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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

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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Economic Update

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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Q2 – Quarterly Economic Update

In this Q2 recap: the economy measures the impact of the coronavirus threat; the stock market rises with help from a dovish Federal Reserve and a rebound in some economic indicators; oil prices and mortgage rates touch historic lows. Quarterly Economic Update A review...

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Q1 – Quarterly Economic Update

In this Q1 recap: COVID-19 hits the United States, followed by heavy economic volatility, government stimulus, and an as-yet untold human cost. Quarterly Economic Update A review of Q1 2020, Ftacek Financial Services, LLC THE QUARTER IN BRIEF The spread of COVID-19...

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Retirement InSight

July 2021

Monthly News and Information for Current and Future Retirees Presented by Jeremy Ftacek - JULY 2021 QUOTE OF THE MONTH “Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.” ALBERT SCHWEITZER IS FINANCIAL HEALTH A FACTOR IN YOUR OVERALL HEALTH? Data from a newly released...

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June 2021

Monthly News and Information for Current and Future Retirees Presented by Jeremy Ftacek - June 2021 QUOTE OF THE MONTH “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” DIANA,...

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May 2021

Pandemic economy or not, some are aspiring to retire early. Lifelong learning, or long life learning?

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Articles

Stagflation Worries…

Markets blessed us with another burst of volatility last week and headlines are looking apocalyptic again and this is good news. Why? There's an old saying on Wallstreet, "When Time Magazine recognizes the Bear Market on its cover, it's time to buy." Loosely...

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Markets bucked and sold off, then recovered again.

Should we be worried? Not necessarily. These things happen pretty regularly, especially when headlines are negative. In fact, you might recall that we kicked off 2022 with a big drop.2 So, let’s talk about what’s behind the latest wild market ride. (Scroll to the end...

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Recession ahead? (hope inside)

Today, a quick overview of what's going on in the financial and economic world. Plus a discussion of the hunt for beauty in the mundane. Stocks seem to be caught in a volatile pattern as Q1 earnings season heats up. Something surprising could trigger a big move, but...

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