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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed the way tax is calculated. This week the IRS encourages everyone to perform a quick “paycheck checkup” to ensure you have the right amount withheld. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Tony Drake talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about a new tool to check your withholding and other important steps to take […]

Tax reform is officially in place. Over the next several months, the changes could start adding up. Financial professional Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about 5 smart money moves to consider now that it’s in effect. More than 90% of households will get a tax cut this year, and the IRS says we could […]

Domestic markets were up last week as tax reform became more likely. On Friday, multiple previously undecided Senators announced they would back the combined House and Senate bill, and stocks reacted by hitting new record highs. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.92%, the Dow added 1.33%, and the NASDAQ grew by 1.41%. International […]

As the holiday season progresses, the markets continue to impress. Last week, many energy, financial, and industrial sector stocks helped drive performance. Hitting record highs yet again, the S&P gained 0.35%, and the Dow jumped 0.40% for the week. Meanwhile, the NASDAQ fell slightly by 0.11%, and the MSCI EAFE rose 0.08%. Solid labor market […]

Markets went for a wild ride last week—especially on Friday. In fact, on December 1, the S&P 500 had its largest fluctuations since the day after the 2016 presidential election. Nonetheless, two of the major domestic markets hit new record highs on Thursday and ended the week with sizable gains. The S&P 500 added 1.53% […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

President Trump is promising one of the biggest tax cuts in American history, and his administration just released new details. The president plans to roll out his campaign promise of reducing from seven tax brackets to three and other steps to simplify the tax code. Tony Drake, CFP® talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about the plan […]