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Lacey Cobb, CFA, CFP®

What to Know About the Coronavirus Stimulus Bills

What to Know About the Coronavirus Stimulus Bills

The novel coronavirus (aka COVID-19) is sending shockwaves through the U.S. economy in unprecedented ways. Non-essential businesses have been forced to shut down with no known timeline for a restart in sight. As a result, jobless claims have skyrocketed to...
U.S. Stocks Have Their Worst Week Since the Financial Crisis

U.S. Stocks Have Their Worst Week Since the Financial Crisis

It was another historic week for financial markets with volatility reaching levels not seen since the Great Depression. The magnitude of the impact of the coronavirus is still widely unknown and things are changing by the minute. Drastic measures are being...
What is a Bear Market, And Will it Lead to a Recession?

What is a Bear Market, And Will it Lead to a Recession?

This week, major U.S. equity indexes entered a bear market, dropping more than 20% from recent highs. Stock market circuit breakers triggered for the second time this week on Thursday causing a brief halt in trading. However, stocks continued their fall...
What is a Stock Market Correction?

What is a Stock Market Correction?

What is a stock market correction, and how is it different from a bear market? Stocks around the world sold off today, fueled by growing coronavirus concern and plummeting oil prices. Trading even briefly halted this morning as the result of a 7% drop that...
Weekly Market Digest: A Decade in Review

Weekly Market Digest: A Decade in Review

It was a strong week for U.S. equities that shrugged off impeachment proceedings to notch broad gains and new all-time highs. The biggest news of the week was that President Donald Trump is now only the third U.S. president to be impeached. Consistent with...
Weekly Market Digest: The Streaming Showdown

Weekly Market Digest: The Streaming Showdown

The S&P 500 notched its sixth straight week of gains, the longest weekly winning streak in two years. Broad gains in the index were primarily driven by trade optimism over a phase 1 trade deal between the U.S. and China. Most of the weekly gains came on...