Scannell Wealth Market Commentary May 25, 2017 ________________________________________________________________ THE MARKETS How much is too much? There has been no shortage of drama since the new administration took office – legislative setbacks, controversial hiring and firing, and fiery tweets on various topics. Regardless, U.S. investors and markets remained stalwart until last […]
THE MARKETS Does performance tell the whole story? American stock markets have delivered some exceptional performance in recent years. Just look at the Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) Index. Barron’s reported the S&P 500, including reinvested dividends, has returned 215 percent since April 30, 2009. The index is currently trading 50 percent […]
Looking Downstream by Tim Scannell After a long afternoon of walking the Yampa River and looking for a mythical rainbow trout, I was finally able to locate, hook and guide a beautiful rainbow trout to my net. The challenge was exhilarating as I stumbled down river like Brad Pitt in A River Runs Through It […]
THE MARKETS Is it complacency? Exuberance? Uncertainty? Exhaustion? Insight? Intuition? Last week, all three major U.S. stock markets gained value and two reached new record highs. On the face of it, that’s great news for stock investors. However, if you look below the surface, the markets’ upward trend may have you scratching your […]
If you’ve been connected to any media outlets, especially related to politics, then I’m sure you have heard of the new developments by the Trump Administration to overhaul the tax code. On Wednesday, April 26, Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin announced an outline for the proposed tax plan. I’m here to help you understand […]
THE MARKETS It was a good week to own stocks. Not all financial news was good news last week, but that didn’t prevent U.S. stock markets from moving higher. Barron’s reported on the good news: “This past week, welcome political news from Europe, a batch of stellar corporate-earnings reports, and a concrete […]
THE MARKETS Last week, investors multi-tasked, pushing both U.S. bond and stock markets higher. In March, the Federal Reserve raised the Fed funds rates for the second time in three months. Typically, we would expect interest rates to rise and bond prices to fall, but interest rates have been falling and bond prices […]
THE MARKETS And the survey said… In late 2016, Natixis Global surveyed 500 institutional decision makers representing corporate pension plans, public pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, foundations, and endowments. Survey participants said market volatility, geopolitics, and interest rates were their top risk concerns for 2017. So far, U.S. stock markets […]
THE MARKETS U.S. stock markets are sending mixed signals. If you look at the performance of the CBOE Volatility Index (a.k.a. the VIX or fear gauge), which is a measure of market expectations for volatility in the near future, it appears all is well and investors expect no unexpected events. Barron’s explained: […]
As we watch the replays of the final week of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, I’m once again asking myself how I could have gotten my picks so wrong! I watched games, looked at statistics and thought I was making objective and intelligent selections, but in hindsight my biases got the best of me! Why […]
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Managing Director and Partner with Scannell Wealth Management at HighTower, shares his thoughts on entrepreneurship and small business ownership with you each week! Located in Valparaiso, IN, Tim serves on several local and regional boards in support of entrepreneurs and business owners.
is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Certificant at Scannell Wealth Management. He is also a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves with a passion for fiduciary wealth management. Through The Market Recruit, Wes shares his advice and thoughts on the investing and financial planning for newlyweds, millennials and entrepreneurs.
is the Manager of Financial Planning at Scannell Wealth Management. He is a CPA as well as a Registered Representative John has worked 2 years as a CPA at a private firm and 6 years at the IRS. Framing success is a blog that will illuminate and clarify many aspects of tax planning and investments. Through John’s experience, he will provide insight into the inner workings of the tax industry.
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