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October 10, 2022

Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. A powerful two-day stock rebound cemented a positive week for investors as a new trading month began. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.99%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 1.51%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

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Summer Rally Already Over?

Hey, what's going on with markets? I’ve got some thoughts to share. Just a few short 30 days ago, we experienced the broad-based markets in rally mode and the thought of this summer's selloff may finally be coming to an end. Not so fast, the markets had different...

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October 3, 2022

Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. Rising recession fears and uncertainty in the bond and currency markets sent stocks to new 2022 lows last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 2.92%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 slumped 2.91%. The Nasdaq...

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September 26, 2022

Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. Last week, Fed Chair Powell said the U.S. would not tame inflation without economic pain. This week heightened recession fears and sent stocks broadly lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 4.00%, while the...

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September 19, 2022

Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. A hotter-than-expected inflation report sent stocks sharply lower last week as investors faced the prospect of more aggressive interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve for perhaps a longer period. The Dow Jones Industrial...

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September 12, 2022

Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc In a holiday-shortened week of trading, stocks posted healthy gains despite more tough talk on monetary policy from Fed officials. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.66%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained...

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September 5, 2022

Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. The overhang of Fed Chair Powell’s Jackson Hole speech the previous week carried over into last week as investors recalibrated stock valuations amid a seemingly more assertive monetary policy stance. The Dow Jones...

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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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August. 22, 2022

Weekly Economic Update Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. Stocks tumbled on Friday, sending stocks to a weekly loss after an otherwise quiet August week of trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped -0.16%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 lost...

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August 15, 2022

Presented by Ftacek Financial Services, Inc. An improving inflation outlook buoyed investors’ spirits last week, helping lift stocks to solid gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 2.92%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 3.26%. The Nasdaq Composite...

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Weekly Economic Update

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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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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Economic Update

Q2 – 2021

In this Q2 recap: U.S. economic growth strong as reopening widens. Europe’s recovery picks up steam; Stocks reach new record highs, face new interest rate and inflation landscape. Quarterly Economic Update A review of Q2 2021, Presented by Ftacek Financial Services,...

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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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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

Summer Rally Already Over?

Hey, what's going on with markets? I’ve got some thoughts to share. Just a few short 30 days ago, we experienced the broad-based markets in rally mode and the thought of this summer's selloff may finally be coming to an end. Not so fast, the markets had different...

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Bear Market

I'm dropping you a quick note to talk about what's going on within the markets. Well, it happened. Like suggested in our earlier letters regarding continued market volatility this year, markets continued their wild ride, and here we are. Stocks slid into bear market...

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It’s going to be OK…

The last few weeks (and months) of volatility have told us that we're sailing in stormy waters. This is a quick note to tell you that it's going to be OK. A few things I'd like you to keep in mind right now: "Unprecedented" events can happen much more often than we'd...

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