A lot of money flowed into financial products in 2021, but investors made it clear which investment vehicle they preferred the most: the ETF. As our chart above reveals, ETFs saw a record $880 billion inflow of new money this year, beating the previous record...
Our good old friend, the VIX Index, is the focus of our featured indicator this week. But what is the VIX Index, you might ask? It’s a real-time market index that uses option pricing on the S&P 500 Index to determine what market participants think...
Listen to this week’s Financial Focus as Jake Woodcock and Mike VanZuiden discuss the tax implications of mutual fund capital gain distributions as well as the differences between the structure of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
As 2021 wraps up David Nelson spends time with Local 4 News. He shares what is standing out in the money management world that maybe isn’t getting the attention it deserves in the mainstream media.
Listen to this week’s Financial Focus as Nate Kreinbrink and James Nelson discuss the specific investment needs of a retiree’s portfolio as well as the impact of inflation and taxes.
Most bonds and financial assets that are sensitive to rising interest rates have had a rough year in 2021. John Nelson joins Local 4 News to share an update on the bond market and discuss the implications for a flattening yield curve.
OVERVIEW U.S. stocks sold off last week, with the more growthy sectors of the market taking a beating. The tech-heavy Nasdaq slid 2.95%, while the S&P 500 fell 1.94% and the Dow dropped 1.68%. Internationally, we saw emerging market stocks decline 1.8%,...
This week the Federal Reserve announced their intent to dial back bond purchases and perhaps raise rates up to three times next year. What’s weird, though, is that this is happening at a time when the yield curve is as flat as it is. The chart above shows the...
The one sport in the Olympics that never ceases to amaze me when I see it is synchronized swimming, also known as water ballet. The way the athletes bob and weave through the water so effortlessly is pretty astonishing. I think it’s one of the most underrated...
Listen to this week’s Financial Focus as Nate Kreinbrink and Andy Fergurson of NelsonCorp Tax Solutions discuss some of the tax rules that were relaxed during the pandemic that should be back on people’s radar going forward.
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