Green Monday

Indices closed out the last session of 2018 in the green. Stocks stepped up in New Year’s Eve trading. Healthcare and consumer discretionaries ramped up on Monday. On another note, Merck and Pfizer led gainers on the Dow this year while Advanced Micro and Ambiomed led S&P 500 winners. Looking ahead to next week, payroll…

Is it possible to recession-proof your portfolio?

In today’s Marietta Daily Journal, Bil Lako, CFP®, answers the question, “Given the current market, it is possible to “recession-proof” your portfolio?” Read the Article This article is for demonstrative and academic purposes and is meant to provide valuable background information on particular investments, NOT a recommendation to buy. The investments referenced within this article may…

Money Talks – December 22, 2018

This week on “Money Talks,” Research Analyst Jacob Keen is joined by Managing Associate Shawna Theriault, CPA, CFP®, CDFA®, and Associate Peter Lynch to discuss the recent rate hike from the Federal Reserve, as well as economic releases for Industrial Production and Retail Sales. The experts also take investors’ concerns about the recent volatility and discuss if it is possible to recession-proof your portfolio. They round out the show answering listeners’ questions on why you should check your credit report, Chinese technology company Alibaba, college net price calculators, high yield bond funds and insurance considerations for those getting a divorce.

Another Red Finish

Indices closed in the red zone on Friday. Stocks dipped as concerns about China trade talks and a looming government shutdown weighed on the session. Brands ramped up early then faded as the day progressed amid a variety of economic news. Figures from the Commerce Department showed third-quarter GDP growth was revised down to 3.4%…

Red Results

Indices landed in red territory on Thursday. Brands traded lower on concerns of a partial government shutdown and in the wake of the Fed’s latest interest rate hike. On another note, Walgreens Boots Alliance reported stronger-than-anticipated results for its fiscal first quarter. Earnings of $1.46 per share exceeded street consensus of $1.43, while group revenue…