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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

College Funding: How to Determine Your Expected Family Contribution

By: Ben Grom, CFP®, Financial Planning Analyst

Applying to colleges is often a stressful time for both students and parents. During this time, families are asked to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be a daunting […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending November 3, 2017

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

The big news last week was Republicans from the House of Representatives releasing the much-anticipated tax bill. The overarching theme is to reduce the complexity of our tax system. The bill proposes reducing corporate taxes […]