Archive For: Financial Planning

Renewed Tariff Fears Sink Markets

Following the best four-month start to a year for US stocks since 1999, markets retreated as renewed tariff fears took center stage. In recent weeks, many major indices had reached fresh all-time-highs as it appeared the US and China were closing in on a trade deal. However, early in the ... Read More

US Labor Market Continues to Flex Muscle

The US labor market continued to flex its muscle, sending stocks higher to end the week. Payrolls increased by 263,000, easily beating the expected gain of 180,000 for the month. As the economy continued adding new jobs, the unemployment rate fell to 3.6% – the lowest level since reaching 3.5% ... Read More

S&P 500 Reaches Record High

The S&P 500 closed at a record high as stronger than expected earnings and GDP boosted equity markets. On Tuesday, the S&P 500 closed at a new all-time-high for the first time since September 20, 2018. This officially marked an end to the correction which began half a year ago. ... Read More