Taking the Economic Pulse

In this week’s recap: Despite signs of a good economy, stocks have a lackluster week. Weekly Economic Update   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks weakened ahead of this week’s Federal Reserve meeting and amid persistent concerns about the Delta variant’s impact on the economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat (-0.07%), while the…

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Are You Ready To Start Investing?

Every novice investor is uneasy with the amount of education that entering the market needs. The language and gatekeeping terms that litter the subject of investing often deter people from even starting to participate. But investing is an important vehicle to building and creating wealth. You probably even have started investing with your job’s 401(k),…

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Volatility Tests Your Mettle

Volatility Tests Your Mettle Some changes may be unsettling.   Most people understand that stock prices don’t go straight up. But when market volatility increases, the price action can test the mettle of even the most seasoned investor.   In recent weeks, stock prices have trended lower with a few eye-popping, one-day rallies as the…

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Do Our Biases Affect Our Financial Choices?

Do Our Biases Affect Our Financial Choices? Even the most seasoned investors are prone to their influence.     Investors are routinely warned about allowing their emotions to influence their decisions.  They are less routinely cautioned about letting their preconceptions and biases color their financial choices.   In a battle between the facts & our…

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