Tag: retirement

Rise in Cases Inspires Turbulence – Weekly Update

June 29, 2020 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street A jump in COVID-19 cases dampened investor enthusiasm last week, sending stock prices lower on worries that rising infections could derail the economic recovery. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped 3.31%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 retreated 2.86%. The Nasdaq Composite Index lost 1.90% for the week. The MSCI […] READ MORE


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


Weekly Gains for Big Benchmarks – Weekly Update

February 18, 2020 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Daily headlines about the coronavirus had little impact on stock market averages last week. Earnings and mergers had more influence. All three Wall Street benchmarks improved. The Nasdaq Composite rose 2.21%, outpacing the S&P 500, up 1.58%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, up 1.02%. The MSCI EAFE index, which […] READ MORE


Retirement Planning Solutions for Women

January 27, 2020 | By Steven DiGregorio

Saving for retirement isn’t easy in ordinary circumstances. But with wage growth near non-existent and underemployment ridiculously high it becomes challenging for most and even harder for most women. According to a recent study, only 62 percent of women said they were saving for retirement, just 15 percent said they were saving enough and 22 percent […] READ MORE


Stocks End the Week Lower – Weekly Update

| By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stock prices fell last week as investors considered the potential health and economic risks of the flu-like coronavirus. Foreign stock markets, as tracked by the broad MSCI EAFE index, fell 1.03% for the week. Coincidentally, the S&P 500 lost exactly that much across a 4-day Wall Street trading week. The […] READ MORE


Phase-One Trade Deal Reached – Weekly Update

December 16, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street The U.S. and China announced a limited trade agreement last week. That news lifted U.S. and foreign stocks, leading to weekly gains. Advancing 0.91% on the week, the Nasdaq Composite outperformed the S&P 500 (up 0.73%) and Dow Jones Industrial Average (up 0.43%). The MSCI EAFE index, measuring the performance […] READ MORE


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