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Monthly Economic Update: January 2019

Domestic Economy Strong, But Signs Emerge of Slowdown Overseas Eurozone growth waning; trade uncertainty impacts manufacturing  A strong jobs report and an uptick in the nation’s manufacturing economy were among January’s highlights, indicating that the U.S. economy is still…

Retirement

Traditional vs. Roth IRA’s

Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans. IRAs can be an important tool in your retirement savings belt, and whichever you choose to open could have a significant impact on how those…

Market News

Quarterly Economic Update: Q4 2018 Wrap Up

U.S. Economic Data Strong for Jobs, Mixed Picture for Manufacturing, Services Sectors Federal Reserve Taking Wait and See Approach to Tightening Cycle in U.S.   If market watchers were worried about recession fears from early January’s weaker-than-expected manufacturing reports,…

Retirement

A Retirement Fact Sheet

Some specifics about the “second act.” Does your vision of retirement align with the facts? Here are some noteworthy financial and lifestyle facts about life after 50 that might surprise you.   Up to 85% of a retiree’s Social Security…

Market News

U.S. Manufacturing Sector Showing Signs of Deceleration

Most recent IHS Markit, ISM reports reveal slower demand growth, continued trade, tariff concerns. The new year is off to a rocky start on the economic data front with a string of manufacturing reports coming in below economists’ forecasts.…