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The Worst December Since the 1930s

Welcome to the Monthly Economic Update, it’s January 4, 2019 as of writing this article and what an absolute wild ride it’s been over the last quarter. In the last Monthly Economic Update in early December we were hoping for some sort of a Santa Claus rally and, of course, everything fell apart. The Worst […]

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Was this October Signaling the Next Bear Market?

This last month has been a pretty typical October. Two of the last three major bear markets have begun in the month of October and so many people are asking, “Was this October the signal of the next bear market to come?” It’s October 31st as of writing this and we’re going to talk about […]

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Strong Economy & Interest Rate Effects

It’s October 3rd as of writing this, and we’re officially into Fall. It’s been a hot summer for the markets with most of the major indices trading at record highs, with a few exceptions. The economy continues to do extremely well with unemployment low and more job openings than unemployed people. Housing still remains extremely […]

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2018 Half Time Report Now Available

2018 Half Time Report Now Available

The 2018 Half Time Report is now available in the Education Center! We know it’s a little past the halfway point this year, but we wanted to catch you up on the year so far and what’s to come for 2018. Dean talks about what’s going on in the economy and in the markets. He’ll […]

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Volatility & July GDP

Welcome to the Monthly Economic Update, I hope everyone had a great month and spent some time with their families. Summer is one my favorite times of the year because of the time I get to spend with my family. We had some interesting things transpire in the month of July, but I want to […]

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Interest Rates & Trade Wars

Interest Rates & Trade Wars Welcome to the Monthly Economic Update for the month of June 2018. It’s June 27th as of the day I’m writing this article. I’m getting ready for a family break here for the 4th of July holiday. Today, the stock market reversed a 285-point gain and as of this writing […]

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How Interest Rates & Valuations are Affecting the Markets

Welcome to the Monthly Economic Update, we’re not quite at the end of the month yet it’s May 24, 2018 as I write this so the data I use today is up through May 24th. As of today, the markets are down pretty substantially with President Trump writing a letter to Kim Jong-un putting the […]

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March Markets Were Like a Rollercoaster

March markets were like a rollercoaster… And if you don’t like rollercoasters, the month of March was not much fun for you. In fact, the whole first quarter of the year wasn’t a lot of fun if you don’t enjoy ups and downs in the market. There’s not many who do. We finished the quarter […]

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2018 State of the Markets Now Available

2018 State of the Markets Now Available

2018 State of the Markets Now Available Welcome to the State of the Markets address. It was a very rocky month of February with a lot of things going on and many people have questions regarding the recent market fluctuations. In this State of the Markets we will be discussing what happened in 2017, what […]

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Wage Inflation & A Volatile February

Wage Inflation & A Volatile February Welcome to our Monthly Economic Update. Well, I could be really sensational and say this is the worst February since 2009 and that’s true. However, let’s get to the point of exactly what happened in February 2018, why it happened, and what to expect. I will be releasing a […]

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