21, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

Politics took a bit of a break from dominating headlines last week as focus comes back to earnings and economics. Eighty-nine of the S&P 500 companies (17%) have reported their 1st quarter earnings with 79% […]