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US Equity Markets Continue to Surge, Setting Fresh Highs

U.S. markets closed in positive territory for the fifth consecutive week, with all broad market equity indices experiencing gains. Financials shined as stocks in this group outperformed other sectors, with energy and materials coming in closely behind. Earnings season continues to be a boon and has seen a majority of equities beat expectations, helping push ... Read More
 

A Rate Cut, Employment Surprise, and Market Rally

U.S. markets finished positive for the fourth consecutive week as stocks continued to rally. Healthcare shined as it considerably outperformed other sectors after industry power players Merck and Pfizer beat earnings expectations. Earnings season has seen a majority of equities beat expectations, helping push shares upward. Elsewhere in the U.S., the Fed cut rates on ... Read More
 

Everything You Need to Know About Physician Contract Review

A professional contract review is one of the most essential steps any doctor can take before accepting a new job offer. A physician’s employment contract is worth millions of dollars and typically contains financial complexities and legal nuances that even experienced doctors require a second opinion to evaluate. To fully assess how an employment offer ... Read More
 

What You Need to Know About the Cost of Disability Insurance

While disability insurance can seem like a daunting purchase for young doctors, it provides indispensable financial protection.   There are an enormous variety of factors that determine the cost of a physician disability insurance: medical history, age, specialty, benefit level, insurance company—the list goes on. Because of all these variables, it can be difficult to ... Read More
 

Stronger Than Expected Start To Earnings Season Supports Markets

US stocks closed the week mostly higher following better than expected bank earnings and Brexit optimism. A bulk of the gains came on Tuesday as Q3 earnings season kicked off. While analysts expected grim results, big banks such as JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America beat expectations, sending shares and broad markets higher. Strong ... Read More
 

Partial Trade Deal Boosts Global Markets

Global markets ended the week on a positive note thanks to renewed trade progress optimism. Just before US markets closed on Friday, it was announced US and Chinese negotiators had reached a partial trade deal. In “phase one” of the deal, the US will suspend upcoming tariff increases originally set for October 15 in return ... Read More