Investing & Markets

Love and Money: Who Controls the Finances? (Video)

Love and Money: Who Controls the Finances? (Video)

Traditional gender roles are melting away, as more than half of Americans say they are indifferent about who brings home a bigger paycheck. Nearly nine out of 10 respondents believe they should consult with their partner before making a financial decisions....
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...
Capital Markets Review & Commentary: January 2019

Capital Markets Review & Commentary: January 2019

Capital Markets Review: January 2019 Global stocks ignored a lengthy government shutdown and bounced back from a dour December. Declines in the fourth quarter of 2018 were largely attributed to three things; trade conflict with China, rising interest rates,...
Emergency Fund: How Much Should I Save?

Emergency Fund: How Much Should I Save?

Keeping emergency fund cash on hand is good—but maximizing return is still important. Emergency funds are an important part of your financial plan designed to cover unexpected events like job loss, major medical bills, car repairs, home repairs — there...
Weekly Market Digest: January Finishes Strong

Weekly Market Digest: January Finishes Strong

January finished strong, as dovish comments from the Fed and encouraging signs on trade with China boosted spirits. Fed Chairman Powell changed tune from last year by not only saying the central bank will be “patient” with rate increases but will also be...
What to Expect From a Portfolio Review

What to Expect From a Portfolio Review

What Should I Expect From Personal Capital’s Complimentary Portfolio Review? Why Should I Talk to a Financial Advisor? Our advisors often get the question: why should I take time to speak with a Personal Capital advisor? Our answer is simple: If you’re...
Market Commentary: Q4 2018 Recap & 2019 Outlook

Market Commentary: Q4 2018 Recap & 2019 Outlook

Q4 2018 Market Performance and 2019 Outlook Q4 Market Performance In the fourth quarter of 2018, global equities fell 13% and on Christmas day were down 20% from the high last January. The US was hit hardest, especially high momentum tech stocks. On the...
How Does the Government Shutdown Impact the Economy?

How Does the Government Shutdown Impact the Economy?

Government Shutdown 2019 We have now experienced the longest government shutdown on record. This has disrupted nine Federal Departments, and if a Federal worker is deemed “essential” they must work without pay, while others are either furloughed or placed on...