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November 28, 2022

Weekly Market Insights: Fed Talks Turkey On Lower Rates, Boosting Markets Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. Growing optimism that the Fed may be ready to ease future interest rate hikes sent stocks higher in a quiet trading week. The Dow Jones Industrial...

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Elections, Markets, and Giving Thanks

I've got a quick note about markets and elections for you, plus some big-picture questions about gratitude at the end. First, a quick win: markets recently posted a strong rally on better-than-expected inflation data.1 I’ve been saying this for a while now, it will...

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November 21, 2022

Weekly Market Insights: Markets Down Ahead Of Thanksgiving Holiday Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. The stock market edged lower last week as it digested a crosscurrent of conflicting economic data and contrasting comments from Fed officials. The Dow Jones...

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Weekly Market Insight – November 14, 2022

Weekly Market Insights: Cooling Inflation Brings Market Gains Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. A cooling inflation number ignited a powerful rally on Thursday, sending stocks to strong gains for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 4.15%,...

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November 7, 2022

Weekly Market Insights: Stocks Slip After Powell Comments Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. Hawkish comments by Fed Chair Jerome Powell, following the announcement of another 75 basis points interest rate hike last week, cast a pall over financial markets,...

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How are you doing?

How are you doing? How is your fall shaping up? Any gorgeous photos to share? (hit my email "reply" or post them back to us on social media and send them to me!!) As I mentioned in my previous letters, we headed out to the Central Coast of California for a family...

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October 31, 2022

Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. Stocks overcame poor earnings results from some of America’s largest companies to post gains last week as investors cheered positive earnings surprises, easing inflation and a rebound in economic growth. The Dow Jones...

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October 24, 2022

Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. A positive start to a new earnings season and late-week hopes for a near-term easing in Fed rate hikes lifted investors’ spirits and powered stocks to gains for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 4.89%, while...

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October 17, 2022

Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, In.c Stocks were mixed last week amid wide intra- and inter-day price swings, as technology shares bore the brunt of the downdraft. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.15% for the week. Meanwhile, the Standard & Poor’s...

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What Happens Next?

I hope you're well. With markets caught in a volatile pattern of selloffs and rallies, I thought I'd do a quick round-up of what we know (very little) and don't (a whole lot). (Don't want to hear about markets right now? I've got you. Scroll down to my P.S. for...

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Weekly Economic Update

November 28, 2022

Weekly Market Insights: Fed Talks Turkey On Lower Rates, Boosting Markets Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. Growing optimism that the Fed may be ready to ease future interest rate hikes sent stocks higher in a quiet trading week. The Dow Jones Industrial...

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November 21, 2022

Weekly Market Insights: Markets Down Ahead Of Thanksgiving Holiday Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. The stock market edged lower last week as it digested a crosscurrent of conflicting economic data and contrasting comments from Fed officials. The Dow Jones...

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Weekly Market Insight – November 14, 2022

Weekly Market Insights: Cooling Inflation Brings Market Gains Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. A cooling inflation number ignited a powerful rally on Thursday, sending stocks to strong gains for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 4.15%,...

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Economic Update

August 29, 2022

Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. A comprehensive sell-off on Friday following comments by Fed Chair Jerome Powell drove stocks to losses for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 4.22%, while the Standard & Poor's 500 dropped 4.04%. The...

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Q4 – 2021

In this Q4 recap: U.S. economy confronts a new COVID-19 variant amid continuing inflation and supply chain bottlenecks. Europe institutes new social restrictions in response to a surge in Delta and Omicron variant infections. Investors turn cautious as uncertainties...

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Q3 – 2021

In this Q3 recap: U.S. economic growth slows in the face of Delta variant headwind. Europe’s economic outlook remains positive. Stocks retreat from record highs; confront a bevy of challenges. Quarterly Economic Update A review of Q3 2021, Presented by Ftacek...

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Retirement InSight

January 2022

Monthly News and Information for Current and Future Retirees Presented by Jeremy Ftacek - January 2022 QUOTE OF THE MONTH “We contain all the ages we have ever been.” ANNIE LAMOTT HOW MUCH WILL SAVING AN EXTRA $1K EACH YEAR HELP YOU? Did you ever wonder what might...

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December 2021

Monthly News and Information for Current and Future RetireesPresented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. - DECEMBER 2021 QUOTE OF THE MONTH “Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else.” FRED ROGERS WHEN YOU ARE...

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November 2021

Monthly News and Information for Current and Future Retirees Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. - NOVEMBER 2021 QUOTE OF THE MONTH “The possible’s slow fuse is lit by the imagination.” EMILY DICKINSON IF THE SECURE ACT 2.0 BECOMES LAW, WHAT CHANGES? When the...

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Elections, Markets, and Giving Thanks

I've got a quick note about markets and elections for you, plus some big-picture questions about gratitude at the end. First, a quick win: markets recently posted a strong rally on better-than-expected inflation data.1 I’ve been saying this for a while now, it will...

read more
How are you doing?

How are you doing? How is your fall shaping up? Any gorgeous photos to share? (hit my email "reply" or post them back to us on social media and send them to me!!) As I mentioned in my previous letters, we headed out to the Central Coast of California for a family...

read more
What Happens Next?

I hope you're well. With markets caught in a volatile pattern of selloffs and rallies, I thought I'd do a quick round-up of what we know (very little) and don't (a whole lot). (Don't want to hear about markets right now? I've got you. Scroll down to my P.S. for...

read more
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