Examining the Upcoming Election

Letting history be a guide. On the brink of the first presidential debate and roughly a month before November 3, we’re sure you have questions about the upcoming election and the impact it will have on the financial markets. While it is nearly impossible to predict...

Cybersecurity during COVID-19

Understanding how to protect yourself from malicious cyber threats. COVID-19 has changed nearly every aspect of our daily lives, including how we work, socialize, and communicate. Unfortunately this also means many of us will be subject to a range of new cybersecurity...

Breaking Down the 2020 CARES Act

Understanding the $2 trillion stimulus package.  As you likely know, the federal government, led by Congress and signed into law by President Trump, recently passed a stimulus bill to help those affected by the devastating COVID-19 outbreak.  It is known as the...

The Equity Market: Q2 2019

In reversing some of the steadier seas seen in the first quarter, the second quarter of 2019 marked a return to a volatile environment more closely resembling the tail end of 2018. Despite a peak-to-trough decline in the S&P 500 in May (by about 7%), little...

The Bond Market: Q2 2019

About mid-June I received an interesting question from a colleague at Howe & Rusling—one that probably could have come at any point over the past few months, but with the end of the quarter looming, it seemed the perfect time. Retail sales growth picked back up....

Q1 2019 Equity Market: Cautiously Optimistic

The first quarter of 2019 was certainly easier to stomach than the one prior in which we experienced a dramatic sell-off to finish 2018. Refreshingly, the S&P 500 Index finished the first quarter up over 13%, recouping nearly all of its losses from the fourth...