U.S. MARKETS DOWN AS THE FED CUTS RATES, GM STRIKES AND THE WORLD DIGESTS THE ATTACKS ON SAUDI ARABIA U.S. stocks finished slightly lower last week after three consecutive weeks of gains whereas stocks overseas pulled back significantly The DJIA fell 1% and below that 27,000–threshold, whereas the S&P 500 and NASDAQ dropped 0.5% and […]
Living here in St. Louis it is so easy to feel a bit down-trodden when “St. Louis” hits the national news as one of the “Most Dangerous City in America” or some other negative press. Of course, for those of us who live here we know it is mainly the City of St. Louis, and […]
I want to share with you the kind of conversation I have with people far too often. Me: “You have completed your estate planning, correct?” Too Many People: “Yes, I have a Trust.” Me: “Are any assets actually in your Trust?” Too Many People: “I have a […]
U.S. MARKETS UP AS SMALL– AND MID–CAPS ALONG WITH TREASURY YIELDS MAKE BIG WEEKLY GAINS The U.S. stock markets moved up for the third week in a row, but this time it was the value-names leading over their growth counterparts and the small–and mid–cap names outpacing the larger–cap ones The DJIA led the way with […]
U.S. MARKETS UP SOLIDLY FOR SECOND WEEK IN A ROW, BUT INTERNATIONAL MARKETS PERFORM EVEN BETTER The U.S. equity markets ended green for the second week in a row, encouraged by no deterioration in U.S./China relations and encouraging economic data The S&P 500 and NASDAQ both moved up 1.8% and the DJIA gained 1.5% […]
There’s a lot to consider when making charitable donations. Of course, you want to maximize the positive impact to the charity, however, it’s also important to make sure you’re proceeding in a way that makes the most sense for you, your family, and your situation. You may want a vehicle that emphasizes immediate donor tax […]
MARKETS END AUGUST ON A POSITIVE NOTE AS CONSUMER SPENDING COMES IN HIGHER AND CONSUMER SENTIMENT DECLINES The major U.S. markets snapped their four–week losing streak as trade challenges with China cooled off, at least relative to the past couple of weeks The narrowly–defined, mega–cap DJIA led the way with a weekly return of 3.0%, […]
Join Barbara Archer and Sharon Fiehler, founder of ABC to CEO, as they discuss Barbara’s history as well as the importance of empowering girls and young women so they can not only make it to the C-Suite, but run it. Fierce from the beginning, you’ll hear how Barbara stood her ground in her first job […]
The prospect of long-term care (LTC) can be both emotional and overwhelming. Few want to acknowledge the possibility of an unexpected event—such as an accident, illness or general decline in health—that would necessitate these services, and LTC insurance and correlating products can be expensive and confusing. While the need for LTC services may seem improbable […]
MARKETS DOWN FOR FOURTH WEEK IN A ROW AS CHINA RETALIATES Stock markets were rebounding earlier in the week and looked poised to break their losing ways, but then China announced new retaliatory tariffs scheduled to take effect on September 1st and December 15th The tariffs imposed by China will range from 5% to 10% […]
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