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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, it’s the pace of the interest rate level ascent that has investors unsettled. We are still talking about historically low rates here.

The biggest impact for our clients is in discussions about the real estate space – refinances and new mortgages. If you have questions about what these rising rates mean for your finances, I would encourage you to give us a call.

COVID-19 vaccines to the rescue.  

This is the moment many of us have been waiting on for the better part of a year. COVID-19 vaccines are rapidly becoming widely available, with 14 states opening eligibility to all residents and 12 more expecting to follow suit by April 15th. It is a vaccination race as we try to get ahead of the growing threats of new variants.

Mass vaccination economics.

The power of mass vaccination over the economy and U.S. consumption cannot be overstated. TD Ameritrade’s most recent U.S. Quarterly Economic Forecast delves deeply into the impacts and economic expectations moving forward. Be on the lookout for big growth in consumer confidence as we move toward herd immunity as a country.