Lost In The Wild Headlines – A U.S. Economic Boom
Amid scandalous headlines about the President, a military strike against Syrian chemical weapons compounds, and a growing risk of a U.S.-China trade war, the torrent of major breaking news makes it easier than ever to lose sight of the economic boom now underway.
Facts About The Recent Volatility And Fears Of A Trade War
To start the year, stocks soared to record-breaking highs and then collapsed, plummeting 11% in eight trading days.
Tax Deduction Changes
The new federal tax code went into effect in 2018 and affects the return you’ll file in Spring 2019.
Trade War, Resignations, And Scandal Overshadow Rise In Leading Indicators
After months of steady gains and low volatility in 2017, stocks in the first quarter of 2018 subjected investors to a bumpy ride.
Major Changes To Estate Tax
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed by President Trump on December 22, 2017, is a total rewrite of the tax code, but it did not entirely eliminate the taxation on estates.
Stocks Surge As Tariff Fears Subside And New Jobs Surge
President Trump’s tough talk on tariffs initially had caused stock prices to plunge, but, with exemptions now offered to Canada, Mexico and other allies, fears of a trade war have subsided.
The Economic News That Did Not Make Headlines This Week
Fears of a trade war and stock market volatility are grabbing the headlines and overshadowing the good economic news.
Will Rising Bond Yields Be Bad For Stocks
In the last few weeks, growing fear of higher interest rates coincided with a 12% correction in the stock market – which quickly recovered most of what was lost – and, in this period of increased volatility, the financial press often stoked the fear.
Stay Focused on the Longterm
With stocks surging one moment and surging the next it’s harder to stay focused on the long term. Learn some key facts to stay focused on during this volatile time.
If You Had The Power Of Perfect Knowledge
If you had the power of perfect knowledge — the power to predict which one of twelve types of investments representing a wide range of assets was going to be number one every year for each of the 15 years from 2002 through 2016 — you would have averaged a 29.9% annual return.
Keeping Them Honest Wall Street’s Track Record Is Not Good
Every year since 2005, 10 top Wall Street strategists are asked by Barron’s, the weekly financial magazine, to pick the best and worst sectors to invest in.
A Vivid Illustration Of How Portfolio Theory Worked In The Real World Of 2017
For investors, 2017 was a mirror image of 2016 in some respects.