This week on “Money Talks,” Henssler Norton Insurance’s President of Commercial Insurance, Brian Borngesser, joins Matt Hames, CTFA, and Research Analyst Nick Antonucci to discuss the week’s market movements, mortgage applications and the producer price index. In this week’s case study, Brian helps the hosts explore a question about a business owner who operates her business out of her family’s home. The experts look at the insurance policies she should have in place to protect her business and inventory. The experts also answer listeners’ questions on what company insurance covers, integrated energy company Enertgy, and U.S. marketer and distributor for food Sysco.
Despite being closed Monday in honor of the President’s Day holiday, stocks got off to a great start on Tuesday after being beaten down on a global economic slowdown. The S&P 500 rallied to its biggest two-session gain since August as investors piled into Financial and Technology stocks and sold off other “safer” asset classes such as gold and treasury bonds. Oil prices fell despite Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar and Venezuela saying they wouldn’t increase crude oil output above January levels. All three major indices closed the day more than 1% higher. The rally carried over into Wednesday partially due to a recovery in oil prices and positive economic data, which included an uptick in the Producer Price Index and positive industrial production data. Stocks fell for the first time in three sessions on Thursday due to tepid earnings and declines in Energy stocks. Investors remained apprehensive that global economic concerns could spill over into the U.S. Oil prices also fell as U.S. inventory data showed another increase in stockpiles of crude. Stocks finished mixed on Friday, the markets second-lowest volume day of the year, but positive for the week with the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 all up more than 2.5% for the week. Friday’s drop came as an indication that investors still want to see more positive economic data before piling further into stocks.
Our experts discuss listeners’ questions on integrated energy company Enertgy, U.S. marketer and distributor for food Sysco and how much company insurance will cover when your company-owned items are stolen.
Our experts discuss the debate on whether or not Apple should hack the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone and what consequences may arise from this decision.
This week on “Money Talks,” Certified Public Accountant Dan DiLuzio joins Matt Hames, CTFA, and Troy Harmon, CFA, CVA, to discuss the week’s market movements, December’s international and wholesale trade, as well as interest rates and what an inverted yield curve may mean for the economy. They also cover how earnings season is panning out for the S&P as a whole. In this week’s case study, Dan DiLuzio, C.P.A., helps the hosts delve into S-Corps, looking at how profits are taxed, how owners should pay themselves, and how distributions can create a tax savings. The experts also answer listeners’ questions on energy infrastructure company Kinder Morgan, what a family needs to know about the Nanny Tax, and Barclay’s Capital High Yield Bond ETF.
Our experts discuss a listener’s question on whether there is a buying opportunity in energy infrastructure company Kinder Morgan, Inc. They also answer other questions regarding the Nanny Tax and Barclay’s Capital High Yield Bond ETF.
Our experts discuss an S Corp owner who is trying to determine how much he should pay himself as a salary and how much should be a distribution.
This week on “Money Talks,” Managing Associate, D.J. Barker, CWS®, joins Matt Hames, CTFA, and Troy Harmon, CFA, CVA, to discuss how oil prices have affected both the world’s and the United States’ economies, the market’s reaction to economic data from China and how the higher Fed Funds rate hasn’t produced the expected results. They also touch on several economic reports, including Personal Income, the ISM Manufacturing and Nonmanufacturing indices, Productivity and Costs and the bump in jobless claims. In this week’s case study, our experts also explore ways to save for retirement when an investor doesn’t have a 401(k) available. In addition, the hosts answer listeners’ questions on Williams Partners LP and the companies sponsoring and advertising during the Big Game.