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Weekly Market Digest: Week Ends With Volatility

Weekly Market Digest: Week Ends With Volatility

This week US and Global markets grappled with what to weigh more heavily – the benefit of a broader extension of an easy monetary policy from US and European central banks, or concerns around the state of global economic growth (the very same reason...
How to Negotiate Equity Compensation

How to Negotiate Equity Compensation

With news of Lyft’s investor road show for its initial public offering (IPO) hitting the headlines, we are reminded of how important a strong equity compensation package is for your career. Many Silicon Valley unicorns, like Lyft, have long resisted...
Why Use a Financial Advisor?

Why Use a Financial Advisor?

A common question that we face from people who self-manage their finances is: why use a financial advisor? When it comes to managing their investments, many people do choose to work with a professional. In fact, almost two-thirds (61%) of people with a...
Weekly Market Digest: Global Stocks Resume Upward Climb

Weekly Market Digest: Global Stocks Resume Upward Climb

Absent any significant bad news on economic or trade fronts, global stocks resumed their upward climb for the year. While there were no major announcements, indications from the US and China suggested progress is being made toward a trade deal. Weekly...
How Do You Know If You Can Trust Your Financial Advisor?

How Do You Know If You Can Trust Your Financial Advisor?

The financial services landscape is increasingly complex, and it’s tough to know whether you are getting your money’s worth from your financial advisor. In fact, according to our 2019 Financial Trust Survey, one in five people don’t even...
Bear Market Survival Guide

Bear Market Survival Guide

Craig Birk, Personal Capital’s Executive Vice President of Portfolio Management, answers your top questions about how to keep your portfolio safe during a bear market situation. This article originally appeared in the March 2019 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal...
Weekly Market Digest: The ECB Announces Stimulus Plans

Weekly Market Digest: The ECB Announces Stimulus Plans

Global markets took a breather this week as they digested events overseas, key economic data reports and a cut in 2019 global growth forecasts. Many of the major global indexes were down for five straight days, marking a three-week low after a strong start...
Capital Markets Review & Commentary: February 2019

Capital Markets Review & Commentary: February 2019

Stocks maintained momentum from January, though rose at a slower pace. Most major indexes have now recouped losses incurred in the month of December but remain below 2018 summer highs. International stocks are trailing the US so far in 2019. Trade talks with...
Weekly Market Digest: Equity Markets Rally on Friday

Weekly Market Digest: Equity Markets Rally on Friday

Broadly, U.S. and International equity markets rallied on Friday to finish the week in positive territory. Global equities finished both the one month and year-to-date periods in positive territory as well; although they have not yet fully recovered from...
Weekly Market Digest: Fed Maintains Positive Outlook

Weekly Market Digest: Fed Maintains Positive Outlook

On Friday, President Trump announced flexibility on extending the March 1st deadline on the current trade deal with China. Over the past several months concerns over the impact of an escalating trade war with China have frequently infused volatility into the...