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US markets had a positive second quarter, with the S&P 500 returning 3.43% and the Russell 2000 returning 7.75%. International developed markets declined 1.24% and Emerging Markets declined 7.96%.
So that’s what market volatility feels like! It has been a while since we’ve had dramatic swings in stock markets across the globe. But these past few months have been a reminder of how volatile markets can be.
Markets started strong in January, with the S&P 500 reaching an all-time high. Although economic indicators remained positive during the quarter, uncertainty regarding interest rates and trade policies loomed large.
There are many ways to make a fortune. You might inherit money, win the lottery or build a thriving business and sell it. You can also work hard in your career, save and invest with discipline. Making a fortune often includes elements of risk and luck.
After a long period of relative calm in the markets, the increase in stock market volatility in recent days has renewed anxiety for many investors.
With the help of a strong fourth quarter, 2017 gave investors a less volatile and record-shattering ride across nearly every major global asset class.
Many successful professionals, business owners and executives often ask for advice about charitable giving. This usually leads to a conversation about how their donations can have the most charitable impact while simultaneously taking advantage of all available tax benefits.
The donor-advised fund (DAF) has been around for a long time but has surged in popularity and use since the mutual fund family Fidelity Investments made them easy to set up and use at a reasonable cost in 1991. As…
The U.S. economy saw slightly weaker growth during the third quarter with a 2.7% GDP estimate, down from 3.10% during the second quarter.
Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, recently announced a security breach that compromised personal information of up to 143 million people. There is a good chance that your information, such as your Social Security number, birth date,…