The “Money Talks” show experts address listeners’ questions on holding foreign investments in your IRA, financial services company Lincoln National Corp., beauty company Coty Inc., cashing in a savings bond for your child, and a lightening round on three high-priced stocks: White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd., Alleghany Corp. and Intuitive Surgical Inc.
This week on “Money Talks,” anchor host Troy Harmon, CFA, CVA, is joined by Managing Associate Shawna Theriault, CFP®, C.P.A., and Senior Associate Jarrett McKenzie, CFP®, CWS®, to discuss the continuing market rally, despite political turbulence. They discuss revisions to GDP, consumer sentiment, and interest rates. Shawna and Jarrett discuss the financial concerns of a couple who are anxious about dollar cost averaging into the market while the market is at all-time highs. The “Money Talks” experts round out the show by answering listeners’ questions on Dow Chemical, whether or not a scholarship is taxable and how long it might take to double your money in the stock market.
Managing Associate Shawna Theriault, CFP®, C.P.A., and Senior Associate Jarrett McKenzie, CFP®, CWS®, join Director of Investments Troy Harmon, CFA, CVA, to discuss the financial concerns of a couple who are anxious about dollar cost averaging into the market while the market is at all-time highs.
While domestic markets were closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day, international markets were still shrugging off concerns about the United States pulling out of the Paris climate agreement the previous week. On Tuesday, U.S. stocks started the week edging lower on declines in banks and oil firms. The slip continued mid-week despite the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book showing the U.S. economy has continued to grow at a “modest or moderate” pace. All was reversed on Thursday when the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ all hit new record highs with Financial, Technology and Healthcare stocks leading the way. In economic news, the ISM Manufacturing index fell just shy of expectations, registering a reading of 54.9. On Friday the three major indices hit new record highs for a second straight session. Meanwhile, the Department of Labor showed 138,000 jobs added last month, well shy of analysts’ expectations of 185,000. The unemployment rate dipped to 4.3% from 4.4%.
The “Money Talks” experts answer listeners’ questions on Dow Chemical, whether or not a scholarship is taxable and a theory on how long it might take to double your money in the stock market.
This week on “Money Talks” host Troy Harmon, CFA, CVA, is joined by Principal Jennifer Thomas, CFP®, and Managing Associate K.C. Smith, CFP®, to discuss housing news and the latest minutes from the May Federal Open Market Committee meeting. They also talk about interest rates and legislation out of Washington. K.C. and Jennifer lead a discussion on reverse mortgages and how they may affect elder care. They look at a situation where an investor has entered into a reverse mortgage and his children are concerned about his potential need for long-term care. The experts round out the show by answering listeners’ questions on the progress in retail commerce and rolling over a 401(k).
Show hosts, K.C. Smith, CFP®, Jennifer Thomas, CFP®, and Troy Harmon, CFA, CVA, explore a situation where an investor has entered into a reverse mortgage and his children are concerned about his potential need for long-term care. They discuss how reverse mortgages may affect elder care and Medicaid eligibility.
The market kicked off the week with gains on Monday, with stocks ending trading near session peak levels. Crude oil prices also rose ahead of the OPEC meeting set for later this week. Stocks traded upward on Tuesday. A strong corporate earnings season and a stable economy have helped the market stay buoyant despite concerns that the Trump administration may struggle to push through plans for policy changes like tax cuts and fiscal stimulus. In housing news, Commerce Department data showed new home sales slipped 11.4% to 569,000 in May versus expectations of a 610,000 annual rate. Additionally, March’s result was revised to an annual pace of 642,000, which marked its highest level since October 2007. Mid-week saw the S&P 500 Index reach a fresh high, while minutes from the Federal Market Open Committee meeting signaled that interest rates could rise in June. The rally continued on Thursday with Consumer Discretionary stocks leading the way. The major indices finished Friday relatively flat, but higher for the week. Both the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ saw record highs while the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed fractionally lower. Consumer sentiment for May increased slightly, likely because consumers have become more divided on their politics and expectations of economic growth.
The “Money Talks” experts answer listeners’ questions on the evolution in retail commerce, comparing today’s insta-cart and Prime delivery with the Webvan concept of 16 years ago. They also address the advantages and disadvantages of rolling over a 401(k) into an IRA.
This week on “Money Talks,” Managing Associate D.J. Barker, CWS®, joins Bil Lako, CFP®, and Troy Harmon, CFA, CVA, to discuss consumer prices, residential construction, industrial production and the market’s reaction to turbulence in Washington. D.J. brings to the table a case study about a young couple who are receiving advice to pay off their home as soon as possible. D.J. and Bil explain the advantages of carrying a mortgage and Troy compares their borrowing rate to the possible return they could get in the market. The hosts also answer listeners’ questions on Technology’s effect on the oil industry, what constitutes college costs, having additional insurance beyond Medicare and stock holding Foot Locker.