Last month was great for the stock and bond markets! In this week’s discussion, we explore the reasons why, including why everyone in the financial world is so thrilled about the possibility of the Federal Reserve reducing interest rates.
Last year, the Federal Reserve geared up in its battle against inflation by swiftly increasing interest rates. They threw a powerful right hook at inflation, delivered in the form of 8% mortgage rates. The impact? A direct hit on the housing market, leaving it...
Stocks have done exceptionally well over the past month, and a major reason for this success is the recent decline in interest rates. In fact, as our featured indicator this week shows, stocks perform the best when a metric called “bond yield momentum” is...
In this week’s Financial Focus on KROS, Nate Kreinbrink and Andy Fergurson discuss recent updates in tax regulations, including the delay of the 1099-K reporting requirement until 2024, with the threshold raised to $5,000. They also touch on the 2024 cost of living adjustments, Medicare Part B premiums, and increased contribution limits for IRAs and Roth accounts.
Check out this week’s episode of Financial Focus, where hosts Nate Kreinbrink and Mike Steigerwald discuss the holiday season and emphasize the significance of year-end financial planning. The program covers topics such as Roth conversions, tax planning, and the limited time available before the year-end deadline. They also highlight the ease of updating beneficiary designations on various accounts and stress the importance of having open conversations with family about financial plans during the holidays.
Turkey Day is here, and that is historically bullish for stocks. Yet, extreme investor optimism raises caution. Let’s dive into this week’s commentary to find out if the market’s recent price action is sustainable.
It seems like we have talked about the poor performance of bonds now for years. David Nelson joins us to share what he thinks changes that dynamic and what it means for viewers’ investments.
This week’s chart is called a percentage drawdown or percentage off high chart. It’s a visual representation of the decline in the value of the stock market from its peak to its lowest point, expressed as a percentage. For example, the last time the S&P 500...
This week, we're looking at something called the 13-Index New High & New Low Barometer. It gives us a combined view of 13 different stock market indexes from around the world, telling us how strong global stocks are. Basically, it’s a health check for the...
Lately, it seems that stocks have gotten a second wind this year. David Nelson is here to explain what has been driving the recent performance and what it means for investors’ savings.
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