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Monday
Mar302015

Money Talks - March 28, 2015

This week on “Money Talks,” Dr. Gene and Troy Harmon, CFA, are joined by Jennifer Thomas, CFP®, to discuss the market’s rough week. Economic releases for the week included the Consumer Price Index, New Home Sales and Durable Goods. The experts discuss a case study of a couple who are wondering if they should pay off their mortgage before they retire or if they should refinance and carry a mortgage through retirement. Listener questions on Series EE bonds and railroad transportation company Union Pacific Corp are also answered.

  

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Monday
Mar302015

Case Study: Should We Pay Off Our Mortgage Before Retirement?

Our experts focus on a case study of a couple considering paying off their mortgage before they retire.

 

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Monday
Mar302015

Markets Drop More Than 2% During Rough Week

Dr. Gene and Troy Harmon, CFA, are joined by Jennifer Thomas, CFP®, to discuss the market’s rough week. On both Monday and Tuesday, the markets saw light trading while the Consumer Price Index showed consumer prices increased 0.2% in February. The core CPI, which excludes energy and food, ticked up 0.2%, twice what economists were expecting. Midweek investors showed their concern over the rising dollar. On Friday, Commerce Department data showed the third and final fourth-quarter GDP reading remained at 2.2%, though shy of an expected uptick to 2.4%.  The final University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index registered a reading of 93, well above the preliminary 91.2, but down from February's 95.4 reading.

 

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Monday
Mar302015

Q&A Time: Series EE Bonds and Union Pacific Corp

Our experts address listeners’ questions on using Series EE bonds for education savings and whether one should consider an investment in transportation company Union Pacific Corp.

 

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Monday
Mar302015

Stock Market and Rising Interest Rates

Director of Research, Troy Harmon, CFA, and Dr. Gene Henssler discuss what we think may happen to the stock market when interest rates rise.

 

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Monday
Mar232015

Money Talks – March 21, 2015

This week on “Money Talks,” Dr. Gene is joined by Bil Lako, CFP®, Troy Harmon, CFA, and Matt Hames, CTFA to discuss the latest minutes from the last Federal Open Market Committee meeting, residential construction and the Producer Price index. The hosts focus this week’s case study on a question from a student at Kennesaw State University on paying down student loans early or saving the money for a down payment. Listener questions include biotechnology company Biogen Idec, investing with the NASDAQ near 5,000 and why mutual funds’ NAV drops after a dividend payout. 

  

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Monday
Mar232015

Case Study: Paying Off Debt or Saving for the Future

Our experts focus on a case study of a young family deciding whether to pay down their student loans early or save for a future down payment.

 

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Monday
Mar232015

Markets End Week Slightly Up 

Dr. Gene is joined by Bil Lako, CFP®, Troy Harmon, CFA, and Matt Hames, CTFA to discuss the latest minutes from the last Federal Open Market Committee meeting, Residential Construction and the Producer Price index.  Stocks rallied following Federal Reserve comments on Wednesday. Though the word "patient" was missing from Federal Open Market Committee meeting comments, no rate hike is planned for the immediate future. Oil prices also drove the markets this week settling at $46.57 a barrel on Friday.

 

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Monday
Mar232015

Q&A Time: Investing at Market Highs and Biotechnology

The “Money Talks” hosts address a listener’s concern about investing with the NASDAQ near 5,000 and address another listener question on global biotechnology company Biogen Idec.

 

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Monday
Mar232015

Why Mutual Funds’ NAV Drops After a Dividend Payout

Our experts explain how mutual funds work and the effect a dividend payout has on a fund’s net asset value. 

 

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Monday
Mar162015

Money Talks - March 14, 2015

This week on “Money Talks” Dr. Gene Henssler is joined by Bil Lako, CFP®, Troy Harmon, CFA, and Matt Hames, CTFA, to discuss Wholesale Trade, the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, and mortgage rates. They talk about strengthening dollar, and how it may affect manufacturing, earnings, exports and the stock market. The experts also explore a case study of a couple trying to determine when to take Social Security benefits. Listeners’ questions on incentive stock options and Take-Two Interactive Software and King Digital Entertainment round out the show.

  

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Monday
Mar162015

Case Study: Deciding When to Take Social Security Benefits

Our experts follow a case study of a couple deciding when to begin taking Social Security benefits.

 

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Monday
Mar162015

Dow and S&P 500 Had Their Third Straight Week of Losses

Last week the Dow and S&P 500 had their third straight week of losses, which sent both back into negative territory for the year. The dollar continued to gain strength, hitting $1.06 against the euro (its highest level since January 2003), while the price of oil, which had been above $50 a barrel at the beginning of the month, fell to roughly $45. The experts also discuss Wholesale Trade, the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, mortgage rates.

 

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Monday
Mar162015

Q&A Time: ISOs and Game Developers

The “Money Talks” hosts answer a listener’s question on evaluating incentive stock options as part of his compensation package. They also address a question on game developers Take-Two Interactive Software and King Digital Entertainment.

 

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Monday
Mar162015

The Rising Dollar

The “Money Talks” experts discuss how the rising dollar affects the consumer, manufacturing, earnings, exports and products like Apple.

 

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Monday
Mar092015

Money Talks – March 7, 2015

This week on “Money Talks,” Matt Hames, CTFA, Troy Harmon, CFA, and Charlie Holloway, CFP®, CDFA™ discuss the major economic releases from the week, including Personal Income and the Manufacturing and Services indices. Our experts take a look at a case study of a professional who desires help with her investments and needs to decide on the type of financial professional she want to work with. They also answer listeners’ questions on the energy intensity of GDP, Silgan Holdings, Inc., Amdocs Ltd., and beneficiary designations for singles.

  

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Monday
Mar092015

Case Study: Selecting a Financial Professional: Brokers and Advisers

Our experts take a look at a case study of a professional who desires help with her investments and needs to decide on the type of financial professional she want to work with.

 

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Monday
Mar092015

Week Ends Slightly Down Despite Record Highs Reached on Monday

The “Money Talks” hosts discuss the second estimate of GDP for the fourth quarter of 2014, Personal Income, ISM Manufacturing and Services Indices, and Productivity & Costs. Early in the week the Dow and S&P 500 traded up to new record highs. The NASDAQ tacked on gains to close above the 5,000 level for the first time in 15 year. Stocks slipped mid-week, while the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book showed economic activity expanded in all 12 districts, with wage growth concentrated in specific industries.

 

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Monday
Mar092015

Q&A Time: Energy Intensity of GDP, Silgan Holdings and Beneficiary Designations

Our experts answer listeners’ questions on energy intensity of GDP, Silgan Holdings’ offer to repurchase shares, Amdocs Ltd., and beneficiary designations for singles.

 

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Monday
Feb232015

Money Talks - February 21, 2015

This week on “Money Talks,” Dr. Gene is joined by Bil Lako, CFP®, Matt Hames, CTFA, and Troy Harmon, CFA, to discuss Federal Open Market Committee minutes, Industrial Production figures and the Producer Price Index. The experts also discuss earnings from Fossil Group, Flowserve and Duke Energy. In the week’s featured case study the hosts discuss the merits of converting assets in an IRA to a Roth IRA for a couple in their 60s who are still working. The experts discuss the tax implications and the breakeven point. The experts also revisit last week’s discussion on high-yield maturing bond exchange-traded fund portfolios based of a listener’s follow up question.

  

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