03|21|2016

Oil Rally

 5 weeks of gains on the oil and stock markets put us into positive territory for the year on equity markets; while oil cross into the $40 range. February...

03|14|2016

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday bull Market! Last Wednesday marked the 7th year since the market bottomed out in 2009. Since the bottoming of the equity markets 7 years ago, we have...

03|09|2016

Digging Deeper

The markets continued to drag themselves up off the mat this week as it logged its third consecutive week of gains. What got us there? US Data The week...

03|04|2016

How Much Should I Put in My 401(k)

The question of how much should be put into your 401K is a kin to how much should I be putting towards retirement. How much to put into a...

03|04|2016

3 Keys to Education Planning

  A college education has moved from being a difference maker to being a pre-requisite for a career in most fields. The problem becomes the insurmountable debt that the...

03|04|2016

IRA or ROTH IRA?

You got a raise, paid off debt, and built an emergency reserve. Now you want to start saving for retirement. Should you choose an IRA or ROTH IRA? The answer comes down...

03|04|2016

Ebb and Flow…

As I’ve watched the markets ebb more than flow over the last week the head winds that tend to look so mild during good times have started to mount. ...

03|04|2016

Syria, China, and Japan… What about the U.S.???

In a week that brought diplomatic resolutions to the situation in Syria and great economic data out of China and Japan, the U.S. markets rallied while it had very...

03|04|2016

The week that wasn’t…

Many things happened this week; the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) delayed tapering, existing home sales rose to a recovery high, we saw Gold, Equities, and bonds rise in...

03|04|2016

Gov’t shutdown in a capitalist society, why are we worried?

I’ll tell you why we’re worried, a 4 week government shutdown is estimated to cost us nearly 1.5% in 4th quarter GDP.  A GDP that has already been hit...