Quarterly Economic Update Fall 2019

October 20, 2019 Blog
In this Q3 recap: the U.S. and China intensify their trade dispute, but agree to negotiate again, the Federal Reserve cuts short-term interest rates once more, and stocks ride through some volatility to end the summer higher. Quarterly Economic Update A review of Q3 2019, Presented by Independence Capital Financial Partners THE QUARTER IN BRIEF
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Monthly Economic Update March 2020

March 26, 2020 Blog
In this month’s recap: The coronavirus becomes the leading news story in the financial markets, sending stock indices and Treasury yields lower; oil futures slide; consumer confidence, hiring, and manufacturing data offer bright spots. T I P   O F   T H E   M O N T HDelegation is a key to sustaining a small business.
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Weekly Economic Update March 23, 2020

In this week’s recap: Coronavirus continues to drive the markets, even as bankers and health professionals take decisive steps to stem the tide. T I P   O F   T H E   W E E KFederal student loans may offer 6-month grace periods before any repayment is necessary, but having an income-based repayment plan in place
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Weekly Economic Update March 16, 2020

In this week’s recap: Continuing concerns over COVID-19, aided by cuts in oil production overseas, contributed to continued market volatility. T I P   O F   T H E   W E E KAre you in your fifties and providing eldercare to one or both of your parents? As you help them in their retirements, remember not
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Weekly Economic Update March 9, 2020

In this week’s recap: U.S. stocks finish higher after a wild trading week; the Federal Reserve cuts short-term interest rates; Treasury yields decline; the latest jobs report out of Washington shows no falloff for hiring. T I P   O F   T H E   W E E KIf you owe money on the vehicle you drive
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Weekly Economic Update March 2, 2020

In this week’s recap: Major equity indices correct as Wall Street reacts to coronavirus updates, consumer confidence indices are at high levels, and the pace of new home sales increases. T I P   O F   T H E   W E E KA market drop also presents an occasion to buy shares of large companies at
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Monthly Economic Update February 2020

February 20, 2020 Blog
In this month’s recap: the emerging coronavirus reins in the bulls on Wall Street, trade deals make headlines, the United Kingdom makes its Brexit, and confident U.S. households help the economy keep its pace. T I P   O F   T H E   M O N T HIf you are considering disability insurance, seek coverage with
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Retirement Insight February 2020

February 19, 2020 Retirement Insights
Monthly News and Information for Current and Future Retirees – FEBRUARY 2020 QUOTE OF THE MONTH “Rest is the sweet sauce of labor.”- PLUTARCH Travel Tip Clear cookies, and you might score a cheaper flight Airlines use dynamic pricing to adjust airfares relative to demand, and they can actually do this per consumer. Most airline
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Weekly Economic Update February 17, 2020

February 18, 2020 Weekly Economic Updates
In this week’s recap: stock indexes rise, Jerome Powell reports on monetary policy to Congress, inflation hits a 15-month peak, and new data on retail sales and consumer sentiment appears. T I P   O F   T H E   W E E KIf you have accumulated multiple retirement plan accounts over the years, you may want
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