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So far AFG has created 92 blog entries.

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending August 11, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

More than 90% of S&P 500 constituents have now reported second-quarter earnings with remarkable results. Average earnings growth is 24.6% compared to the second quarter of 2017. This is the second quarter in a row […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending July 28, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

The U.S. economy surged during the second quarter with GDP growing at a 4.1% rate which is the highest quarter in four years and the fourth-best quarter since the expansion began in 2009. This is […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending July 7, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

Last week was a short one with the markets closing early on Tuesday and closed entirely on Wednesday in observance of Independence Day. U.S. equities had a very good week with the S&P 500 returning […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending June 23, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, Allegheny Research Team

It was another week of worries surrounding trade leading the financial news cycle. The Dow fell more than 500 points, ending the week down over 2%. China announced they might retaliate against the previously announced […]

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 […]