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Monday, April 15, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks broke out of a narrow range on Friday following news that two major banks grew their bottom line in the first quarter. For the week, the S&P 500 rose 0.79%; the Nasdaq Composite, 0.91%. The Dow Jones...

 

Monday, April 8, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks just posted their second straight weekly gain. Investors were encouraged by the latest jobs report and new signs of progress on a U.S.-China trade deal. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 1.17% in...

 

Monday, April 1, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks ended last week higher as volatility slowed, completing their best quarter since 2009. A Friday tweet from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin encouraged investors, referring to "constructive" discussions...

 

Monday, March 25, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Friday, the yield of the 3-month Treasury bill exceeded the yield of the 10-year Treasury note for the first time in 12 years. For some analysts, this "inverted yield curve" may imply a short-term lessening of...

 

Monday, March 18, 2019

The Week on Wall Street The big story last week was the sudden grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 passenger jets in dozens of countries. The financial effects of this ban could potentially impact the airline industry and segments of...

 

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Monday, March 11, 2019

The Week on Wall Street As in February, investors spent most of the first full trading week of March hoping for new details in U.S.-China trade negotiations. While they waited, stock benchmarks drifted downward. From Monday's open to...

 

Monday, March 4, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks lost a little ground as February gave way to March. While domestic and overseas political developments made headlines, the market stayed relatively calm: from Monday's open through Friday's close, the...

 

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks rallied last week as optimism about a potential U.S.-China trade deal grew. The S&P 500 advanced 0.80% during the 4-day trading week to 2,792.67. The Nasdaq Composite improved 0.86% to 7,527.54, and the...

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks ended a good week on a high note, as hints of progress in U.S.-China trade talks encouraged investors. When the closing bell rang Friday, the S&P 500 settled at 2,775.60, after rising 2.50% in five days....

 

Monday, February 11, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Major U.S. stock benchmarks eked out slight gains last week, with corporate profit reports and news about U.S.-China trade negotiations vying for investor attention over five trading sessions. The big three...

 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Last week closed out one of stocks' top January performances in years. In fact, both the S&P 500 and Dow posted their best January results in at least 3 decades.[1] For the week, major domestic indexes were also up. The S&P 500 gained...

 

Monday, January 28, 2019

For the first time in months, U.S. markets experienced little movement last week.[1] The Dow and NASDAQ did have their 5th week of gains in a row, but their increases were small: 0.12% and 0.11%, respectively. Meanwhile, the S&P 500...

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

U.S. markets were up again last week, as major domestic indexes posted their 4th weekly gains in a row.[1] In fact, the S&P 500 was no longer in correction territory at Friday's close - and was in the middle of its best yearly start...

 

Monday, January 14, 2019

After months of volatility, markets relaxed a bit last week. For the first time since October, the S&P 500 went 5 days without a 1% gain or loss.[1] The Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, also fell to lower than 20 - in December, it...

 

Monday, January 7, 2019

U.S. markets experienced more wild sessions last week before ending in positive territory as the recent turbulence continued. In fact, we are currently in the middle of some of the most volatile market performance in more than eight...

 

Monday, December 31, 2018

The close of the year provides an opportunity for investors to step back and consider the wider financial landscape. This week, we're reviewing some key issues that defined 2018, as well as some factors that may influence financial...

 

Monday, December 24, 2018

Last week, domestic markets had some of their worst performance in 10 years.[1] The S&P 500 lost 7.05%, the Dow declined 6.87%, and the NASDAQ dropped 8.36%. All three indexes have now lost at least 8% in 2018.[2] On Friday, December...

 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Last week brought more volatility to the markets. While domestic indexes had some rallies as positive trade news emerged earlier in the week, by Friday, December 14, they had erased any gains. The last time major U.S. indexes ended in...

 

Monday, December 10, 2018

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...

 

Monday, December 3, 2018

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.[1] The S&P 500 jumped 4.85%, and the NASDAQ...

 

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Surfing the web can be like catching the best wave of media buzz. But if you aren’t a seasoned surfer, you can go under pretty quickly. That’s why knowing some helpful tricks can prevent hackers from attaching to your URL...

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 UBER is a new form of transportation hitting the roads and taking transportation by storm. But who is insuring those vehicles? How much coverage do those owners have and would it protect you if they had an...

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Ice dams are caused from melting snow and ice on your roof. The snow melts, and once the melt refreezes in your gutters and downspouts, the ice dam starts to form. Although we can’t always prevent the...

 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018 It isn’t hard to stay safe while clearing snow. Taking simple safety precautions will help you avoid unnecessary injury this winter. Snow Blower Safety Snow removal can be hard on the body when you have...

 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving is a time for food, family and fun. But before everyone gathers for the meal, food preparations must be safe and healthy. Preparing foods at proper temperatures will ensure that the meal is bacteria free. Properly thawing...

 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 As the holidays round the corner, many families decorate to spread some cheer and make their homes more festive. While holiday decorations can be fun and beautiful, they can also present fire hazards. To...

 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015 Now that the weather is getting warmer and people are starting to get out more, it is hard to tell sometimes whether that sniffling and general blah feeling you’ve been experiencing is due to more human...

 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015 Being in the auto insurance business, we are often asked whether or not certain myths about auto insurance are true or if they are just as we stated: myths. Some of the more common misconceptions include:...

 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015 Going on a spring break trip can be very exciting and fun when it is planned correctly. Things can go wrong quite easily when safety is not a top priority. Here are some things to keep in mind to help keep you...

 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015 There are many reasons why you may want to plant a native garden this year. The most common reasons why people do it are: Native plants are more readily available. Because they grow naturally in your area, you may...

 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015 When you are in the market for insurance, you probably hear a lot of different bits of advice. As with any topic, there are good bits and there are bad bits. Distinguishing between the two can be the tricky...

 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015 UBER is a new form of transportation hitting the roads and taking transportation by storm. But who is insuring those vehicles? How much coverage do those owners have and would it protect you if they had an...

 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015 According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, this cold weather and snow we have been having lately will be ending mid month leading into a warmer-than-normal spring in April and May and then a...

 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015 An umbrella insurance policy can be a wonderful asset to your insurance package if and when claims come in. Adding an umbrella policy to your current homeowners policy or business policy can increase your...