The first quarter of 2017 is over, and it was a good one. The “Trump Rally” continued almost unabated, and new records for the unmanaged stock market indices were made most weeks. It’s nice to have a “tail wind” behind you in your investments, but one quarter does not an investment philosophy make. In my video to the right, I talk about the 3 most important things I’ve found to be helpful in reaching your financial goals. And they’re not complicated. FULL TRANSCRIPT: Hi there. Mike Brady with Generosity Wealth Management, a comprehensive full service financial services firm headquartered right here ... Read More
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen recently spoke, and was very blunt about her belief that raising rates later this year is a good thing, and will in fact happen. I’ve stated before that the markets hate uncertainty, and would rather know a bad thing than not know a good thing. Crazy, eh? But, we’ve all been expecting this rate increase and it’s being priced into the markets, at least in my opinion. That’s a good thing. Full Article Read More
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an unmanaged, price-weighted index of 30 large capitalization stocks with dividends reinvested.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (“S&P 500”) is an unmanaged, market capitalization weighted index of 500 widely held stocks, with dividends reinvested, and is often used as a proxy for the stock market.
The Nasdaq Composite is an unmanaged, market capitalization weighted index of stocks listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, and are reported as price return without reinvestment of dividends.
Indexes are often used as a proxy for the stock market and cannot be invested in directly.