Summer Market Outlook

Summer Market Outlook

After three fantastic years of stock market growth, the financial markets diverged mightily in the first half of 2022. Headlines reported it was the worst start to a year since 1962 as both the stock and bond markets declined from their highs. Normally, stocks and...
Insights Regarding Inflation

Insights Regarding Inflation

An economic reality on the minds of many these days is inflation.  Due to a worldwide pandemic, our economy was largely shut down.  Subsequently, money was distributed to the American people to avoid recession.  Now the challenge is that as demand...
MFS Webinar Notes

MFS Webinar Notes

On September 30th we had the chance to host a Zoom webinar with Jason Piper, Director at MFS Investment Management. We hosted a Q&A whereby listeners sent questions via Zoom’s “chat” function, and Brian Mars & Scott Jewett forwarded these questions to Jason....
Capital Group Mid-Year Outlook

Capital Group Mid-Year Outlook

The first half of 2021 experienced strong gains for equity investors, as US markets (as measured by the S&P 500) were up 14.4% and International markets (as measured by the MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (USD)) were up 9.2%. Many investors are asking questions like “How...
The Planning Process

The Planning Process

While the federal and local elections have been a primary focus for many of us lately, we thought this would be a good time to remember and review the core purpose and value of the work we provide:  Financial Planning.  There are many things we cannot...