The second quarter came to an end last week, completing a reversal from the first quarter. The S&P 500 Index ended the quarter up more than 20%, as the loose policy from both the Federal Reserve and Congress outweighed COVID-19 fears that existed in March. July got off to a strong start as well after […]
After spending a few weeks in the background, COVID-19 risk stepped front and center last week. Hot spots emerged around the country, forcing officials to slow state re-opening plans and even reinstate some measures we became accustomed to during quarantine. The resurgence of COVID-19 cases has pushed the stock market to question whether a V-shaped […]
After a week of positives from May retail sales results and additional easing measures from the Federal Reserve, the market rebounded from a down week and ended in positive territory. Friday took a step back as a familiar foe in the COVID-19 pandemic reminded us there is still a long way to go before we […]
After a two-month rally, we were quickly reminded that risks remain in the stock market, sending the S&P 500 to its worst week since the depths of the COVID pandemic in March. The stock market seemed to be looking past negative data recently, but when the Federal Reserve released new growth estimates last week, the […]
The global pandemic we’re facing has brought with it a struggling economy and job loss. Your financial situation may not be the same as it was six months ago. Although it might seem like the world is standing still, you and your financial situation do not have to be stagnant. Showing resilience in the face […]
June picked up right where May left off with the S&P 500 Index finishing off another positive week. Friday overshadowed earlier parts of the week when the May jobs report was released. Many predicted May would be the worst month of job losses since the Great Depression era. Instead, we witnessed job growth, and not […]
May trading came to an end Friday and posted another impressive month of gains, despite uncertainty in the economy. Like April, May reminded us that the stock market and economy are different entities, and one does not always tell the story of the other. The stock market continues to look past the dismal economic reports […]
Transitioning to the real world is stressful enough but adding on the immediate acquisition of large amounts of student loan debt is especially intimidating. Unfortunately, that is the situation many recent graduates and their parents are faced with every year. The fact of the matter is, student loan debt has become a national issue. In […]