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February 6, 2023

Powell: Inflation Heading In The Right Direction Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. 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...

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January 30, 2023

Earnings And Data Tell Two Different Stories On Near Future. Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. 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...

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January 23, 2023

Mixed Results Following Weak Economic Data Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. 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...

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January 17, 2023

Weekly Market Insights: Inflation Cools, Stocks Warm Up Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc 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...

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January 9, 2023

New Year's Rally In Reply To Positive Economic News Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. A strong Friday rally triggered by fresh signs of moderating inflation pushed stocks into positive territory to begin the new year.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose...

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Gratitude, 2022 Reflections, Financial Stuff, and New Rules

As we turn the page from 2022 and enter 2023 (I know I can’t believe it myself), I’d like to offer a heartfelt “thank you” for being part of the Ftacek Financial Services and my team’s journey. I am so deeply grateful for your trust and presence in my life and I'm...

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January 3, 2023

 Erratic Holiday Trading Leaves Stocks In Doldrums Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. In a holiday-shortened week, erratic trading left stocks marginally down for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.17%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500...

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December 19, 2022

Recession Concerns, Fed Talk Keep Stocks Cold Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc.     Hawkish comments by the Fed and weak economic data heightened investors’ recession concerns and sent stocks lower last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.66%,...

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December 12, 2022

Weekly Market Insights: Stocks Slide On Recession Concerns Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. Recession fears and concerns that the Fed may consider a longer rate-hike cycle sent stocks lower for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 2.77%,...

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December 5, 2022

Weekly Market Insights: Easing On Rate Hikes And Job Numbers Cheer Markets Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. Stocks ended higher last week as investors navigated the crosscurrents of a potential easing in future rate hikes and continued strength in the...

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Weekly Economic Update

February 6, 2023

Powell: Inflation Heading In The Right Direction Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. 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...

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January 30, 2023

Earnings And Data Tell Two Different Stories On Near Future. Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. 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...

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January 23, 2023

Mixed Results Following Weak Economic Data Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. 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...

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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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Articles

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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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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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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