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Monthly Market Update

Monthly Market Update

January 2022 Fourth Quarter and 2021 Recap It’s been another remarkable year for the S&P 500 Index. Not only did the index of large-cap U.S. stocks return a stunning 28.7%, nearly triple its long-term historical average, but for only the second time in market...

Monthly Market Update

January 2022 Fourth Quarter and 2021 Recap It’s been another remarkable year for the S&P 500 Index. Not only did the index of large-cap U.S. stocks return a stunning 28.7%, nearly triple its long-term historical average, but for only the second time in market...

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The Morning View: October 29, 2021

The Morning View: October 29, 2021

Announced this morning, Personal Income decreased -1.0% in September, a larger drop than expected which continues to reflect the impact of fiscal programs.  In addition, the Employment Cost Index, a measure of wages watched by the Federal Reserve, increased 1.3% in...

Mid-Month Market Perspectives

Mid-Month Market Perspectives

A New Quarter and the Inflation Wild Card Another historical (hysterical) market Unparalleled. That word might be a stretch to describe market actions this year, but given the strong follow-through earnings reports for the recent third quarter, it feels like...

The Effect of Parent Care on Financial Plans

The Effect of Parent Care on Financial Plans

BY: DAVID RUSSELL, CFP®, CSA® Vice President & Trust Officer  |  (601) 707-0008 Financial planning is a multi-disciplinary profession that follows a prescribed process of identifying the financial and aspirational goals of individuals and families and outlining a...

The Effect of Parent Care on Financial Plans

When Life Happens, Consider Revisiting Your Estate Plan

Over the last two calendar years, much of the discussion pertaining to estate planning has revolved around possible changes to the tax laws. While changes to tax laws certainly can and should prompt a review with your advisor, it’s much more common for major life...

The Effect of Parent Care on Financial Plans

Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Basics

If your estate is big enough, you should know how generation-skipping transfer taxes work, and how to avoid paying more than you must. Originally published on Kiplinger.com October 22, 2021   If you have ever sought the advice of an estate planning professional,...

The Morning View: October 29, 2021

The Morning View: October 19, 2021

In this morning’s data, Housing Starts were 1,555,000 in September, weaker than expected and a decrease of -1.6% from the previous month, partly due to fewer starts in multi-family homes. In addition, Building Permits were 1,589,000 in September, much weaker than...

The Effect of Parent Care on Financial Plans

W|W|W – Mind the [financial] gap

When given the opportunity to share insights with a Women | Wealth | Wellness focus for Financial Planning Month, my mind was left racing with possibilities. There are so many unique situations women face, and each has opportunities and challenges that must be met....

The Effect of Parent Care on Financial Plans

Third Quarter 2021 Investment Commentary

Market Recap A September slump put a pause on the global equity bull market. The S&P 500 Index dropped 4.7% for the month, developed international equities fell 2.9%, and emerging-market (EM) stocks dropped 4.0%. For the third quarter, the S&P 500 was up just...

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