Markets went for another wild ride last week, as major domestic indexes swung back and forth. By Friday, December 7, markets had posted their worst weekly performance since March – and the S&P 500 and Dow both moved into negative territory for 2018. Overall, the S&P 500 lost 4.60%, the Dow declined 4.50%, and the…Details
With the advancement of technology and medicine, we’re now living longer than ever. As you plan out your life, are you considering how long you might actually live? Most people aren’t considering their own longevity.
In this episode, Jim Black discusses …
U.S. markets ended a volatile month on a high note Friday. All three major indices posted impressive increases for the week, buoyed by news from the Fed Reserve and international trade. The S&P 500 jumped 4.85%, and the NASDAQ finished up 5.64% – both gains are almost 7-year highs. Meanwhile, the Dow experienced a 2-year…Details
You love your children and want to protect them from the big bad world of finance. It can be “rough and tough, and blow your house down” scary out there. You’ve provided for them for years and want to shelter them from all the financial mistakes and struggles you went through. As your adult children…Details
Last week was a tough one for markets. The S&P 500 dropped 3.79% and experienced its worst results during a Thanksgiving week since 1939. While the index officially entered correction territory on Friday, it closed 10.2% below its most recent record high. Meanwhile, the Dow and NASDAQ continued the downward trend, losing 4.44%, and 4.26%,…Details
Why are people so passionate about holding onto certain stocks?
In today’s episode, Jim Black explores the emotional side of investing and the risks that come with becoming too attached to your stocks.Investing in stocks can be a great way to accumulate …
Markets experienced more volatility last week, as perspectives on trade, tech, and retail pulled investor sentiment back and forth. Although domestic indexes were up on Friday, November 16, they still posted losses for the week. In all, the S&P 500 dropped 1.61%, the Dow declined 2.22%, and the NASDAQ gave back 2.15%. International stocks in…Details
Last week, markets experienced a 4-day winning streak before dropping on Friday, November 9. Despite those losses, domestic indexes posted gains for the week. The S&P 500 increased 2.13%, the Dow added 2.84%, and the NASDAQ was up 0.68%. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE had slight growth, ending the week up 0.20%. From interest…Details
Markets posted strong gains last week after struggling for much of October. The S&P 500 had its best weekly performance since May, and the NASDAQ had its first positive week since September. Despite domestic markets dropping on Friday, November 2, the S&P 500 added 2.42%, the Dow increased 2.36%, and the NASDAQ gained 2.65%. International…Details
Jim Black is back with part two of his mini-series: The Financial Planning Process. In part one, Jim outlined the technical aspects of the planning process, but part two is all about the emotional facets.
Jim has retired hundreds and hundreds of clients,…