Markets End Week Slightly Up

Dr. Gene is joined by Bil Lako, CFP®, Troy Harmon, CFA, and Matt Hames, CTFA to discuss the latest minutes from the last Federal Open Market Committee meeting, Residential Construction and the Producer Price index.  Stocks rallied following Federal Reserve comments on Wednesday. Though the word “patient” was missing from Federal Open Market Committee meeting comments, no rate hike is planned for the immediate future. Oil prices also drove the markets this week settling at $46.57 a barrel on Friday.

Money Talks – March 14, 2015

This week on “Money Talks” Dr. Gene Henssler is joined by Bil Lako, CFP®, Troy Harmon, CFA, and Matt Hames, CTFA, to discuss Wholesale Trade, the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, and mortgage rates. They talk about strengthening dollar, and how it may affect manufacturing, earnings, exports and the stock market. The experts also explore a case study of a couple trying to determine when to take Social Security benefits. Listeners’ questions on incentive stock options and Take-Two Interactive Software and King Digital Entertainment round out the show.

Dow and S&P 500 Had Their Third Straight Week of Losses

Last week the Dow and S&P 500 had their third straight week of losses, which sent both back into negative territory for the year. The dollar continued to gain strength, hitting $1.06 against the euro (its highest level since January 2003), while the price of oil, which had been above $50 a barrel at the beginning of the month, fell to roughly $45. The experts also discuss Wholesale Trade, the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, mortgage rates.

Dow and S&P 500 Had Their Third Straight Week of Losses

Last week the Dow and S&P 500 had their third straight week of losses, which sent both back into negative territory for the year. The dollar continued to gain strength, hitting $1.06 against the euro (its highest level since January 2003), while the price of oil, which had been above $50 a barrel at the beginning of the month, fell to roughly $45. The experts also discuss Wholesale Trade, the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, mortgage rates.