A Market Bounce Back – Will It Continue?

A Market Bounce Back – Will It Continue?   The market week ending Friday 2/16/2018 witnessed most major stock index averages rising over 4%. Certainly a significant move after a 10% correction the prior couple of weeks.   Two questions on many investors’ minds are: Is the correction truly over? Will the stock indexes form […]

Correction – WOW

Wow, That Was Fast!   Last Thursday, February 8, 2018 we entered “Correction” territory. A correction typically means an asset has declined by 10% in market value. This may be one of the fastest 10% corrections in history, bearing in mind that the Market Indexes hit their current year high, very recently on January 26th. […]

Market Pull-Back?

Market Pull-Back!! Market volatility for stocks and bonds over the past several weeks and months has pretty much been “north”. However, when stocks and bonds together increase in value over time, one has to expect a time when both asset classes will decrease in value. Last week was definitely one of those times.   Is […]

Required Minimum Distributions

Required Minimum Distributions   Why do we have Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) from our retirement accounts?   The purpose of the RMD rules is to ensure people do not accumulate retirement accounts, defer taxation, and leave these retirement funds as an inheritance. Instead, Required Minimum Distributions force the holder to withdraw a portion of the […]

Weekly Market Commentary – January 29, 2018

Weekly Market Update Presented by Paul Levin                                         General Market News The yield on the 10-year Treasury continued its rise from last week, opening at 2.69 percent early Monday morning, up from 2.64 percent last Friday. The 30-year also moved up, beginning the week at 2.94 percent. The “Fear of Missing Out” (FOMO) rally […]