Tag Archives: Retirement

Last week, the Dow, S&P 500, and NASDAQ again hit record highs. The midweek peaks fell by Friday, though market performance remained strong. By week’s end, the Dow dropped 0.27%, and the S&P 500 and NASDAQ dipped on Friday but closed up 0.54% and 1.19%, respectively. The MSCI EAFE finished with a 0.46% increase. Corporate […]

Weekly Update – July 17, 2017 Last Friday, stocks closed on more record highs. The S&P 500 rose 1.41% and the Dow climbed 1.04%—both closing at new peaks. The NASDAQ reported a 2.58% gain and the MSCI EAFE posted a 2.38% increase. Despite continuing headlines from Washington, the markets remain productive and strong. New Q2 […]

Mid-year is a great time to look over your finances. Staying on track can be tough. Financial professional Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 on about how to get your finances in order. He has five tips to get you ahead of the financial game before the end of the year! 1. Look at Your […]

The Fiduciary Rule impacts anyone saving for retirement, and that should be all of us! Financial professional Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about what this new rule means for investors. Some financial professionals, including broker dealers, insurances salespersons and advisors, are only held to the “suitability standard,” which requires them to make investment recommendations […]

Weekly Market Update – May 30, 2017 The markets marched ahead last week with the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ reporting all-time records, albeit just slightly above previous highs. The S&P rose 1.43% over last week, while the NASDAQ was up 2.08%. The Dow gained 1.32% and the MSCI EAFE gained 0.14% for the week. […]

Weekly Market Update: April 3, 2017 With the first quarter of 2017 now behind us, we have seen the three major indexes all gain more than 4.5% so far this year. In fact, the NASDAQ just experienced its best quarter since 2013 due to tech stocks driving growth. Despite closing down on Friday, the indexes […]

Spring only comes once a year, but a deep cleaning can help your home stay organized and uncluttered all year round. The same can be said for your finances! Financial advisor Mike Williams talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about 5 tips to spring clean your financial household: 1. Inspect Your Budget 2. Rake in Retirement Contributions […]

Our wallets are feeling a tighter pinch this year! From health insurance to grocery bills, a number of things are costing us more in 2017. Most Americans have less than $1,000 in savings, and a good chunk of people have no savings account at all. That’s dangerous territory when the next expensive car or home […]

Weekly Market Update: January 23, 2017 A new presidential era began with Donald Trump’s inauguration, and the market reaction was far more restrained than its response to his election. For weeks after the presidential election, we saw markets defy expectations and post significant gains. In fact, the Dow grew by over 1,500 points between November […]

Weekly Market Update: December 27, 2016 In the last full trading week of 2016, domestic markets were relatively quiet, with many people out of the office for the holidays. Nonetheless, all three major domestic indexes ended the week in positive territory. The S&P 500 was up 0.25%, the Dow gained 0.46%, and the NASDAQ added […]