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How to Prepare Your Personal Finances for a Recession

How to Prepare Your Personal Finances for a Recession

The booming U.S. economy recently set a new record when the long-running expansion reached 121 months, breaking the previous record of 120 months set between March 1991 and March 2001, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Of course,...
Weekly Market Digest: Markets Rally on China Trade Progress

Weekly Market Digest: Markets Rally on China Trade Progress

Progress toward a “mini-deal” with China spurred optimism, investor enthusiasm, and turned stocks higher for the week. The US and China appear to have reached an agreement which will increase Chinese agricultural purchases and agree to some intellectual...
What Moved the Markets in September?

What Moved the Markets in September?

Global equities rose in September as the US and China agreed to resume high-level trade discussions and the Fed delivered on an expected rate cut. While these two main story lines continue to dominate market movements this year, there were numerous items to...
Weekly Market Digest: How’s the Economy Doing Heading into Q4?

Weekly Market Digest: How’s the Economy Doing Heading into Q4?

U.S. equities started the week strong, posting gains on Monday and officially ending the third quarter on a positive note. However, the momentum quickly soured following disappointing data on manufacturing and private payrolls. This left equities in the red,...
Is Private School Worth It?

Is Private School Worth It?

Weighing the Choice Between Public vs. Private School Almost as soon as their children are born, most parents will face a big decision that will impact not only their kids, but also their finances: Should they send their kids to a public or a private school?...
Weekly Market Digest: What is the Repo Market?

Weekly Market Digest: What is the Repo Market?

The focus was supposed to be the Federal Reserve meeting, but the spotlight quickly shifted to oil and money markets that surged early in the week in two unrelated incidents. The Fed proceeded with their largely expected quarter-point rate cut, but there was...
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...
What Moved the Markets in August?

What Moved the Markets in August?

The Trade War Trade tensions with China escalated in August, dragging stocks lower for the month. President Trump surprised markets with additional tariffs and China responded by devaluing its currency and halting purchases of US agricultural goods by state...