What’s moving the markets?

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Political dysfunction in Washington. Divisions in Congress continue to rage as efforts to address the looming debt ceiling and pass the bipartisan infrastructure package remain stymied. Senate Republicans refuse to raise the debt ceiling in order to pay for expenses previously appropriated, and spent, by Congress. An intraparty hostage situation is taking place between the moderate and Read More

What financial freedom looks like (and how to achieve it)

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The notion of financial freedom has evolved quite a bit recently. Wealth accumulation alone no longer dictates whether someone is successful. Instead, it has become less about the amount of money in your bank account and more about your purpose-driven financial lifestyle. Projecting an appearance of wealth is far less important to many Americans. Utilizing Read More

What’s moving the markets?

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Federal Reserve walking a tightrope. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell continues his reassurances that the punch bowl will not be removed yet. While he has indicated his inflation criteria have been achieved, his full employment criteria have not. Fed Chair Powell is walking a fine line indeed, as inflation worries have begun to concern other economists. Yet Read More

What’s moving the markets?

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Infrastructure deal. The bipartisan infrastructure deal has successfully made its way through the initial stages of legislating. Now comes the hard part – amending and securing a final successful vote in both the House and the Senate. While any number of significant hurdles may remain, the broad framework seems to be in place for this bill Read More

What’s moving the markets?

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Interest rates march higher. Rates have continued their upward climb through March, a trend leading to sustained volatility in investment markets. Investors keep adjusting their portfolios to account for the rising rate environment. Want to dive into the nitty gritty? Find out why the recently rising rate on the U.S. 10-year note is adding to market jitters here. Ultimately, Read More

What’s moving the markets?

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Moving on up. Rates that is. Rates are on the rise. While not the end of the world, this shift has certainly reintroduced volatility into the investment market. Everyone is working to adjust their portfolios for a future with higher inflation, growth and interest rates. This rotation has hit the high-flying tech sector, which has been the Read More

What’s moving the markets?

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The COVID-19 story. The pandemic continues to dominate much of what is happening in our country. The feared holiday surge has come to be. More than 433,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 complications. The spread of disease has transformed consumption habits, driving ongoing weakness in the labor market. Most of the high unemployment stems from the ravaging of the leisure and hospitality industry. This trend will continue until vaccines are plentiful and consumers begin to resume their Read More