Tag: income

Suddenly Single? Start Fresh: Protect Finances

June 17, 2020 | By Steven DiGregorio

Losing a spouse through death or divorce can be emotionally devastating and is often a difficult time to make important life decisions. Yet it’s this very time that attention needs to be paid to important financial matters such as retirement assets, budgeting on a single income, appropriate insurance, or reviewing Social Security benefits.  Should you become […] READ MORE


New Records and Changes- Weekly Update

September 25, 2018 | By Steven DiGregorio

Last week brought new tariffs and data, and another look at changes coming to equity classifications. Overall, the S&P 500 gained 0.85% and the Dow was up 2.25%, while the NASDAQ dropped 0.29%.[1] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE had sizable growth, posting a 2.89% increase.[2] A Look Back: Last Week’s Tariffs and Mixed Housing Data […] READ MORE


Looking Beyond Politics – Weekly Update

December 4, 2017 | By Steven DiGregorio

Markets went for a wild ride last week—especially on Friday. In fact, on December 1, the S&P 500 had its largest fluctuations since the day after the 2016 presidential election. Nonetheless, two of the major domestic markets hit new record highs on Thursday and ended the week with sizable gains. The S&P 500 added 1.53% […] READ MORE


Stocks Mixed, Fed Changes Policy – Weekly Update

September 25, 2017 | By Steven DiGregorio

Domestic indexes were mixed last week, as the Dow gained 0.36%, the S&P 500 eked out a 0.08% increase, and the NASDAQ lost 0.33%. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE added a solid 0.68%. Domestic indexes were mixed last week, as the Dow gained 0.36%, the S&P 500 eked out a 0.08% increase, and the NASDAQ […] READ MORE


Markets Bounce Back – Weekly Update

August 29, 2017 | By Steven DiGregorio

After several weekly losses, the major domestic indexes all ended in positive territory on Friday, August 25. The S&P 500 gained 0.72%, the Dow was up 0.64%, and the NASDAQ added 0.79% for the week.[1] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE also increased by 0.58%.[2] Last week provided a number of economic updates, and a report […] READ MORE


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Dividends & Income: Smart Investing

April 25, 2016 | By Steven DiGregorio

It’s easy enough to buy low and sell high when the stock market moves up and down.  But how do you profit as an investor when the market is sideways? A market with no definable direction is known as  a horizontal, flat or sideways market. This defines a period in which prices waver within a narrow […] READ MORE


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