The Conflict in Iran

On Tuesday, January 7th, Iran launched a series of missile attacks against US military bases Al-Asad and Arbil with state sponsored television reporting that this is the “opening of Terahn’s revenge” for the US drone attack responsible for killing General Qassem Soleimani. Later, Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif signaled this could be both the “beginning” and the “end” of the strikes against the US. These two conflicting statements leave us wondering what to expect. Our… View More

Predictions for 2020 - A Modest Growth US Economy

At the beginning of each year, we like to share the top 10 predictions of an analyst we have followed for many years, Bob Doll, who is the Chief Equity Strategist at Nuveen. He has historically been right on more than 70% of these predictions, and for us, they serve as a broad overview of the current economic climate. Bob Doll's Top 10 Predictions for 2020: The world avoids recession in 2020 as U.S. GDP grows over 2% and global GDP grows… View More

2019 was one of the best years for the markets and economy... 2020 should be better than you expect

Each year we like to provide you with some insight for the coming year ahead. We like the consistent outlook of one of our favorite portfolio managers/analysts, Bob Doll, from Nuveen asset management. Below is how Bob's predictions are faring so far for 2019. We will bring you his 2020 predictions right after the new year. As 2019 unwinds (and before we unveil Bob’s 2020 Predictions), it’s a good time to look back at the past 12 months and provide initial thoughts about what the… View More

The Santa Claus Rally continues…and may continue for 2020

In a quiet, pre-holiday trading week, the major indices continued to move higher on renewed optimism for stronger economic growth in 2020. The Nasdaq (2.18%) outperformed followed by Russell 2000® Index (2.07%), the S&P 500® Index (1.65%) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (1.14%). The de-escalation of trade wars with the Phase One agreement between the U.S. and China provided this week’s catalyst despite the lack of details on the agreement’s terms. Presidents Trump and… View More

Washington Tax Update: Sweeping Retirement Legislation

Congress Passes Sweeping Retirement Legislation, Sends To President's Desk Congress has passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement or SECURE Act as part of its 2020 spending package — providing advisors, the financial services industry and investors with the most significant piece of retirement legislation in a decade. Currently, 40% of private-sector workers do not have access to a workplace retirement plan. “The SECURE Act… View More

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