Economy and Policy March 16, 2020 Chief Economist Scott Brown discusses the Federal Reserve’s decision to cut interest rates to 0% and restart quantitative easing (QE). In recent weeks, COVID-19 has led to escalating economic concerns. What started as a seemingly sharp, but likely temporary, reduction in Chinese activity, including disruptions to global supplyRead More
Markets and Investing March 05, 2020 When volatility hits, keep a cool head and consider taking advantage of potential opportunities. Periods of market volatility can trigger emotional responses in investors. When the markets are as reactive as we’ve seen lately, it can be natural to feel some apprehension, but that’s why you and yourRead More
Stocks See Red as Coronavirus Fears Persist March 02, 2020 Equities have fallen on continued news of the virus’ spread, and bonds have rallied as investors seek safety.For the equity markets, volatility took investors on quite the ride – particularly during the last week of February, as coronavirus dominated the headlines. Raymond James Healthcare AnalystRead More
Stock Indices Spooked by Possible “Community Transmission” February 27, 2020 Markets have been skittish following the news of a coronavirus case in California with no clear point of origin. Many investors have been following the coronavirus updates, and those in the U.S. are paying close attention to its potential impact on Americans. Equity markets haveRead More
Are You and Your Partner on the Same Retirement Page? January 23, 2020 Many couples don’t agree on when, where or how they’re going to spend their golden years. In 2018, Fidelity Investments asked couples how much they think they will need to save for retirement to maintain their current lifestyle. Believe it or not,Read More
Avoid Tax-Filing Typos by Doing a Quick Double Check January 21, 2020 It may seem like common sense, but going back over the information you enter may be the most important part of your tax filing duties. It’s tax time. And as you work with your advisor or tax preparer to maximize your refund, orRead More
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