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Sunday Evening Thoughts, +7 Weeks…

Dear Clients and Friends,                                                                                                                                              May 3, 2020 April Showers Bring May Flowers As we all live our best quarantined life, it is easy to...

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Sunday Evening Thoughts, +6 Weeks…

Dear Clients and Friends,                                                                                                                                                             April 26, 2020 Open for Business Five more states are slowly opening up this week,...

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Sunday Evening Thoughts, +5 Week

Dear Clients and Friends, April 19, 2020 Sunday Evening Thoughts, +5 Weeks… To Liberate or Listen Most have read the headlines over the previous week, watched various news feeds, read reports from Stanford University, New England Journal of Medicine, Johns Hopkins,...

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Weekly Economic Update

April 25, 2022

Weekly Insights – Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. Hawkish comments from Fed Chair Jerome Powell overshadowed many largely positive earnings results, sending stocks lower for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.86%, while the Standard...

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April 18, 2022

Weekly Market Insights Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc., April 18, 2022 Stocks posted losses in a holiday-shortened trading week as the first-quarter earnings season kicked off and investors digested new inflation data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

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April 11, 2022

Stock prices fell last week in response to the Fed’s plan to combat inflation, which staked out a more aggressive stance than investors had anticipated. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.28%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 1.27%. The Nasdaq...

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Economic Update

Q1 – 2021

In this Q1 recap: U.S. economic growth gains traction as vaccination rollout picks up speed; Stocks higher, but questions about where they go from here linger.

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Q4 – 2020

In this Q4 recap: the appearance of two COVID-19 vaccines gives businesses and consumers hope and lifts stocks; U.S. lawmakers approve a second financial stimulus; European negotiators sign off on a post-Brexit trade deal.

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Q3 – 2020

In this Q3 recap: stocks post further 2020 gains as the economy bounces back and the Federal Reserve announces a shift in its approach to inflation.

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Retirement InSight

October 2021

Monthly News and Information for Current and Future Retirees Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. - OCTOBER 2021   QUOTE OF THE MONTH “The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.” MADELEINE L'ENGLE ROBOCALLS,...

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September 2021

Monthly News and Information for Current and Future Retirees Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. - SEPTEMBER 2021 QUOTE OF THE MONTH “Every laugh line, every scar, is a badge I wear to show I've been present, the inner rings of my personal tree trunk that I...

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August 2021

Monthly News and Information for Current and Future Retirees Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc.  - AUGUST 2021 QUOTE OF THE MONTH “Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!” INGRID BERGMAN CAN...

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Articles

Ukraine, What Next?

Here is some perspective on the grim situation in Ukraine and what could happen in markets. (Need a break from it? Scroll down to the P.S.) The invasion of Ukraine is a serious and scary escalation in tensions between Russia, Europe, and the United States. It has been...

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Timely: Ukraine & Fed

As we consider the tensions driving recent market movements, a Korean folk saying seems apt: “When whales fight, the shrimp’s back is broken.” The idea is that bystanders get hurt when big folks duke it out. What are the tensions? Who are the bystanders? Let’s...

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Retirement Limits – 2022

The IRS has recently updated retirement plan contribution limits. Please pass these along to your plan participants, family, and friends so all may take advantage of these possible increased savings. If you have any questions about how these changes may impact your...

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