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Vaccines and the Stock Market

16.02.21 02:09 PM By Saheed Adeleke - Comment(s)

If there’s one thing that can move the economy and stock market forward, it’s hope. This year, that hope is being presented in the form of COVID-19 vaccines. Economists and Wall Street analysts have long proclaimed that comprehensive economic recovery is not possible until we have contained the viru...

When To “Buy Low”

09.02.21 02:07 PM By Saheed Adeleke - Comment(s)

The beginning of the year is typically full of hope. We make New Year’s resolutions, and it may take a few months for our enthusiasm (and vigilance) to wane. There’s also the “January Effect,” when the stock market generally gets a performance boost thanks to tax harvesting in December and subsequen...

The Pros and Cons of Corporate America’s Remote Work Trend

02.02.21 02:05 PM By Saheed Adeleke - Comment(s)

Post-pandemic, will everyone go back to the office like nothing ever happened? Will lost jobs be recovered? Or is remote work and skeleton staffing a trend here to stay?

A recent survey of company leaders revealed that eight in 10 plan to allow employees to work outside the office at least part time ...

How To Help Maximize Social Security Benefits

26.01.21 02:00 PM By Saheed Adeleke - Comment(s)

here are good reasons to delay starting Social Security benefits, but there are also good reasons to begin them early. It really does depend on your circumstances.

If you claim earlier than your full retirement age (FRA), your benefit will be permanently reduced. The age to qualify for the full Socia...

Global Recovery in a Post-Pandemic World

19.01.21 01:56 PM By Saheed Adeleke - Comment(s)

In 2020, the World Economic Forum published its annual Global Competitiveness Report, as usual. However, in light of the global pandemic, it put its long-standing Global Competitiveness Index rankings on hold. Instead, the report focused on priorities for recovery and revival instead of competition....

2021 Outlook: Wealth Managers Weigh In

12.01.21 01:53 PM By Saheed Adeleke - Comment(s)

While challenges likely still lie ahead, there’s no denying we all weathered our fair share of storms in 2020. Now that the calendar has turned to a new year, we looked to wealth managers across the nation to find out what they’re expecting for 2021. As you’ll see, the answer often changes depending...

What’s Ahead for the Stock Market?

29.12.20 01:47 PM By Saheed Adeleke - Comment(s)

In November, the Dow experienced its best month since 1987, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes enjoyed their best month since April of this year.1

With the election behind us and a vaccine on the horizon, the stock market has plenty to celebrate. Many consumers used the pandemic period to shore...

The Effect of Debt on the Global Economy

22.12.20 01:45 PM By Saheed Adeleke - Comment(s)

The national debt is a measurement of how much the federal government owes creditors, most commonly depicted as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP). A high debt-to-GDP ratio is considered viable when the economy is expanding, because that growth allows the government to generate higher tax ...

China’s Rebound

15.12.20 01:01 PM By Saheed Adeleke - Comment(s)

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) – passed in 2010 and known colloquially as “Obamacare” – has experienced quite a ride. Initially, it was embraced by millions of Americans for whom it afforded tax-subsidized health insurance without access to employer-sponsored coverage. At the s...

2019 Market Prognostications: What the Experts Say

27.02.19 06:03 AM By Saheed Adeleke - Comment(s)

By the end of 2018, not one of the eight asset categories tracked by Ned Davis Research was on track to post a return greater than 5 percent. Since it’s common for the market to yield at least some “winners” and “losers” among asset classes each year, this was a significant phenomenon that hasn’t oc...