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Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending November 24, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, CFA, Allegheny Research Team

It was a rough, shortened holiday week in the markets. The S&P 500 closed the week down -3.8% which leaves the index just barely in the green year-to-date at 0.2%. Taking a closer look, […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending November 17, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, CFA, Allegheny Research Team

Third quarter earnings season is just about wrapped up with 95% of S&P 500 companies reporting with tremendous numbers. Compared to the third quarter of 2017, companies reported an average 33% higher earnings making […]

To Live and Learn; to Act and Feel; To Still Matter.

By: David Jeter, CFP®

Robert calls a meeting

Our meeting was arranged for 1:00 pm in his apartment.  This early afternoon appointment gave Robert time to get himself in good order, make sure the housekeeper was busy into her work, and allow […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending October 27, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, CFA, Allegheny Research Team

It was another difficult week in the equity markets with the major U.S., International, and Emerging Market Indices all down 3-4%. In fact, over the past few weeks, the U.S. equity markets have given […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending October 20, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, CFA, Allegheny Research Team

Equity markets stabilized last week after a morale boost from the early S&P 500 companies to report third-quarter earnings. Only about 4% of companies have reported, but quarter-over-quarter earnings growth is at 22% […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending October 13, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, CFA, Allegheny Research Team

Investors exhibited nervousness last week as markets sold off due to a variety of reasons. The S&P 500 declined by -4.1%, the Russell 2000 (domestic small cap stocks) declined by -5.2%, and the MSCI […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending October 6, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, CFA, Allegheny Research Team

It was an anxious week in global markets with equities, bonds, and real estate all closing the week down. Monday started the week off on the right foot with the focus on Canada joining […]

Big Tax News for Small Business

By: Michael A. Montileone, CFP®

The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in December 2017 has not delivered the simplicity that I had hoped it would; however, it has produced some tax cuts that are exceptional if addressed […]

Weekly Market Review: The Week Ending September 29, 2018

By: Jim Rambo, CFA, Allegheny Research Team

Big news on the trade front with the U.S., Canada, and Mexico reaching a new trade agreement, the USMCA (U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement), late Sunday evening. The deal is set to replace NAFTA, which has been […]

Collaboration and Positivity: The Sustainable Investment Conference

By: Jim Rambo, CFA

The theme of environmentally-friendly products, sustainable farming, and energy conservation in consumerism is gaining traction in the asset management industry. More and more investors are aligning their investments with their personal beliefs. The idea is to hold […]

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