Brendan Erne, CFA

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...
Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) FAQ

Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) FAQ

This post originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of Confident Money, a Personal Capital-sponsored magazine committed to the idea of building confidence and creating the best you at every step of your financial journey. Subscriptions to Confident Money...
Ask an Expert: Is Buying a Home a Good Investment? (VIDEO)

Ask an Expert: Is Buying a Home a Good Investment? (VIDEO)

  It’s a question we get all the time: is buying a home a good investment? A primary home can be a wonderful investment, especially if you enjoy living in it. Over the last 30 years or so, real estate has appreciated at a rate very close to that of...