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Monday, April 15, 2024

Stocks fell last week as investors sorted through conflicting inflation reports and assessed geopolitical tensions. Inflation Spooks Markets On Wednesday, the March Consumer Price Index (CPI) report rattled markets, revealing that...

Friday, October 13, 2023

The Fed’s ongoing pledge of “higher interest rates for longer” has rattled financial markets and raised the cost of everything from mortgages to credit cards. Now adding to tensions are the recent events in the...

Monday, July 31, 2023

  Hi, Kevin Campbell here with Peaks Financial Your kids might always be your little angels in your eyes, but in the eyes of the law, they become legal adults when they turn 18! And this shift in status can cause some serious...

Monday, July 24, 2023

If you're hesitant or unsure about making important investment choices, remember the advice from motivational speaker Brian Tracy: "Any decision is better than no decision at all."Not taking action when it comes to investing can have...

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Sometimes, a picture is worth 1,000 words. So I decided to include an image of the June Consumer Price Index (CPI) report to help put inflation in better perspective:Core CPI, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, rose just 0...

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Friday, June 16, 2023

Jerome Powell skipped an interest rate hike at the Fed’s June meeting, but the market isn’t buying what the Fed Chair is selling about what’s next with short-term rates.Powell signaled that two more rate increases may...

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Would it surprise you to hear that investors have moved past worrying about inflation? They have, at least for now.Wall Street has shifted its attention to Washington’s budget negotiations and how the debt ceiling will be...

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Jerome Powell is a man of his word. And the financial markets believe that's an excellent trait for the Federal Reserve Chairman.Powell told the financial markets to prepare for a 25 basis points increase in short-term rates in early...

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

As the financial markets sort through the banking sector's issues, speculators have adjusted their outlook for interest rates for 2023 and beyond.In the first table, you can see that on March 3, speculators were expecting the Federal...

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

March 2023 People who spend money on experiences, such as vacations or concerts, tend to be happier than those who spend money on material possessions. There is a sense of lasting satisfaction that experiences bring and material...

Thursday, December 22, 2022

While you probably already found your notice in the mail, you may be curious about the COLA increase happening for Social Security recipients in the New Year. Starting in January, beneficiaries will see an 8.7% increase to help offset...

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

The financial markets are complex systems. They can move from one event to the next so quickly that it's hard to know what’s driving prices.For example, look at the roundtrip oil prices in the chart below.Oil prices surged to...

Friday, December 16, 2022

The holiday season is upon us; from story time with sorely missed grandchildren to laughter with friends and family over long-cherished memories, there's little doubt that "the most wonderful time of the year" has arrived.For my family...

Monday, December 5, 2022

It appears that America’s corporate leaders are preparing for the worst while hoping for the best.Almost half of S&P 500 CEOs in second-quarter conference calls pointed to “recession” as a potential headwind in 2023....

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Over the years, the Fed has followed a similar pattern with interest rates. It raises interest rates, then pauses, so it can see how the economy is adjusting to the higher rates. The chart below shows the Fed’s pattern with...

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

October's Consumer Price Index (CPI) had some encouraging news for investors, but others asked, "Is this a game changer or another head fake?" While it's a bit early to know the answer, it was great to see that inflation rose at a...

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

So the IRS has released the New Limits for 2023 for contributions to your retirement accounts. Watch this three-minute video to find out what those limits are and how they'll affect you.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

The midterm elections are underway. In many states, ballots have been delivered and, in several cases, already returned by Americans exercising one of the most sacred of their Constitutional rights.Election Day is always the Tuesday...

Thursday, September 29, 2022

September 2022 Please reach out via phone or by replying to this email if you have questions, concerns, or to schedule an appointment.FACT: The S&P 500 gained +9.2% (total return) in July 2022 but remains down 12.6% YTD...

Friday, September 23, 2022

You may have heard the expression, “You can talk yourself into just about anything.” If that’s true, corporate America better watch out.As publicly traded companies report quarterly sales and earnings, they often...

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

We’re entering a tricky time of year: September and October have a reputation for bringing an extra measure of market volatility.Some of the stock market’s most challenging events have hit in September and October, and...

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

If you’ve felt like stock prices were a little more volatile in 2022 than in recent years, your “spidey senses” are right on the money.The S&P 500 has posted 81 daily moves of at least 1% through August. Of those...

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

What Do We Know So Far About Student Debt Relief?

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

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