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Changes in tax laws, insurance regulations, estate planning and the general fluctuations in the marketplace can affect your investment strategies. Our weekly blog will keep you current on everything you need to know to pursue your financial objectives. 

 

Monday, August 3, 2020

In this weeks recap: stocks have a mixed reaction to earnings, economic data, and a potential stimulus.

 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Lawmakers will once again be in focus this week as they debate additional relief efforts to combat the economic mess COVID-19 has created. Statistics like the ones found in in the 2nd paragraph of the WMR certainly are driving...

 

Monday, July 27, 2020

In this weeks recap: stocks slip after heavier jobless claims and U.S.-China strife.

 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

We like to keep our clients up-to-date with industry news and trends! Click HERE to read Retirement Times - July 2020 Issue Hope you enjoy! Levine Group

 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

What in the world is school going to look like this fall? If you have school age children, that question is front and center. Each and every family has different circumstances, different inner-circles of family and support, different...

 

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Monday, July 20, 2020

In this weeks recap: stocks see a mixed week, as COVID-19 cases rise, and news of vaccine emerges.

 

Monday, July 13, 2020

What do we really need? In our church small group meeting last night (zoom version), that was the revelation that 2020 has delivered to many of us. With so many things taken away or postponed in 2020, it begs the question of what do...

 

Friday, July 10, 2020

In this weeks recap: stocks gain after volatile week, despite COVID-19 acceleration.

 

Monday, July 6, 2020

In this wee’s recap: despite continued COVID-19 concerns, markets react positively to upbeat economic data.

 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION - Levine Group welcomes founder’s grandson to role in 57-year old financial services business

 

Monday, June 29, 2020

This is a special edition regarding the Feds creation of money during the pandemic!

 

Monday, June 29, 2020

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Will you earn money by working an income-paying job in retirement? The statistic found in Notable Number 1 in this week’s Weekly Market Review states that the majority of those surveyed are open to the idea.

 

Monday, June 22, 2020

In this weeks recap: as fears of economic shutdown diminish, the U.S. economy gains momentum.

 

Monday, June 15, 2020

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Monday, June 15, 2020

In this weeks recap: increase in COVID-19 cases, matched with downbeat Federal Reserve forecast, weighed on markets.

 

Thursday, June 11, 2020

We like to keep our clients up-to-date with industry news and trends! Click HERE to read the Retirement Times - June 2020 Issue Hope you enjoy! Levine Group

 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

A V-shaped recovery of the stock market is what we were all hoping for back in March, and a few months later, that is exactly what most stock charts look like going back to mid-February. The current question many market watchers and...

 

Monday, June 8, 2020

In this weeks recap: U.S. jobs report and a surging market build optimism for global economic recovery.

 

Monday, June 1, 2020

2020 – What a sad year we are living through. We hope this week’s note finds you and your family both safe and well. May God bless you during this time of tragedy, sorrow and sickness. Is it advantageous to pay extra on...

 

Monday, June 1, 2020

In this weeks recap: solid gains following a short trading week; economic reopening inspires optimism.

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

What does a visit to the doctor cost? The answer can vary greatly depending on who is paying for the visit. Read Notable Number 4 in this week’s Weekly Market Review closely. If you have turned 65, gone on Medicare, and then had...

 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

In this week’s recap: Markets rally in reply to positive comments from Fed Chair Powell and further optimism for economic recovery. Look at #6 when you click on the link below – I was worried about this from the start!!

 

Monday, May 18, 2020

In this weeks recap: Powell paints a somber picture for recovery, and the markets slip in reaction.

 

Monday, May 18, 2020

Click HERE for the Weekly Market Review As always, we hope you find the Weekly Market Review both informative and interesting. Have a nice week. Sincerely, Trevor N. Coe, CFP®

 

Monday, May 11, 2020

Have a good week. Sincerely, Trevor N. Coe, CFP®

 

Monday, May 11, 2020

In this weeks recap: Unemployment reaches an historic low, while stocks climbed in response to economic re-openings.

 

Monday, May 4, 2020

In this week’s recap: Promising drug trials and plans to ease public lockdowns turn thoughts to economic normalization.

 

Monday, May 4, 2020

There is one giant financial difference between the Federal and State governments. The states have to annually balance their budgets (all except Vermont) whereas the Federal Government can and has run budget deficits…record...

 

Monday, April 27, 2020

We are all hearing more about the silver linings from this quarantine/social distancing experience. A slower more quiet pace of life has been embraced by many people stuck at home and distanced from their normal rhythms. At home...

 

Monday, April 27, 2020

In this weeks recap: Markets react to the plunging oil prices, corporate earnings, and the first attempts to restart the U.S. economy.

 

Monday, April 20, 2020

From the local business to our elected officials - economic health vs. physical health has become the question, the battle, and the balancing act almost everyone is trying to figure out. The following questions all of us are asking...

 

Monday, April 20, 2020

In this weeks recap: The White House makes plans to reopen the economy, as analysts examine the first-hard economic data reckoning the U.S. reaction to COVID-19.

 

Monday, April 13, 2020

What would you do if you inherited $1 million today? Would you spend it or invest it? Notable Number 2 in this week’s Weekly Market Review contains a statistic that probably won’t surprise you. Whether updates on the virus...

 

Monday, April 13, 2020

In this weeks recap: A broad stock market rally, promising signs with COVID-19, and another Federal Reserve program ahead.

 

Monday, April 6, 2020

Inside the WMR are updates on the oil industry, the PPP loan program from the SBA, unemployment claims, and a stat regarding how many folks did not have that sufficient emergency account. As always we hope you find it both interesting...

 

Monday, April 6, 2020

In addition to this weeks By The Numbers, please read some good information about Bear Markets. In this weeks recap: Continued COVID-19-related volatility in the markets as oil and energy prices sink in reaction.

 

Monday, March 30, 2020

As always, please find attached this week’s Weekly Market Review which is chocked-full of timely information. The CARES Act was signed into law at the end of last week. It’s a giant bill and probably has some impact or...

 

Monday, March 30, 2020

In this weeks recap: Markets swing upward as the Federal Reserve and Congress move stimulus forward.

 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

There have been A LOT of scary facts going around regarding COVID-19, but also a flurry of “positive news” items to lift our spirits. Wishing you and your family the best. Remember that our most important tool during times...

 

Monday, March 23, 2020

How About Some GOOD News for a Change?

 

Friday, March 20, 2020

Bear Markets. Now What? Bear Markets and Past Market Declines.

 

Monday, March 16, 2020

In this weeks recap: Continuing concerns over COVID-19, aided by cuts in oil production overseas, contributed to continued market volatility.

 

Friday, March 13, 2020

Good afternoon - This email is a bit long, but if you are a client of ours, please take a few minutes and give it a read. Many people have asked me how I’m doing these last few weeks. We are VERY busy, but good, and I appreciate...

 

Monday, March 9, 2020

As always, we hope you find the Weekly Market Review both informative and interesting. Click HERE for the Weekly Market Review Sincerely, Trevor N. Coe, CFP Return to Our Blog page to read other posts

 

Monday, March 9, 2020

In this weeks recap: U.S. stocks finish higher after a wild trading week; the Federal Reserve cuts short-term interest rates; Treasury yields decline; the latest jobs report out of Washington shows no falloff for hiring.

 

Monday, March 2, 2020

In this weeks recap: Major equity indices correct as Wall Street reacts to coronavirus updates, consumer confidence indices are at high levels, and the pace of new home sales increases.

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Please see attached for information on the Coronavirus Click HERE for information on the Coronavirus

 

Monday, February 24, 2020

In this weeks recap: Wall Street grapples with coronavirus unknowns; new Federal Reserve meeting minutes appear; existing home sales retreat; the price of gold climbs.

 

Friday, February 21, 2020

We like to keep our clients up-to-date with industry news and trends! Click HERE to read the Retirement Times - February 2020 Issue Hope you enjoy! Levine Group

 

Monday, February 17, 2020

As always, we hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Market Review. Click HERE for the Weekly Market Review Sincerely, Trevor N. Coe, CFP Return to Our Blog page to read other posts

 

Monday, February 17, 2020

In this weeks recap: stock indexes rise, Jerome Powell reports on monetary policy to Congress, inflation hits a 15-month peak, and new data on retail sales and consumer sentiment appears.

 

Monday, February 10, 2020

The importance of getting started early on your path to retirement can’t be underestimated. The time value of money (TMV) is the most important facet of long-term investing. Consider this simple comparison given the current $6...

 

Monday, February 10, 2020

In this weeks recap: stocks rally, China schedules tariff cuts, January hiring tops expectations, and a key gauge of manufacturing activity improves.

 

Monday, February 3, 2020

In this weeks recap: coronavirus concerns ripple through global stock markets; the Fed makes a slight monetary policy adjustment; consumer confidence rises; the government makes its first estimate of fourth-quarter growth.

 

Friday, January 31, 2020

The January 2020 Issue of Industry Insights is now available!

 

Monday, January 27, 2020

It’s been a long time since we have experienced an economic recession and a long-lasting major stock market correction; almost 11 years in fact. Investors remain optimistic about the economy and their investments and for good reason...

 

Monday, January 27, 2020

In this weeks recap: stock and commodity traders turn cautious as the coronavirus reaches America; home sales increase even with the current housing market’s slim inventory.

 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

We like to keep our clients up-to-date with industry news and trends! Hope you enjoy!

 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

In this weeks recap: U.S. equity benchmarks hit fresh record highs; one trade deal is signed, and Congress approves another; builders break ground on more residential projects.

 

Monday, January 13, 2020

Surprising to many, the stock market did not crash last week amidst tension and military activity between the US and Iran. As you will read in the Weekly Market Review, the stock market has recently demonstrated over and over again...

 

Monday, January 13, 2020

In this weeks recap: Stocks end up higher and oil ends up lower after an up-and-down week, as traders react to events in the Middle East and the data in the December unemployment report.

 

Monday, January 6, 2020

What a decade for investors it was! In fact, as you will read in the Weekly Market Review, the last half century has been pretty amazing for investors. However, the noise for investors never stops.

 

Monday, January 6, 2020

In this weeks recap: Oil prices spike after a U.S. airstrike in Iran raises supply disruption concerns; a manufacturing activity index disappoints; stocks are little changed following an abbreviated trading week.

 

Monday, December 30, 2019

We like to keep our clients up-to-date with industry news and trends!

 

Monday, December 30, 2019

In addition, great information on the recently passed SECURE Act... Have a Happy New Year!

 

Friday, December 27, 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! 2019 has been a remarkable year with investors experiencing returns that haven’t been rivaled since 1997, when I was graduating senior from Russellville High School....

 

Monday, December 23, 2019

Best of 2019...

 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

They did it! Our Congress, saddled with a dreadful approval rating, agreed on a spending bill last week avoiding another government shutdown. Notable Number 2 of the Weekly Market Review details how long it would take to pay down the...

 

Monday, December 16, 2019

In this weeks recap: the U.S. and China reach a phase-one trade deal, the Fed leaves the benchmark interest rate alone, and November retail sales come in below expectations.

 

Monday, December 9, 2019

In this weeks recap: stocks ride out a choppy week, as traders react to a potential delay for a phase-one U.S.-China trade deal and a surprising jobs report.

 

Monday, December 9, 2019

Low interest rates are great for borrowers buying homes, cars, and capitalizing business ventures. Over the last dozen years, the very low interest rates have been accommodative to those taking loans, but low rates also have their...

 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

The November 2019 Issue of Industry Insights is now available!

 

Monday, December 2, 2019

From a financial perspective, Monday the 2nd and Tuesday the 3rd, are some of the biggest days of the year. Monday, December 2nd - With 86% of Americans feeling comfortable shopping online, Cyber Monday is projected to break last...

 

Monday, December 2, 2019

In this weeks recap: a shortened trading week sees additional gains for the major stock benchmarks, as optimism about a new trade pact with China outweighs doubts; household spending rises, but confidence declines.

 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Most days I feel like the luckiest man on Earth and if you have been around me much, you have probably heard me vocalize that. Of course we have our problems, but I truly feel that God has blessed me beyond what I could have ever...

 

Monday, November 25, 2019

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Monday, November 18, 2019

In this week’s recap: the Dow crests 28,000; more hints emerge that the U.S. and China could be heading toward a new trade pact; retail sales rise.

 

Monday, November 18, 2019

The Rule of 72 is a fun math equation that is easy and always true. Take the number 72 and divide it by the annual return you expect to get and it will tell you how long it will take you to double your money; for example, 72 divided...

 

Monday, November 11, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced cost-of-living adjustments for 2020, which affect dollar limitations for retirement plans and other retirement-related values. All limits increased from 2019 to 2020. The 2020 limits...

 

Monday, November 11, 2019

Risk on or risk off? That is the question investors must be asking themselves right now. The stock market continues to set new records in both all-time highs and bull market duration. Those investors who have maintained a higher risk...

 

Monday, November 11, 2019

In this weeks recap: the Dow and S&P 500 extend their winning streaks, even with conflicting messages emerging about U.S.-China trade negotiations; a gauge of U.S. business activity improves.

 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Open Enrollment: 93% of Americans Are Making This Big Mistake With Their Healthcare. Read more about it here...

 

Monday, November 4, 2019

Last Wednesday the Federal Reserve cut rates for the third time this year. If your mortgage rate is 4.00% or higher, it is a great time to discuss a potential refinance with a banker or mortgage lender. Many factors weigh into that...

 

Monday, November 4, 2019

In this weeks recap: stock indices again set records, the Fed makes its third rate cut of the year, October’s employment report is a nice surprise, and U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators make some progress.

 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

We all want quality health care at reasonable prices, but will single-payer actually create better care through administrative efficiency? Advocates for a single-payer health care system claim Medicare has lower administrative costs...

 

Monday, October 28, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks flirt with record highs, China and the U.S. continue negotiations toward a trade deal, and consumer sentiment improves.

 

Monday, October 21, 2019

Long-Term Care Insurance is a fun topic right? Unfortunately, a majority of aging adults will need some level of long-term care, generally towards the end of life.

 

Monday, October 21, 2019

In this weeks recap: the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite outperform the Dow Industrials, earnings season gets underway, and retail sales retreat for the first time since winter.

 

Friday, October 18, 2019

We like to keep our clients up-to-date with industry news and trends! The October edition of the Retirement Times newsletter is now available...

 

Monday, October 14, 2019

The United States of America’s population of 330 million represents 4.28% of the globe’s total population of 7.7 billion people. The United States stock market represents 55% of the globe’s publicly traded stock.

 

Monday, October 14, 2019

In this weeks recap: Stocks pushed higher, the mood changed in the trade saga between U.S. and China, and quarterly earnings reports arrived.

 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Modern medicine is amazing! From heart attacks to cancer treatments, the survival rates of serious medical issues and diseases have sky rocketed over the last twenty to thirty years. Unfortunately, the cost associated with modern...

 

Monday, October 7, 2019

In this weeks recap: an index of manufacturing activity hits a 10-year low, the jobless rate falls to a 50-year low, and the Nasdaq Composite outperforms the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average.

 

Monday, September 30, 2019

This week’s Weekly Market Review details the punt elected official used to allow our country’s new fiscal year to start October 1st. The government expects 3.2 trillion dollars in receipts, but unfortunately is scheduled...

 

Monday, September 30, 2019

In this weeks recap: the S&P 500 loses 1% for the week after investors assess mixed economic data and hear that limits might be placed on U.S. investment in Chinese companies.

 

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Businesses in every industry, including employee benefits, are striving to meet the expectations of the on-demand consumer. Workers expect their employers to help them understand and use their benefits, and it’s time for employers to...

 

Monday, September 23, 2019

In this weeks recap: oil prices spike, following drone attacks in the Middle East; the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates, and a Chinese trade delegation decides to head home early from America.

 

Monday, September 23, 2019

It’s simplistic, but not easy; spend less than you make and be intentional with the saved portion. Dave Ramsey has taken this very easy concept and built a profitable empire around implementing common sense financial planning...

 

Monday, September 16, 2019

More questions than answers…that is how I feel today.

 

Monday, September 16, 2019

In this weeks recap: the Dow logs an 8-day winning streak and Treasuries sell off as the mood brightens slightly in the U.S.-China trade dispute; yearly core inflation reaches a 13-month high.

 

Monday, September 9, 2019

In this week’s recap: the three Wall Street benchmarks advance as investors respond to newly scheduled U.S.-China trade talks and see a silver lining in the latest employment and manufacturing data.

 

Monday, September 9, 2019

How do you shop? Has it changed in the last decade? I find myself price checking items in stores against Amazon or other on-line retailers. If I can save money and can wait two or three days for the item to arrive I’m guilty of a...

 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

In this week’s recap: Wall Street finishes August with a rally, China decides to pause a potential response to oncoming U.S. tariffs, and two consumer confidence indices send different messages.

 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

What did you pay for a gallon of gas when you first starting driving? Inflation - the greatly discounted and often overlooked element of financial planning is real. The cost of your current standard of living and the basket of goods...

 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The August 2019 Issue of Industry Insights is now available!

 

Monday, August 26, 2019

In this week’s recap: China unveils new tariffs, the U.S. responds in kind, Jerome Powell speaks at Jackson Hole, leading economic indicators rise, and stocks fall.

 

Monday, August 26, 2019

This week’s Weekly Market Review contains timely updates on the federal reserve, tariff rhetoric, and interesting statistics on where in our country the new jobs are. Today is my dad’s Full Retirement Age birthday (66)!...

 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

In this week’s recap: equities are hit by considerable volatility, following developments in the bond market as well as the U.S.-China trade dispute.

 

Monday, August 19, 2019

Most every piece of economic data suggest our domestic economy is very strong. Inflation, unemployment, consumer confidence, wage growth, accommodative interest rates, and on and on, but a moment of being able to earn more annual...

 

Monday, August 12, 2019

My family loves the beach and we were able to squeeze in a long beach weekend before school started back. While walking down to the beach I noticed a handicap enabled boardwalk dedicated to an individual that “always had a heart...

 

Monday, August 12, 2019

In this week’s recap: China jolts the markets by devaluing the yuan, aggregate second-quarter earnings top analyst projections, and stocks retreat for the week.

 

Monday, August 5, 2019

It made front page news of every media outlet in the country in 2011. The USA has lost it's AAA credit rating! When the S&P downgraded US issued debt; rumors and predictions of our country’s financial demise ran rapid....

 

Monday, August 5, 2019

In this week's recap: stocks fall after a Federal Reserve rate cut, new tariffs are planned for Chinese goods, and payrolls see triple-digit monthly growth.

 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

A bi-partisan effort in Congress is underway that would allow Medicare recipients to open and contribute to a health savings account (HSA).

 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The July 2019 Issue of Industry Insights is now available!

 

Monday, July 29, 2019

Did you ever play kick the can as a kid? I can remember the excitement of playing at night with all my cousins during a family get together! Our elected officials have gotten really comfortable with playing kick the can in relation to...

 

Monday, July 29, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks rise, data shows economic growth slowing from the first quarter, and the stage is set for further U.S.-China trade discussions.

 

Monday, July 22, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks dip as earnings season begins; investors wait for the July Federal Reserve meeting, while considering retail sales data and comments from Fed officials.

 

Monday, July 15, 2019

We hope that you enjoy this week’s Weekly Market Review. Contained within are details behind last week’s record setting level reached by the Dow Jones Industrial Average. We all know how important oil is. Heck, many Wars have been...

 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Since the Trump White House increased tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports...

 

Monday, July 8, 2019

This week’s Weekly Market Review details the strong job report from last week and it’s predicted impact on interest rate policy. Coming off an ugly finish in 2018, the US stock market set all-time...

 

Monday, July 8, 2019

The S&P 500 was up +18.5% YTD...

 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The June 2019 Issue of Industry Insights is now available!

 

Monday, June 24, 2019

Contained within are summations of the Fed’s meeting last week and the market’s expectation of the Fed’s future action related to interest rates. Also...

 

Monday, June 24, 2019

The S&P 500 hit an all-time peak of 2,964.03, in intraday trading Friday, while improving 2.20% across five market days. . The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq Composite posted respective, 5-day advances of 2.41% and 3.01%...

 

Monday, June 17, 2019

The significance of the Strait of Hormuz is defined by numbers – 21% of the world’s daily output of oil travels by tankers out of the Persian Gulf via the strait. This body of water, only 24 miles wide, sits just south of Iran...

 

Monday, June 10, 2019

The trade dispute with Mexico has been avoided and the markets are reacting very positively, despite lots of economic data slowing a upcoming slow down. Case in point was the May 2019 jobs report that you can read more about by...

 

Monday, June 3, 2019

It might be time to fill up that extra gas can in the garage since oil prices have fallen rather dramatically in the last month. Both trade concerns and record production are contributing to the falling price.

 

Friday, May 31, 2019

The May 2019 Issue of Industry Insights is now available!

 

Monday, May 20, 2019

Good morning! Please find attached this week’s Weekly Market Review which centers on trade relations with China. While the market remains optimistic about a resolution; 25% tariffs on $200 billion goods are in place. The longer...