Thriving During Volatility

It’s hard to watch your portfolio value fluctuate, especially when the money involved represents a lifetime of hard work and a comfortable future. If you’re at or nearing retirement, you might be feeling especially emotional about market movements. Right now, U.S. markets are experiencing a period of significant volatility with rapid selloffs followed by powerful … Read more

Stocks Fall on Oil Woes

Stocks gave in to gloom about low global oil prices and fell again last week, erasing the previous week’s gains. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 1.25%, the Dow fell 1.79%, and the NASDAQ dropped 1.65%.[1] Domestically, the data looks more positive. Friday’s July jobs report might have given the Federal Reserve the ammunition … Read more

Stocks End Week Up

Stocks snapped their losing streak and regained steam last week despite some soft data, posting weekly and monthly gains. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 1.16%, the Dow rose 0.69%, and the NASDAQ grew 0.78%.[1] July was a volatile month, with a tug-of-war between overseas and domestic data and concerns about a Greek exit … Read more