In this week’s recap: Tech stocks and strong indicators lead a week of economic advancement. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Strong economic data and a resurgent technology sector propelled stocks to solid gains last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 1.95%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 picked up 2.71%. The…

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The first quarter of 2021 was much better for stock investors than 2020. Bond investors had a very different experience, with the benchmark Aggregate Bond Index falling. International stock markets appreciated, but not at the pace of the US market There appears to be a continuation of the market rotation that developed in late 2020.…

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The Many Forms of Fixed Income Looking for yield? Treasuries aren’t your only choice.     You want to draw some income while preserving some of your capital. So, you decide to take a look at fixed-income investments. A little research shows you that 10-year Treasury notes haven’t yielded more than 2% since July 2019.…

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Investing During Periods of Inflation What does inflation mean for your investments?     In August of 2020, the Fed announced that it is willing to allow inflation to run higher than normal in order to support the labor market and broader economy. This major policy shift allows inflation to run above the Fed’s 2%…

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Markets & Marriage How your investment strategy is like a long-term partnership.   Your investment strategy is a lot like a marriage. One day you may feel like everything’s going swimmingly. The next day, there might be an argument over who forgot to load the dishwasher. And even the best marriages and partnerships have moments…

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