Drake & Associates Blog

20Nov 2017

Weekly Market Update – November 20, 2017 Domestic stock performance varied last week, with the S&P 500 and Dow losing ground for the 2nd straight week, while the NASDAQ posted gains. By Friday, the S&P 500 had dropped 0.13%, the Dow gave back 0.27%, and the NASDAQ gained 0.47%. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE […]

14Nov 2017

It’s easy to tell our kids “It’s better to give than receive.” But it can be much harder to get them to actually believe it. When the holidays roll around, most kids are too busy writing their letters to Santa to think about what they’re giving to others. Financial advisor Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s […]

13Nov 2017

Weekly Update – November 13, 2017 After posting gains every week since September, U.S. stocks declined by market’s close on Friday. The S&P 500 and Dow ended their longest stretch of weekly increases since 2013, and the NASDAQ ended its own 6-week streak. By November 10, the S&P 500 declined 0.21%, the Dow was down […]

10Nov 2017

Drake & Associates, LLC is committed to providing you with quality retirement and financial planning information so you can potentially make informed decisions and stay ahead of the curve. In this video, we will cover main topics that were part of the economic headlines in the last month and how those headlines influenced the markets […]

06Nov 2017

Weekly Update – November 6, 2017 Once again, the markets ended the week in positive territory — and all 3 major domestic indexes hit new record highs. The S&P 500 added 0.26%, and the Dow was up 0.45%, with both indexes notching their 8th straight week of growth. The NASDAQ was up for the 6th […]

02Nov 2017

Daylight Saving Time gives us an extra hour to do whatever we want. Will you sleep in or will you use this time to save some money? Financial professional Brad Allen talked with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 and has 5 things you can do in 60 minutes or less that will save you big time down the […]

30Oct 2017

Weekly Market Update – October 30, 2017 Another week, another round of positive market performance. The 3 major domestic indexes again ended the week with gains and new record highs. The S&P 500 rose 0.23% and marked a 7th-straight week of increases—its longest string of weekly gains in almost 3 years. The Dow added 0.45%, […]

24Oct 2017

Talking about money with kids isn’t always easy. But you can use a holiday like Halloween to get creative and start that important conversation. Financial advisor Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about four ways kids can learn valuable money lessons this Halloween. Halloween isn’t a holiday focused around gifts but Americans are spending a […]

23Oct 2017

Weekly Update – October 23, 2017 Last week, all 3 major U.S. markets hit record highs once again. The Dow added 2.00% to notch both intraday and closing records, the S&P 500 rose 0.86%, and the NASDAQ gained 0.35%. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE dipped by 0.32% for the week. On Thursday evening, the […]

16Oct 2017

Weekly Update – October 16, 2017 Last Friday, all 3 major domestic indexes continued their streak of weekly gains and record highs. The S&P 500 added 0.15%, and the Dow was up 0.43%. Meanwhile, both indexes posted their 5th weekly gain in a row. In addition, the S&P 500 and Dow each hit intraday trading […]

10Oct 2017

A good chunk of people have no savings account at all. That’s dangerous territory when the next expensive car or home repair or unexpected medical bill could be right around the corner. Financial advisor Brad Allen talks to Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about ways you can trick yourself into saving. Put your finances on autopilot – Automatic […]

09Oct 2017

Weekly Market Update: October 9, 2017 This Monday, October 9, marks the 10-year anniversary of the S&P 500’s highest point before the Great Recession. While the ensuing decade has provided quite a rocky road for the markets at times, the recovery is undeniable. The S&P 500 is now double its peak 10 years ago. In […]