Money Talks – April 25, 2015

This week on “Money Talks,” Dr. Gene is joined by Matt Hames, CTFA, Charlie Holloway, CFP®, CDFA™ and Troy Harmon, CFA to discuss the week’s market movements and earnings releases. Our experts also explore a case study of a wife whose husband recently passed away. He handled all the financial responsibilities for the family, and now she needs to know where to start to stay on track with her own retirement plans. The hosts also answer listeners’ questions on taxes, Blue Nile and Western Union. 

Markets End Week with NASDAQ and S&P Record Highs

Hosts Gene Henssler, Ph.D., Matt Hames, CTFA, Charlie Holloway, CFP®, CDFA™ and Troy Harmon, CFA to discuss the week’s market movements and earnings releases. The week ended on a high note with both the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ closing at record highs. Overall the week kept an upward trajectory, except for Tuesday when Travelers Companies led the Dow decline in the wake of less-than-stellar quarterly earnings.

Markets End Week with NASDAQ and S&P Record Highs

Hosts Gene Henssler, Ph.D., Matt Hames, CTFA, Charlie Holloway, CFP®, CDFA™ and Troy Harmon, CFA to discuss the week’s market movements and earnings releases. The week ended on a high note with both the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ closing at record highs. Overall the week kept an upward trajectory, except for Tuesday when Travelers Companies led the Dow decline in the wake of less-than-stellar quarterly earnings.

Market Roundup: Markets Sharp Decline Driven by Overseas Events

The “Money Talks” hosts cover the week’s market moves Industrial production, the producer price index and the Fed’s Beige Book, which covered activity from mid-February through March, showed modest-to-moderate growth in most districts, while labor continued to improve or remained stable. On Wednesday, industrial production dipped 0.6 percent in March. On Thursday, turbulent trading led to an afternoon downsizing. Stocks traded lower on Friday, following market sell-offs in Europe and Asia. Meanwhile, consumer confidence is up this month. The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index jumped to 95.9 in the first half of April, from a reading of 93 in March. A sharp decline propelled by events overseas on Friday left U.S. stocks lower for the week.