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Starting with the last week in July and for the first three weeks of August, investors celebrated that the S&P 500 had advanced for four consecutive weeks, culminating with it passing its pre-COVID peak from February 19th on August 17th.

For perspective, recall that the S&P 500 closed at a then r...

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August is National Wellness Month, an entire month where we can focus on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines on our way to a lifetime of wellness. And while we all intuitively know that simple, daily actions can have a big impact on our health, sometimes a few reminders can pro...

worst dgp drop ever

Remember back in late May when the Commerce Department reported that our U.S. economy shrank at an even faster pace than previously estimated in the first quarter of 2020 and consensus expectations suggested that the second quarter of 2020 would be far worse? Well, it happened.

On Thursday, July 3...

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You hear it all the time: you should make sure your retirement savings at least keep pace with inflation. But what is inflation and how does it really affect your retirement savings?

In simple terms, inflation is defined as an increase in the general level of prices for goods and services. Deflat...

A Record-Setting Quarter

Global equity markets continued their rebound from the dismal first quarter of 2020 and by the time the second quarter closed, the major U.S. indices had marched to record quarterly gains, including:

  • The DJIA recording its best quarter since the first quarter of 1987, wi...
young adults and those making less money are hardest hit by the pandemic

The United States Census Bureau has been collecting data in as close to real-time as possible in order to provide empirical insights into how Americans are really doing during COVID-19.

Dubbed the Household Pulse Survey, the Census Bureau started collecting this data on April 23rd and recently di...