Week of August 22nd

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 11 min

Investment professionals are in the middle of a heated debate.

Week of August 15th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

In recent weeks, investors have embraced the idea that economic data will persuade the Federal Reserve to slow the pace of interest rate hikes.

Week of August 8th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

The strength of the United States economy continues to surprise analysts and economists.

Week of August 1st

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

Last week, we learned from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) that economic growth in the United States slowed for the second consecutive quarter.

Week of July 25th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

A lot of people are worried that a recession may be in our future. Some think it may already be here.

Week of July 18th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

The Fed is focused on calming inflation.

Week of July 11th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

The Fed is focused on calming inflation.

Week of July 4th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

This has been a challenging year in many respects

Week of June 27th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

Last week, bad news was good news.

Week of June 20th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

Last week, the Federal Reserve (Fed) delivered a message that it is serious about fighting inflation.

Week of June 13th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

Inflation is proving to be far more tenacious than markets had hoped.

Week of June 6th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

How strong is the United States economy?

Week of May 30th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

Last week, major U.S. stock indices moved higher for the first time in 7 weeks.

Week of May 23rd

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

One of the most challenging times for investors is a market downturn.

Week of May 16th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 10 min

What is a bear market?

Week of May 9th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 10 min

We have recently seen an uptick in various forms of identity theft.

Week of May 2nd

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 10 min

To-date, economic, coronavirus-related, and geopolitical events have taken a toll from stock and bond markets, as well as the U.S. economy.

Week of April 25th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 11 min

The Fed’s goal is to slow high inflation, which has been exacerbated by the war in Ukraine and China’s coronavirus lockdowns, without pushing the American economy into a recession.

Week of April 18th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

Determining how quickly prices are rising or falling – and where they may be headed in the future – is not simple.

Week of April 11th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 10 min

The first quarter of 2022 was jam-packed with volatility-inducing events: rising inflation, war in Ukraine, rising interest rates, sanctions on Russia, and a new COVID-19 outbreak in China.

Week of April 4th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

Congress recently asked the Federal Reserve to use its tools to promote price stability and maximum employment.

Week of March 28th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 10 min

In early March, almost two-thirds of Americans who participated in a Nationwide Retirement Institute survey said the Federal Reserve should take more aggressive action on inflation.

Week of March 21st

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 10 min

Markets were reassured by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)’s actions last week.

Week of March 14th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

Approximately 3 million people have now fled Ukraine since Russian’s invasion began in February.

Week of March 7th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 10 min

As the war in Ukraine intensified last week, financial markets grappled with uncertainty.

Week of February 28th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 11 min

Last week, Russia invaded Ukraine.

Week of February 21st

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 11 min

Investors’ appetite for risk diminished as the Russian threat to Ukraine intensified.

Week of February 14th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

Why did stock markets in the United States finish the week lower?

Week of February 7th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 7 min

To say that economists did not have great expectations for the January employment report might be understating their position.

Week of January 31st

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 6 min

Last week, the January stock market decline was interrupted by a Friday afternoon rally.

Week of January 24th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

It’s widely recognized that people do not make perfect financial decisions.

Week of January 17th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

If you skimmed the headlines last week, you may have seen that retail sales – the purchases we make from stores in-person or online – declined 1.9 percent in December.

Week of January 10th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

In the 1950’s, then Fed Chair William McChesney Martin described the Federal Reserve as “the chaperone who has ordered the punch bowl removed just when the party was really warming up.”

Week of January 3rd

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

As we head into the new year, let’s take a look back at 2021.

Week of December 27th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

Investors were feeling bullish.

Week of December 20th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

Stock and bond markets diverged.

Week of December 13th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

When the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) last week, it showed that inflation was at levels last seen in 1982.

Week of December 6th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

Last week, employment and manufacturing data confirmed that the United States economy continued to strengthen in November, but positive economic news was overshadowed by investors’ concerns about the spread of coronavirus and Federal Reserve policy.

Week of November 29th

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 9 min

Coronavirus cases have been on the rise in Europe, climbing from about 700,000 new cases a week in September to 2.6 million a week in November, reported Richard Pérez-Peña and Jason Horowitz of the New York Times.

Week of November 22nd

By SPC Financial, Inc. • 8 min

The Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index finished last week slightly higher and has gained about 6 percent during the past 25 days; however, investors have curbed their enthusiasm.