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Monday
Jun292015

Money Talks – June 27, 2015

This week on "Money Talks," Matt Hames, CTFA, is joined by Managing Associate Charlie Holloway, CFP®, CDFA, and Research Analyst Nick Antonucci to discuss new and existing home sales, final first quarter GDP, oil inventories and personal income. Our experts also look at early retirement with reduced benefits in our case study. They also answer listeners' questions on zero coupon municipal bonds, the best day to invest and when the next market dip may happen.

  

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Monday
Jun292015

Case Study: Retire Early and Invest Reduced Benefits

Our experts discuss a case study of an individual who is considering retiring early and investing her reduced retirement benefit.

 

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Monday
Jun292015

Markets End Week Slightly Lower After Focusing on Greek Debt

The markets began the week on a positive note with Financial giants, such as Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and American Express, leading the gains. The markets also reacted to a variety of economic news as well as word that a Greek debt deal may finally see the light of day. Existing home sales ticked up in May with sales climbing 5.1% to 5.35 million. The NASDAQ closed at a new record level Tuesday, on prospects of a debt solution for Greece. Meanwhile, durable goods orders slipped 1.8% in May, while April's reading was revised down to a 1.5% decrease from a previous 1% dip. Trading closed in the red zone on Wednesday, with stocks selling off on news the International Monetary Fund had rejected Athens’ latest proposal. West Texas Intermediate crude fell 1.2%, to settle at $60.27 a barrel. On another note, real GDP declined 0.2% in the first quarter, according to a third estimate. The result was down from 2.2% growth in the prior quarter, but better than the second estimate of a 0.7% dip. Thursday's trading also ended lower. Initial jobless claims moved higher. Labor Department data showed an increase of 3,000 to 271,000 last week. Personal income activity jumped up in May, as income climbed 0.5%, matching April's upwardly revised gain. Spending ticked up 0.9%, following a slight 0.1% upswing in April. Indices closed out mixed on Friday. The Dow added some points while the S&P 500 and NASDAQ traded into red territory for the session. 

 

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Monday
Jun292015

Q&A Time: Zero Coupon Bonds, Market Dips and Timing the Market

Our experts address listeners’ questions on the use of zero coupon municipal bonds in non-retirement accounts, the best day to invest during the week, and when the next market dip may happen. They also discuss who to call when you have a complaint about your stock broker, and investments in Aegion Corp. and Primoris Services.

 

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Monday
Jun222015

Money Talks - June 20, 2015

This week on “Money Talks,” Ben Crowe, CFP®, CFA, CPA, and K.C. Smith, CFP®, join hosts Matt Hames, CFTA, and Troy Harmon, CFA, CVA, to discuss the market’s performance, news in mergers and acquisitions, and oil prices. The experts also discuss the considerations of a couple making the decision to have the wife stay at home after the birth of their first child. They look at the insurance considerations, tax implications and career opportunities. They also address listeners’ questions on water purification companies and investing in drone technology.

  

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Monday
Jun222015

Case Study: Financial Decisions in Becoming a Stay-At-Home Parent

Our experts discuss a case study of a family considering transitioning to a one-income family with a stay-at-home parent once their child is born.

 

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Monday
Jun222015

Despite a Red Friday, Markets End Week in Green Zone

Ben Crowe, CFP®, CFA, CPA, and K.C. Smith, CFP®, join hosts Matt Hames, CFTA, and Troy Harmon, CFA, CVA, to discuss the market’s performance, news in mergers and acquisitions, and oil prices. Energy stocks weighed heavily on the markets Monday with a dip in crude oil prices. Industrial production also decreased by 0.2% for May. Tuesday brought mixed news from the housing market. U.S. housing starts decreased 11.1% in May to an annual rate of 1.04 million, from a revised 1.17 million in April. Applications for new construction permits jumped 11.8% to a 1.28 million unit rate, marking its highest point since August 2007. Midweek saw the markets advance on Federal Reserve news, although commentary from the Federal Open Market Committee meeting showed little change. The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and said economic activity is expanding moderately. The central bank reduced its GDP forecast for the year to 1.8%—2.0%. On Thursday, the NASDAQ traded up to a new record level. Labor Department data showed a jump in consumer prices for May. The Consumer Price Index ticked up 0.4% versus estimates for an increase of 0.5%. The core CPI, which discounts food and energy, rose 0.1%, shy of forecasts of a 0.2% gain. On Friday, concerns over Greek debt weighed on the markets.

 

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Monday
Jun222015

Q&A Time: Water Purification and Drone Technology

Our experts address listeners’ questions on water purification companies such as, Pall Corp., York Water Co., and Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. They also discuss investing in drone technology through Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Google and General Electric.

 

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Monday
Jun152015

Money Talks – June 13, 2015

This week on “Money Talks” Ben Crowe, CFP®, CFA, C.P.A., joins Matt Hames, CTFA, and Troy Harmon, CFA, CVA, to discuss the week’s market performance, interest rates, oil inventories and import and export prices. The hosts spend time on a case study about a couple who own several investment properties, and have one that may be able to be classified as a second home. They also explore some overlooked tax deductions for taxpayers who own multiple homes. The experts also address listeners’ questions about PICO Holdings, Fidelity National Information Services, Rockwell Collins, ZELTIQ Aesthetics and MyRA.

  

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Monday
Jun152015

Case Study: Vacation Homes: Common Luxury, Complicated Taxes

Our experts spend time on a case study about a couple who own several investment properties, and have one that may be able to be classified as a second home.

 

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Monday
Jun152015

After Rough Start, Markets End Week in the Green

Ben Crowe, CFP®, CFA, C.P.A., joins Matt Hames, CTFA, and Troy Harmon, CFA, CVA, on “Money Talks” to discuss the week’s market performance, interest rates, oil inventories and import and export prices. The week began with markets closing in the red, followed by mixed results on Tuesday, as crude oil prices demanded attention from investors.  Commerce Department data showed wholesale inventories exceeded expectations, increasing by 0.4% in April. By mid-week, stocks gained on Greek debt news and a jump in crude oil. The European Central Bank boosted the amount the Greek central bank may loan to national banks to 83 billion euros, up from the previous limit of 80.7 billion euros. The upward climb continued on Thursday as data from the Department of Commerce showed retail sales increased 1.2%  in May. Crude oil took a breather Thursday. West Texas Intermediate crude slipped 1.1 percent to settle at $60.77 a barrel. Indices ended Friday's session in the red zone. Stocks dipped amid Greek uncertainty and other economic data. The Producer Price Index increased 0.5%, exceeding an anticipated 0.4% gain. In a preliminary reading for June, the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index hit 94.6, a respectable jump from May's final reading of 90.7. 

 

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Monday
Jun152015

Q&A Time: PICO Holdings, ZELTIQ Aesthetics, MyRA and More

This week our experts address listeners’ questions about PICO Holdings, Fidelity National Information Services, Rockwell Collins, ZELTIQ Aesthetics and MyRA.

 

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Monday
Jun082015

Money Talks – June 6, 2015

This week on “Money Talks” Dr. Gene Henssler is joined by Bil Lako, CFP®, Matt Hames, CTFA and Troy Harmon, CFA, CVA to discuss the Personal Income report, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, and Productivity and Costs. They also discuss the housing market and the low interest rate environment. Later in the show, they discuss a case study of a senior whose assets are likely to run out before his life expectancy. They discuss what breathing room a reverse mortgage might provide him. The experts also address listeners’ questions on spousal riders for long-term care policies and stocks Eli Lilly and Colgate-Palmolive. 

  

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Monday
Jun082015

Case Study: Considering a Reverse Mortgage 

Our experts look at a situation where a widower is considering a reverse mortgage to help ensure his assets last through his lifetime.

 

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Monday
Jun082015

Another Week With Red Results

After last week’s red zone ending, the markets opened Monday higher on favorable economic news. The ISM Manufacturing Index climbed to 52.8, from 51.5 in April, exceeding estimates of 51.8. Elsewhere, U.S. Personal Income ticked up 0.4% in April following flat activity in March. On Tuesday, reports showed Factory Orders declined in April, which sent the markets lower. New Orders for manufactured goods fell 0.4%, a deeper dip than expected. By mid-week, strong performance in the Financial sector led the markets higher. Elsewhere, the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, which covered activity from early April through mid-May, showed modest or moderate growth throughout most sectors. Labor markets improved or remained stable, with wages on a slight increase. On Thursday, a dip in Energy stocks weighed on the markets. That dip continued on Friday with poor performance in Telecom stocks. On another note, Labor Department data showed the economy added 280,000 jobs in May. Economists had expected an addition of 210,000 jobs. The unemployment rate edged up to 5.5% from 5.4%.

 

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Monday
Jun082015

Q&A Time: Insurance Riders, Colgate-Palmolive and Eli Lilly

We address listeners’ questions on the pros and cons of spousal riders for long-term care policies and weigh investments in Colgate-Palmolive and Eli Lilly. 

 

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Monday
Jun012015

Money Talks – May 30, 2015

This week on “Money Talks”, hosts Matt Hames, CTFA, and Troy Harmon, CFA, CVA, are joined by Nick Antonucci and K.C. Smith, CFP®, to discuss the up and down moves in the market during the holiday-shortened week. They discuss durable goods, consumer confidence and moves in the housing market. The experts also take a look at a case study of an individual who wants to reduce her estate under the federal estate tax exclusion to ensure her heirs inherit her wealth. They also answer listeners’ questions on stock buybacks, Target, Sally Beauty Holdings and our outlook for the Utilities sector.

  

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Monday
Jun012015

Case Study: Estate Reduction and Transferring Wealth

Our experts talk through a case study of an individual whose estate is beyond the federal estate tax exclusion amount and who wants to pass her wealth on to her heirs.

 

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Monday
Jun012015

Technology and Energy Stocks Push Markets Lower

During the holiday-shortened week, the markets dipped into the red zone. The Dow Jones Industrial Average began the week with its largest decline in nearly a month (1%), as all 30 Dow components lost ground. Technology stocks in the S&P 500 Index fell 1.4% dragging the index down. While Wednesday, the markets recovered some of the previous day’s gains, the markets were down again on Thursday with Energy stocks taking their toll on the S&P. Labor Department figures also showed a jobless claims uptick of 7,000 to 282,000. Economists had expected a decrease to 270,000 from a revised 275,000 the week prior. On Friday, economic data weighed on the markets when first-quarter gross domestic product was downwardly revised to negative 0.7% in a second estimate. Consumer confidence decreased slightly in May, as the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment index slipped 5.2 points to a six-month low of 90.7.

 

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Monday
Jun012015

Q&A Time: Stock Buybacks, Earnings, Beauty Supplies and Utilities

Our experts address listeners’ questions on stock buybacks, focusing on Target’s recent stock repurchase initiative and how it affected earnings. They also look at Sally Beauty Holdings and provide their outlook on the Utilities sector. 

 

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