STOCK MARKETS – Bad News…SOCIAL SECURITY & MEDICARE – Good News

 STOCK MARKETS – Bad News  SOCIAL SECURITY & MEDICARE – Good News   Rising Interest rates along with trade tensions pushed the markets lower for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down (4.08%), the S&P500 down (4.18%), the Russell Small Cap Index off (5.22%) and the Nasdaq Composite losing the least, down (3.74%). […]

Medicare Open Enrollment – Part D Drug Program Changes for 2019

  Medicare Open Enrollment Part D Drug Program Changes for 2019     The Medicare Open Enrollment period runs annually from October 15th through December 7th.  This is the time Medicare beneficiaries can shop and change their Part D Prescription Drug Program and can switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another. In addition, those […]

Interest Rates, the Fed, Unemployment Dent the Markets

Interest Rates, the Fed, Unemployment Dent the Markets   Longer dated US Treasuries moved up sharply after reports on unemployment and comments by our Federal Reserve Chairperson, Jerome Powell.   For the week, the S&P 500 was down (.40%), the Nasdaq Composite down (3.21%), the Small Cap Russell 2000 down (3.78%), while the Dow almost […]

Blog Reposted from August

Hi,   We would like to apologize for the delivery last night of the Blog: “Trade War Is In Place…Now What?”.     We had no intention for that Blog, which originally posted on August 13, 2018, to be sent to your inbox. It was an internal issue with the software we use. We are still […]

4th Quarter Begins! NAFTA, Musk, Earnings, GDP and More! *REVISED*

4th Quarter Begins! NAFTA, Musk, Earnings, GDP and More!     Today we kick off the 4th quarter of 2018. The 4th quarter has typically been the strongest season for stock market returns. If what’s happening this morning is an indication, we’ll be off to a good start. Interestingly last evening, I saw the futures […]