Posts By: Jason Roque

Attack of the Tariff! | June 22, 2018

The week started as it ended the prior Friday.  Attack of the tariff from every angle!  What could tariffs mean for growth during the second half of the year? Tariffs The focus was on tariffs as the week started, but rather than the threat to move the needle for negotiations,…
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Central Bank Week | June 15, 2018

While the Singapore Summit garnished headlines, central banks across the globes moved Markets! The Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) reported the results of their two-day meeting on Wednesday. They increased the Fed Funds Rate from a range of 1.75% to 2%. More importantly, they increased the outlook for the remainder of…
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Cutting Through the Noise | June 8, 2018

With several geo-political concerns of late, it is difficult for markets to cut through the noise. They found a way last week, hopefully that continues! Tensions mounted and not between enemies. US tariffs extended to Europe, Canada, and Mexico on June 1st— creating undue tension.  These came just in time…
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4 Social Security Considerations

Photo by Jeff Sheldon on Unsplash This is not your parent’s Social Security!  Tread lightly before pulling the trigger.  Here are four considerations before deciding on the timing for social security benefits: Longevity:  Look at your family history and consider the likelihood of receiving benefits over time.  If you are…
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Course Correction | June 1, 2018

The S&P 500 gained 13.29 points, or 0.5% last week. Was this a course correction, or a false positive? There were several points during the week where the expectation was that the correction was continuing: Europe caused concerns early on as the government formed in Italy could prompt ‘Italeave’ and…
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