Stock market swings are tougher when you’re retired

The crazy market swings and slumps of the past 20 years were hard for anyone to stomach.  It’s one thing when you are working and earning a paycheck.  Time is on your side and you have the opportunity to buy “discounted” shares of the market.  It’s entirely another thing when [...]

January 24th, 2019|Categories: Retirement, Stocks|

Healthcare Demand Will Grow and Grow (part 2)

Last week I discussed the demographics driving American use of healthcare and its new technology. On average, we are living longer while generally enjoying better health. Many of us will eventually feel somewhat bionic through our high tech ceramic or metal spare part implants. In 1960 when current statistics began, [...]

August 16th, 2018|Categories: Investment Management, Retirement, Stocks|

Aaron addresses recent market declines

The water cooler topic of the week has probably been the dramatic movements downward in the stock market.  It’s been a wild ride, that’s for sure.  While scary, we hope to provide proper perspective. Market volatility has been historically low now for the better part of the past year. Not [...]

February 8th, 2018|Categories: Investment Management, News & Events, Stocks|

Aaron Pickert: Many positive factors heading into the new year

Everyone loves a good forecast.  Problem is they are hard to come by -- good forecasts.  Like the broken clock, they are likely to be right twice a day.  In reality, a positive market forecast has about a 70 percent chance of being right on the overall direction.  In most [...]

January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Economy, Stocks|

Ron Finke: Is this a bubble? A closer look.

Through last Friday’s markets close, the stock indexes have already had a great year. Dow, up 26; S&P 500, up 20; NASDAQ 100, up 31 percentages. Yes, we may still be only a Tweet away from disaster, but Mr. Market obviously has liked the change in business climate.   Other [...]

December 13th, 2017|Categories: Business, Economy, News & Events, Stocks|