Weekly Market Update February 25, 2019

The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its ninth consecutive week of gains, its longest winning streak since May 1995. Trade and Fed-related headlines continued to drive markets during the holiday-shortened week, pushing global stock indices higher. According to reports, Chinese officials extended their visit to Washington DC by two days. ... Read More

Weekly Market Update February 19, 2019

Stocks surged on rebounding consumer sentiment and optimism regarding US – China trade talks. Just a week after trade uncertainties caused markets to pause, stocks rallied on trade agreement optimism. On Tuesday, President Trump said he is open to extending the deadline to raise tariffs on Chinese products if the ... Read More

Weekly Market Update February 11, 2019

Following the strong start to 2019, markets paused as trade was thrust back into the spotlight. The US – China trade war took center stage again after taking a back seat to earnings announcements and the Fed in recent weeks. On Thursday, a senior administration official stated it was “highly ... Read More

What’s Included in a Doctor’s Benefits Package?

  When a doctor is weighing a job offer, a benefits package can be a deciding factor that prompts her to accept or walk away from a potential position. A benefits package contains everything from vacation time to dental insurance, and understanding the fine print is critical to evaluating an ... Read More

2019 Disability Insurance Updates

Chances are you’ve been bombarded with messages of the importance of disability insurance for physicians. You have loans to repay, and are probably finally having the financial freedom to buy that car or house after living on a resident budget for years -so protecting your income is vital.   What ... Read More

Weekly Market Update January 28, 2019

Markets ended the week mostly flat as the longest government shutdown in US history came to a close. Stocks started the holiday-shortened week on a negative note, with major indices losing over 1% on Tuesday as fears of a global economic slowdown increased. This was largely attributed to the International ... Read More

Weekly Market Update January 22, 2019

Markets continued the recent winning streak, boosted by positive trade negotiations between the US and China. Stocks closed higher for the fourth straight week, the longest winning streak since August, as investors cheered potential progress in trade negotiations between the US and China. Major indices jumped on Friday as it ... Read More

The Growing Problem of Physician Turnover

High turnover rates are a growing problem across the healthcare industry, and physicians are no exception. Burnout, red tape, lack of mentorship, and other workplace frustrations can drive physicians to job-hop and change fields altogether, particularly in the early years of their career. Physician turnover is costly and inconvenient for ... Read More