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Monday
May182015

Money Talks – May 16, 2015

This week on “Money Talks,” Jennifer Thomas, CFP®, and K.C. Smith, CFP®, join hosts Matt Hames, CTFA, and Troy Harmon, CFA, CVA, to discuss the JOLT Survey, PPI and the employment situation, as well as earnings from Cisco. The experts also delve into a case study of a family wanting to begin saving for college for their children, ages 8 and 10. They also answer listeners’ questions on inheriting an IRA and how best to invest the assets, the effects of an inverted yield curve and robotics companies.

  

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Monday
May182015

Case Study: College Expenses—Where to Begin Before Saving

Our experts focus on a family that wants to begin saving for college for their children. We discuss the decisions that need to be considered before they start saving.

 

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Monday
May182015

Market Roundup: Markets End Week Slightly Up After a Rough Start

Our experts discuss the week’s economic releases, including the JOLT Survey, the Producer Price Index and the employment situation. The week began with the markets closing in the red zone both Monday and Tuesday on depressed prices as Energy and Technology stocks weighed on the markets. Midweek the markets were mixed while reports showed retail sales remained unchanged in April. By Thursday, the S&P closed at a new all-time record level. The upswing continued through Friday to bring the weekly results into the green.

 

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Monday
May182015

Q&A Time: Set-and-Forget Investments, Yield Curves and Robotics Companies

The “Money Talks” experts address listeners’ questions on how to invest an inherited IRA, the effect of an inverted yield curve on the banking sector and robotics companies iRobot Corp. and ReWalk Robotics, Ltd.

 

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Monday
May112015

Money Talks – May 9, 2015

This week on “Money Talks,” Ben Crowe, CFP®, CFA, C.P.A. joins Dr. Gene and Troy Harmon, CFA, CVA, to discuss the broad economics that moved the market. They also focus on a small business in need of a valuation before it is sold fully to one partner and she then merges with another business. The show is rounded out with listener questions on income taxes and chocolate and sugar confectionary, Hershey Co.

  

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Monday
May112015

Case Study: Determining What A Business is Worth

As a small-business owner, it is in your best interest to discover the true worth of your most valuable asset through a business valuation.

 

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Monday
May112015

Markets End Week Up Despite Mid-Week Dip 

The “Money Talks” hosts discuss factory orders, international trade and the ISM Services Index. The week began with the S&P ending just shy of a record close, only to fall back on Tuesday. The market continued to fall mid-week when Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen drew attention to elevated valuations in the equity market. Above-average stock valuations have for years been a concern for investors as the bull-market in equities enters its sixth year. The S&P 500 index now trades at 17.5 times the last 12 months of earnings; the 10-year average P/E ratio for the index is 15.8. The week ended on a strong note with stocks stepping up with the release of monthly employment numbers. Labor Department data showed an addition of 223,000 jobs in April.

 

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Monday
May112015

Q&A Time: Taxes and Chocolate

The experts on “Money Talks” discuss listener questions on how inherited IRAs may be susceptible to double taxation, how two sisters can have the same income yet have radically different tax liability, and an investment in Hershey Co. 

 

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Monday
May042015

Money Talks - May 2, 2015

This week on “Money Talks,” your hosts, Troy Harmon, CFA, Daniel Rigby, CFA and Nick Antonucci, discuss consumer confidence, the minutes from April’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting, and the stagnation of personal income and whether or not investors deem the markets as overvalued. The Research Analysts also discuss the ECB’s quantitative easing program and tackle listeners’ questions on alternative energy’s effect on traditional energy utility investment company DNP Select Income Fund, Twitter’s rapid drop in price during the week, technology companies Internap Corp., and MercadoLibre Inc.

  

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Monday
May042015

With the Markets’ Current P/E, Overvaluations Isn’t a Concern

Our Research Analysts address the concern that the U.S. Markets may be overvalued.

 

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Monday
May042015

Friday’s Rally Not Enough To Erase Week’s Loss

Your “Money Talks” hosts, Troy Harmon, CFA, Daniel Rigby, CFA and Nick Antonucci, discuss consumer confidence, the minutes from April’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting, and the stagnation of personal income. On Monday and Tuesday, company earnings moved the markets, while Wednesday, the loss could be attributed to economic news including the FOMC minutes and the initial GDP estimate. On Thursday, technology stocks led the decline. By Friday, stocks stepped up on an increase in consumer confidence, and news that manufacturing activity held steady in April. 

 

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Monday
May042015

Q&A Time: DNP Select Income Fund, and Technology Companies

The “Money Talks” hosts tackle listeners’ questions on alternative energy’s effect on traditional energy utility investment company DNP Select Income Fund, Twitter’s rapid drop in price during the week, technology companies Internap Corp., and MercadoLibre Inc.

 

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Monday
May042015

Quantitative Easing and its Effect on International Markets

Our Research Analysts take a look at how the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing program through September 2016 may affect international markets. 

 

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Monday
Apr272015

Money Talks - April 25, 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 week’s market movements and earnings releases. Our experts also explore a case study of a wife whose husband recently passed away. He handled all the financial responsibilities for the family, and now she needs to know where to start to stay on track with her own retirement plans. The hosts also answer listeners’ questions on taxes, Blue Nile and Western Union. 

  

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Monday
Apr272015

Case Study: What to Do Next After the Loss of a Spouse

Our experts explore a case study of a wife whose husband recently passed away. He handled all the financial responsibilities for the family, and now she needs to know where to start to stay on track with her own retirement plans.

 

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Monday
Apr272015

Markets End Week with NASDAQ and S&P Record Highs 

Hosts Gene Henssler, Ph.D., Matt Hames, CTFA, Charlie Holloway, CFP®, CDFA™ and Troy Harmon, CFA to discuss the week’s market movements and earnings releases. The week ended on a high note with both the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ closing at record highs. Overall the week kept an upward trajectory, except for Tuesday when Travelers Companies led the Dow decline in the wake of less-than-stellar quarterly earnings.

 

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Monday
Apr272015

Q&A Time: Western Union, Blue Nile and Tax Tips

Our experts address listeners’ questions on investments in money movement and payment services company Western Union and online diamond and jewelry retailer Blue Nile, Inc. They also provide some tax tips for the coming year if this year’s tax bill was a difficult check to write.

 

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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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