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Is Buying a Home a Good Investment?

Is Buying a Home a Good Investment?

Why buying a home might not be the great investment you think it is… People often think of buying a home as a great investment. After all, most of us have seen house prices in major metro areas like San Francisco, Denver, and New York City fetch huge...
Weekly Market Digest: Taking the Pulse of Investor Sentiment

Weekly Market Digest: Taking the Pulse of Investor Sentiment

A “better than feared” jobs report helped boost stocks for the week. On Wednesday, the Fed cut interest rates for a third time and indicated it would likely be on hold for at least the remainder of the year. Earnings continue to come in modestly ahead of...
Why is the Fed Cutting Rates?

Why is the Fed Cutting Rates?

Today, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates by 0.25%. The rate cut was anticipated by many due to sluggish economic growth abroad and softening economic growth at home. It’s important to note though, that there are still areas of strength in the economy,...
The Personal Capital Promise

The Personal Capital Promise

Today, we announced the start of a new era for Personal Capital. We have a new logo, new colors, a new app icon, and a new web experience. But really, we’re unveiling less of a “new” Personal Capital and more of the “true” Personal Capital. We built our...
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,...