Month: March 2017

March
27

Provided by: Your Family CFO Team

Markets Hate Uncertainty

Failure to pass the American Healthcare Act, which was supported by Republican leaders in Congress and President Trump, may have spooked U.S. stock markets last week. In an article titled, “How To Make Investing Decisions Based On Politics: Don’t,” Nasdaq.com reported controversy over the bill was “raising questions about [Republicans’] ability to focus on and…

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March
20

Provided by: Your Family CFO Team

Three Steps and No Stumble…

Technical analyst Edson Gould developed a market rule of thumb known as ‘three steps and a stumble.’ It states stock prices may fall after the Federal Reserve (Fed) raises the Fed funds rate three times in a row without a decline, according to Market Technicians Association. The idea is three increases show the Fed is…

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March
17

Provided by: Your Family CFO Team

Are you nearing 65 and would like some help with Medicare decisions?

Buttonwood Financial Group℠ has a relationship with a certified Medicare Benefits Counselor, who assists with claims and enrollments into Medicare Part D & Advantage Plans.  Annual enrollment period starts in mid-October and ends in early-December, but you can meet before the enrollment period to review your personal situation.  Another benefit they provide is assisting individuals…

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March
13

Provided by: Your Family CFO Team

Rate Hike Ahead… Maybe

Last week’s U.S. employment report was better than expected. The United States added 235,000 jobs in February, which was a few more than economists had forecast. It may seem counterintuitive, but the positive economic data helped push U.S. stock markets lower. The jobs report was a sign the American economy continues to be strong and…

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March
06

Provided by: Your Family CFO Team

Grand Slam!

Major U.S. stock markets were positively euphoric following President Trump’s speech on February 28. Optimism about the new administration’s pro-growth policies propelled the four major U.S. stock indices to record highs, despite a dearth of policy details, reported Financial Times. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why stocks have moved so far, so quickly. However, it…

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