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Posts Tagged ‘July 2019’

Weekly Update: Growth in the Second Quarter

In this week’s recap: stocks rise, data shows economic growth slowing from the first quarter, and the stage is set for further U.S.-China trade discussions. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Last week, investors assessed earnings and the initial estimate of second-quarter economic growth, while awaiting the Federal Reserve’s next announcement…

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Weekly Update: Anticipation of FED meeting effects Markets

In this week’s recap: stocks dip as earnings season begins; investors wait for the July Federal Reserve meeting, while considering retail sales data and comments from Fed officials. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock benchmarks retreated during the first week of the second-quarter earnings season. As some big names shared quarterly results,…

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Weekly Update: Historic Peaks- What is in store for Atlanta?

In this week’s recap: the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average close at historic peaks after bulls consider Capitol Hill testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell; tame inflation persists. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Friday, the S&P 500 settled above 3,000 for the first time, after rising 0.78%…

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June’s Jobs Report- How it affects you Atlanta.

In this week’s recap: stocks hit record peaks, then descend after the Friday release of the June jobs report; further tariffs are planned for European imports. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET U.S. stock benchmarks opened a new quarter positively. The S&P 500 gained 1.65% in the opening week of July;…

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What the SECURE Act Could Mean for Retirement Plans

What the SECURE Act Could Mean for Retirement Plans If passed, it would change some long-established retirement account rules.     If you follow national news, you may have heard of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. Although the SECURE Act has yet to clear the Senate, it saw broad, bipartisan…

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