In this month’s recap: Stocks rally as early data suggests the health impact of Omicron was less severe than initially feared. U.S. Markets Stocks rallied in December as early data suggested that the health impact of the Omicron variant was less severe than initially feared. The Dow Jones Industrial Average picked up 5.38 percent, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gained 4.36 percent. The Nasdaq Composite lagged, climbing 0.69 percent.1 Omicron Worries Stocks got...
In this month’s recap: Stock prices notched solid gains as a strong start to the corporate earnings season fired up investors. U.S. Markets A strong corporate earnings season renewed investor enthusiasm for stocks and propelled the market to healthy gains in October. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 5.84 percent while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose 6.91 percent. The Nasdaq Composite led, surging 7.27 percent.1 Powerful One-Two Punch After a difficult September, the...
Thinking about donating? Think of these choices. The year is winding down, and you may be thinking of giving. In fact, you may want to explore the different ways in which you can donate to a charity or non-profit organization, apart from just making a cash gift. Consider some of the alternatives. Keep in mind this article is for informational purposes only. It's not a replacement for real-life advice. Make sure to consult your tax...
In this month’s recap: Stocks hit some turbulence, turning cautious amid slowing economic growth, and policy debate in Washington. U.S. Markets The stock market hit a pocket of turbulence in September, with investors turning cautious amid Delta variant infections, slowing economic growth and ongoing policy debate in Washington. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.29 percent while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index lost 4.76 percent. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 5.31 percent.1 Sour Sentiment Investor...
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Here are some things you might consider before saying goodbye to 2021. What has changed for you in 2021? For some, this year has been as complicated as learning a new dance. Did you start a new job or leave a job behind? That’s one step. Did you retire? There’s another step. If notable changes occurred in your personal or professional life, then you may want to review your finances before this year ends and...