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Brendan Erne, CFA

Weekly Market Digest: Trump Delays China Tariffs

Weekly Market Digest: Trump Delays China Tariffs

Signs of deescalating trade tensions coupled with accommodative monetary policy gave investors hope that economic growth will resume and this bull market will march higher. Ten year US treasury yields jumped, with investors abandoning the safety of bonds and...
Weekly Market Digest: The Fed Cuts Rates by 0.25%

Weekly Market Digest: The Fed Cuts Rates by 0.25%

This week, the U.S. Fed and the trade war each took turns knocking global stocks down from recent highs. On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates by 0.25%, but Chairman Jerome Powell indicated additional rate cuts were far from certain, leaving...
A Financial Checklist for New Parents

A Financial Checklist for New Parents

A Financial Checklist for New Parents If you’re expecting the arrival of your first child soon, chances are you’ve got a to-do list that’s a mile long. It probably includes everything from getting the new baby’s room ready and sending out announcement cards...
Weekly Market Digest: What Should You Expect From the Fed?

Weekly Market Digest: What Should You Expect From the Fed?

U.S. stocks took a pause this week, coming off recent highs as investors digested a mixed bag of corporate earnings and the possibility for a Fed rate cut at the end of July. Bonds and gold both ended the week higher. Abroad, China reported slowing economic...
What is Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)?

What is Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)?

Today is Earth Day, and in honor of our planet, we wanted to talk about Socially Responsible Investing, or SRI. At Personal Capital, we’re pleased to include SRI as part of our holistic investment management offering. With our Socially Responsible...
Weekly Market Digest: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Weekly Market Digest: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

The S&P 500 ended its eight day winning streak Tuesday after the U.S. announced potential tariffs on European goods, sparking fears of another trade war. The decline was short-lived, however, and stocks resumed their upward march following the Fed...
Weekly Market Digest: Trade Talk Prompts a Thursday Reversal

Weekly Market Digest: Trade Talk Prompts a Thursday Reversal

Global equities started the week strong, maintaining their positive momentum until Thursday’s dour news on the U.S.-China trade front sparked a reversal. Foreign equities fell the hardest, although a midday Friday rally allowed U.S. stocks to stay above...
Weekly Market Digest: Is The Selloff Over?

Weekly Market Digest: Is The Selloff Over?

Global equities continued their upward march on the back of last week’s positive jobs report and dovish comments from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. Trade talks between China and U.S. also showed signs of progress, adding fuel to the rally. The positive...