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Monday
Apr202015

Money Talks – April 18, 2015

This week on “Money Talks,” the hosts discuss the week’s market moves Industrial production, the producer price index and the Fed’s Beige Book. They also cover McDonald’s wage increase and housing news. Our experts also take a closer look at the robo-advisor trend in this week’s case study about an investor who is considering a robo-advisor for his retirement portfolio.

  

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Monday
Apr202015

Case Study: Would You Trust A Robot With Your Money?

Our experts explore a case study of a do-it-your-self investor who is approaching retirement and is considering switching to a robo-advisor to manage his money.

 

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Monday
Apr202015

Market Roundup: Markets Sharp Decline Driven by Overseas Events

The “Money Talks” hosts cover the week’s market moves Industrial production, the producer price index and the Fed’s Beige Book, which covered activity from mid-February through March, showed modest-to-moderate growth in most districts, while labor continued to improve or remained stable. On Wednesday, industrial production dipped 0.6 percent in March. On Thursday, turbulent trading led to an afternoon downsizing. Stocks traded lower on Friday, following market sell-offs in Europe and Asia. Meanwhile, consumer confidence is up this month. The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index jumped to 95.9 in the first half of April, from a reading of 93 in March. A sharp decline propelled by events overseas on Friday left U.S. stocks lower for the week.

 

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Monday
Apr202015

Q&A Time: Natural Food Trends and Lumber Liquidators

Our experts answer listeners’ questions on the better play for the natural, organic food trend: United Natural Foods or Whole Foods, and whether Lumber Liquidators will rebound from their recent product scandal.

 

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Monday
Apr132015

Money Talks – April 11, 2015

This week on “Money Talks,” Dr. Gene is joined by Matt Hames, CTFA, Charlie Holloway, CFP®, CDFA™, and Troy Harmon, CFA, to discuss the Nonmanufacturing Index, Job Openings and Labor Turnover, FOMC minutes from the March meeting, and oil inventories. The show’s featured case study focuses on the equitable division of assets during a divorce, and how financial planning can help prior to, during and after the divorce. The experts also answer listeners’ questions on tax records and reporting, defense contractors Raytheon and Boeing, Core-Mark Holdings and MEDNAX.

  

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Monday
Apr132015

Case Study: Financial Future after Divorce

We focus on a case study of a divorcing couple that are defaulting to a 50/50 split of assets based on their current value. While it may be a 50/50 split today, it may not be an equitable division of assets in the near future.

 

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Monday
Apr132015

Market Roundup: Positive Week for Markets as Earnings Season Begins

The “Money Talks” hosts discuss the Nonmanufacturing Index, Job Openings and Labor Turnover, Federal Open Market Committee minutes from the March meeting, and oil inventories. Energy stocks were the market movers for the week, making headlines on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Labor Department data showed initial jobless claims ticked up by 14,000 to 281,000 last week versus an expected increase of 17,000.

 

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Monday
Apr132015

Q&A Time: Tax Records, Tax Reporting and Defense Contractors

Our experts address listeners’ questions on retaining tax records, how tax reporting should be handled for a joint account, and defense contractors Raytheon and Boeing.

 

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Monday
Apr132015

Q&A Time: Core-Mark Holding Company and MEDNAX

Our research analysts provide opinions on convenience retail supply company Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc., and provider of physician services, MEDNAX, Inc.

 

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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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