Monday Market Update 5-24-2021

The market was a bit mixed last week. Inflation and rising interest rates continued to pressure the market early in the week, while improving jobless claims numbers led to some market recovery on Thursday. We also got the Fed’s minutes from their April meeting, some insights into negotiations on the American Jobs Plan, aka Biden’s…

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This Week in the Market 5-17-2021

Earnings season just about wrapped up last week… but the biggest market impact of the week came from the CPI report. Despite everyone predicting it was coming, now that we actually see inflation in the reported data, the market didn’t like it too much. We also saw flat retail sales number for April too. To…

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Weekly Market Review 5-10-2021

Earnings season continued last week… but the two biggest market impacts of the week came from unexpected sources. First, a big negative surprise from the April Employment numbers drove markets…up? And crypto fans eagerly awaited Elon Musk’s host appearance on SNL and were likely not happy with what he had to say. It’s all outlined…

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Weekly Market Summary 5-3-2021

Last week saw the peak of earnings season, a plethora of economic data releases, a speech by the President to a joint session of Congress with more spending plans… all leading to a second consecutive flat week for the market. So what are we hearing from executives this earnings season, what is the economic data…

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5 Factors Driving Higher Inflation & What You Should Do to Prepare

For the last month or so, as the stock market rally has faltered, and longer-term interest rates have increased by more than 50% since the start of the year, the concerns and whispers from the market over higher inflation have grown louder and louder. So what exactly is inflation? Why are people suddenly more worried…

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Where Should You Keep An Emergency Fund?

The first major step on the Family Finance Road Map to free yourself from credit cards and adding to your debt is to build an Emergency Fund. But where to keep that emergency fund is this week’s follower Ask Me Anything topic. Every day, I get lots of great questions from followers across social media,…

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What Every Borrower Should Know About Why Interest Rates Change

If you have interest rate exposure – either through debt you pay interest on OR investments you earn interest from – you need to understand why interest rates change. You will learn what an interest rate is, what factors affect interest rates, how to read an interest rate yield curve, and more. Why Do Interest…

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