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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Stocks rose last week despite conflicting stories from economic reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average inched up 0.29 percent while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index powered ahead 1.31 percent. The Nasdaq Composite led, picking up 2...

Monday, May 20, 2024

Stocks recorded a substantial increase last week in a rally led by large-cap tech stocks, supported by positive inflation reports. Dow 40,000 The week started off quietly as market averages traded in a tight range while waiting for...

Monday, May 13, 2024

Stocks gained significantly last week as investors anticipated rate cuts, while Q1 earnings season came to an end. Stocks Climb Steadily Monday saw stocks continuing their upward trend from the previous Friday. The positive jobs data...

Monday, May 6, 2024

Stocks notched a solid gain last week, rallying behind upbeat earnings, a dovish Fed, and mixed economic data. Stocks Pop, Drop, Then Rally Markets began the week with an upward bump as positive news from some mega-cap tech companies...

Monday, April 29, 2024

Stocks made a choppy comeback last week, despite a slowing economy and increasing inflation. Investors were optimistic due to positive earnings from mega-cap tech stocks. Stocks Bounce Back. Twice. Investors began last week with a...

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

How Travel Affects Mental Health If life and work seem monotonous, you might consider traveling. Whether you have a favorite place you visit annually or enjoy discovering new destinations, it doesn't have to be a grand expedition or...

Monday, April 22, 2024

Stocks fell for a third consecutive week due to anxiety caused by the Middle East conflict, despite Fed Chair Jerome Powell's mixed but upbeat message. Stocks Retreat The markets started the week with anxiety due to an escalation in...

Monday, April 15, 2024

Investors assessed geopolitical tensions and conflicting inflation reports causing last week's stock market decline. Inflation Spooks Markets The March Consumer Price Index (CPI) report released on Wednesday caused concern among...

Monday, April 8, 2024

Stocks dropped last week as investors focused on “what's next” for interest rates after mixed comments from multiple Fed officials. Fed Officials Weigh In Stocks ended Monday and Tuesday in the red on concerns that recent economic...

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Stocks were narrowly higher for the week as investors digested mixed economic news about consumer confidence. All three of the major averages posted gains for Q1 2024. Stocks Finish Strong Markets slipped for the first half of the...

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Many of us face overwhelming stress. Coping with stress in healthy ways builds resilience. Experiencing stress can lead to various emotional and physical changes such as fear, anger, sadness, numbness, frustration, changes in appetite,...

Monday, March 25, 2024

Stocks had their best week of the year after the Fed decided to keep rates steady and signaled three possible rate cuts. Stocks Bounce Back The Federal Reserve had a two-day meeting and, as expected, decided to keep interest rates...

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Tracy Clark New Book ReviewAs part of our focus on International March Women’s Month, we thought it would be a good time to review local author Tracy Clark’s new book “Fall”. I found it to be a page turner and was hard to put down.Ms....

Monday, March 18, 2024

Despite a report on consumer prices that was well received by investors, stocks fell for the second consecutive week due to concerns about inflation. Stocks Slide On Tuesday, there was a positive development in the stock market, as...

Thursday, March 14, 2024

When it comes to retirement, women may face unique obstacles that can make saving for retirement more challenging. Given that women typically live longer than men, retirement money for women may need to stretch even further.1 Despite...

Monday, March 11, 2024

      Investors took profits as stocks fell for the week, following Fed Chair Jerome Powell's Congressional testimony. Markets Wobble  Stocks had a difficult start to the week, with the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq each...

Monday, March 4, 2024

Stocks continued their upward trend last week led by the tech sector, as consumer confidence remained strong. Nasdaq Sets New High Stocks remained within a narrow range at the beginning of the week but ended the week on a high note....

Monday, February 26, 2024

Investors' belief that AI can transform the US economy propelled stocks to new heights last week, with an AI semiconductor company leading the charge. Stocks Rally to Record Highs Stocks traded within a narrow range for the first half...

Monday, February 12, 2024

The stock market had a great week with solid gains, ending on a positive note due to strong corporate reports and favorable inflation news. As a result, the S&P 500 Index set a new record high at the end of the week. S&P Tops 5,000...

Monday, February 5, 2024

Investors celebrated positive news from mega-cap tech companies and better-than-expected employment data, driving stocks higher last week. Stocks at New Highs At the beginning of the week, stocks surged, anticipating fourth-quarter...

Monday, January 29, 2024

Last week, the stock market continued its upward trend, driven by the enthusiasm surrounding big tech. Positive economic reports also contributed to investors' belief that the Federal Reserve has successfully achieved a soft landing....

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

In 2023, stock prices had a great year, with the Standard & Poor's 500 index closing up 24% and ending the year with a nine-week winning streak. However, in January 2024, many people were trying to talk down the stock market's...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Last week, the stock market experienced significant gains, primarily led by the tech industry. Despite mixed results from December inflation reports, investors remained hopeful about the possibility of Fed rate cuts this year, which...

Monday, January 8, 2024

Stocks retreated in the first trading week of 2024, struggling a bit after a celebratory end to last year as investors second-guessed Fed signals and fretted over lingering inflation concerns. New Year Blues Stocks got off to a rough...

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Stocks posted a slight gain last week amid a shortage of news and light holiday trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.76%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 0.49%. The Nasdaq Composite index advanced 0.32% for...

Friday, December 22, 2023

In 2023, the world witnessed some unprecedented effects of climate change, such as increasing temperatures, melting of Arctic ice, and catastrophic wildfires in Canada. However, amidst all the negative environmental impacts, there...

Monday, December 18, 2023

The markets had a positive response last week due to cooler inflation and the possibility of rate cuts next year, which added to the year-end rally's gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased by 2.92%, while the Standard &...

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

A late-week, two-day rally left stocks higher, adding to November’s gains as the last month of trading for 2023 began. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat (+0.01%), while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 0.21%. The...

Monday, December 4, 2023

Stocks had a mixed week, but a rally on Friday helped to end the week on a positive note. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2.42%, while the Standard & Poor's 500 increased by 0.77%. The Nasdaq Composite index also rose by 0.38%...

Monday, November 27, 2023

Investor enthusiasm for stocks remained strong last week, buoyed by declining bond yields in a holiday-abbreviated trading week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average picked up 1.27%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 1.00%. The...

Monday, November 6, 2023

Stocks ripped higher last week on a dramatic retreat in bond yields triggered by easing inflation and a slowing labor market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 5.07%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 surged 5.85%. The...

Monday, October 30, 2023

Last week was marked by a flurry of corporate earnings reports, but the stock market saw a downturn due to concerns over cautious earnings guidance and the possibility of higher interest rates. Adding to the anxiety was the increasing...

Monday, October 23, 2023

Last week, the markets experienced a decline due to the rise in bond yields and the uncertainty surrounding the end of the Fed's rate-hike cycle, despite the positive corporate earnings results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Monday, October 16, 2023

Last week saw a mix of results in the stock market, as hostilities broke out in the Middle East and inflation data came in higher than expected. The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased by 0.20%, while the Standard & Poor's 500 saw...

Friday, October 13, 2023

A healthy weight is vital for a healthy lifestyle. To gain a comprehensive understanding of this topic, it is highly recommended to visit the CDC website, which offers a plethora of information on healthy living.  CDC states that...

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Despite a shaky week, stocks managed to end on a high note with a rally on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced a slight dip of 0.30% for the week, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 saw a gain of 0.48% and the...

Monday, October 2, 2023

Stocks were mostly in the negative territory for the week due to rising bond yields and government shutdown fears. The Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced a loss of 1.34%, while the Standard & Poor's 500 slid by 0.74%. The Nasdaq...

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Last week, the stock market experienced a significant decline due to rising bond yields and concerns over a possible government shutdown. The technology sector was hit the hardest. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 1.89%, while...

Monday, September 18, 2023

Investors had a mixed week as they analyzed new economic data, leaving stocks roughly where they started. The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased by 0.12%, but the Standard & Poor’s 500 decreased by 0.16%. Meanwhile, the...

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Investor sentiment was affected by concerns over the possibility of the Fed raising interest rates, resulting in a decline in stocks during the holiday-shortened trading week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased by 0.75%, while...

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Why Invest in Dividend Paying Companies? When looking for income-generating investments, some investors turn to dividend-yielding stocks.When a company makes a profit, that money can be put to two uses:1. It can be reinvested in the...

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Over the past 50 years, our society has rapidly evolved at a pace that many assumed would be unfathomable. Whether that be through the breakthrough of medicines, to the creation and evolution of the internet, humans are able to do what...

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Labor Day is more than just a summer bookend. It's a celebration of the contributions of workers to our country and economy. The first Labor Day was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City by the Central Labor Union. In 1894,...

Saturday, September 2, 2023

                        In the investment landscape, it is hard to undermine the performance of growth stocks and their impact on the stock market over the past decade. Growth...

Thursday, August 31, 2023

We are delighted to share with you the pamphlet that we prepared for our recent women's event. It was a great success, and we received a lot of positive feedback from the attendees. We are thrilled to announce that we are already...

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

If you have noticed that the financial markets have been reacting strongly to recent news events, you are correct. This has been the case lately. The markets were eagerly anticipating Fed Chair Powell's speech at the Jackson Hole event...

Monday, August 21, 2023

Last week, the stock market continued its decline from August. Investor sentiment was negatively impacted by higher yields and weak economic data from China. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by 2.21%, while the Standard &...

Monday, August 14, 2023

Positive inflation data failed to lift stocks from their August doldrums last week as economic data and a ratings downgrade soured investor sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.62%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500...

Monday, August 7, 2023

Stocks retreated last week as bond yields increased following the Treasury's announcement indicating “a larger-than-expected funding need” and a downgrade in the federal government’s debt rating. The Dow Jones...

Monday, July 31, 2023

A Friday surge pushed stocks solidly into positive territory last week, ignited by cooling in an inflation gauge closely tracked by the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.66%, while the Standard &...

Monday, July 24, 2023

Stocks moved to the rhythm of earnings season last week, initially rising on positive earnings surprises and faltering later in the week on key earnings disappointments. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.08%, while the...

Thursday, July 20, 2023

The Chicago Board Options Exchange, founded in 1973, is the largest U.S. options exchange offering a variety of different investment products including options, futures, and global foreign exchanges. Most notably, the exchange is known...

Monday, July 17, 2023

Better-than-expected updates last week on consumer and wholesale price inflation buoyed investor sentiment, driving stocks higher and lower bond yields. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.29%, while the Standard &...

Monday, July 17, 2023

Sometimes, a picture is worth 1,000 words. So I decided to include an image of the June Consumer Price Index (CPI) report to help put inflation in better perspective:Core CPI, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, rose just 0...

Sunday, July 16, 2023

I wanted to take a moment to update you on the potential changes to Social Security benefits for 2024. As I'm sure you know, the Social Security Administration calculates annual cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) based on the Consumer...

Monday, July 10, 2023

Rising concerns about further rate hikes sent stocks lower to kick off the second half of trading.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.96%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 retreated 1.16%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

Monday, July 3, 2023

Stocks posted gains for the week to close out a stellar month, aided by positive economic data and reports that all major banks had passed the Federal Reserve’s annual stress test.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2.02%,...

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Stocks took a breather last week as investors digested the previous week’s surge and the month-to-date solid gains.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.67%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 1.39%. The Nasdaq...

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Stocks climbed last week as reassuring inflation data boosted investor hopes that the rate-hike cycle was nearing an end amid fresh economic data pointing to continued economic resilience.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.25%,...

Monday, June 19, 2023

Jerome Powell skipped an interest rate hike at the Fed’s June meeting, but the market isn’t buying what the Fed Chair is selling about what’s next with short-term rates.Powell signaled that two more rate increases may...

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

A late-week rally sent stocks into positive territory, with the S&P 500 index closing just shy of the 4,300 mark.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.34%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 0.39%. The Nasdaq Composite...

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

A late-week rally sent stocks into positive territory, with the S&P 500 index closing just shy of the 4,300 mark.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.34%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 0.39%. The Nasdaq Composite...

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Stocks surged higher in the closing days of a holiday-shortened trading week, ignited by a political resolution on raising the debt ceiling and a strong employment report.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.02%, while the Standard...

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Would it surprise you to hear that investors have moved past worrying about inflation? They have, at least for now.Wall Street has shifted its attention to Washington’s budget negotiations and how the debt ceiling will be...

Monday, May 29, 2023

Markets moved in sync last week with perceived movement in debt ceiling talks, weakening early in the week and then surging on news of progress. A solid quarterly report and guidance from a mega-cap technology company helped with...

Monday, May 22, 2023

Stocks rallied last week, propelled by growing optimism over reaching a deal on raising the debt ceiling and avoiding a technical debt default by the U.S.The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.38% higher, while the Standard &...

Monday, May 15, 2023

Stocks were mixed last week as good inflation news was offset by mounting debt ceiling concerns and rekindled regional banking fears.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.11%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 slipped 0.29%. The...

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

A Friday rebound, triggered by a big tech company’s earnings beat and a strong jobs report, shaved much of the week’s accumulated losses.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.24%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500...

Monday, May 1, 2023

Strong earnings from several mega-cap technology companies offset renewed regional banking jitters and weak economic data, leaving stocks higher for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.86%, while the Standard &...

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Below is a 4-minute article written by William Sokol, Director of Product Management at VanEck. Sustainable fixed-income investments, and green bonds in particular, have fared relatively well over the year amid a less favorable...

Monday, April 24, 2023

Stocks remained resilient last week amid mixed earnings reports, hawkish Fed-speak, and lingering recession fears, closing out the five trading days with small losses.The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.23%, while the Standard &...

Monday, April 17, 2023

The combination of an improving inflation outlook resulted in a week of uneven, albeit positive, performance, in which cyclical and financial stocks rallied while technology, real estate, and utilities lagged. The Dow Jones...

Monday, April 10, 2023

Stocks ended a shortened week of trading mixed amid revived recession fears on Wall Street triggered by weak economic data.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.63%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 slipped 0.10%. The Nasdaq...

Monday, April 3, 2023

Stocks rallied last week on receding fears of a widening banking crisis, led by resurging investor interest in technology and communication services names.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 3.22%, while the Standard & Poor’s...

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

We are excited to announce that Author Tracy Clark will be a guest speaker at our upcoming Women’s Investment Symposium.Meet Tracy Clarkhttps://tracyclarkbooks.com/´╗┐Mitchell, Vaught & Taylor is happy to announce that...

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Growing concerns about further interest rate hikes, prompted by fresh economic data, reversed early-week gains and left stocks mixed for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.13%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500...

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Stocks drifted lower as a week of mixed earnings reports and resurgent worries over Fed monetary policy dragged on investor sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.17%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 declined...

Monday, February 6, 2023

Stocks were mixed last week following better-than-expected corporate reports and increasing optimism over a slowdown in interest rates.The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged lower, slipping -0.15%. The Standard & Poor’s 500 rose...

Monday, January 30, 2023

Stocks added to their early 2023 gains amid a busy stream of mixed corporate earnings results and conflicting economic data.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.81%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 2.47%. The Nasdaq...

Friday, January 27, 2023

With the emergence of ETF investing over the past two decades, a variety of new investment strategies have been invented that create value for investors across the globe. While Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have been around for...

Monday, January 23, 2023

Stocks showed mixed results last week as recession fears resurfaced in response to weak economic data and a tepid start to a new corporate earnings season.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average skidded 2.70%, while the Standard &...

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Stocks rallied last week thanks to fresh confirmation of inflation’s cooling trend and growing optimism that an inflation slowdown may provide the Fed with space to ease up on future rate hikes.The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Monday, December 19, 2022

The strategy of dividend growth has long been a critical aspect of many investors’ portfolios - and for good reason. Though these commonly known companies tend to be less “exciting”  stocks, they are an important...

Friday, December 2, 2022

Impact investing has been a hot topic in recent years, with more investors wanting to make their investment decisions not only based on return but also a company’s values.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

We are always working to improve communication efforts for our clients, and recently we have made a few changes that we think you will find helpful. Our MVT Common Fund investment continues to grow. We have added to our website (www...

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

You’ve all probably heard or read about the current measures of inflation by now. At levels that we have seen for the first time in almost 40 years, the stock market has reflected the fears of a possible recession this year...