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Market Commentary: Markets React to Inflation

Even in Healthy Markets, Stocks Go Up and Down After more than a 30% total return on the S&P 500 over the last 12 calendar months, a five-month win streak, and a 27% rally in the first 100 trading days off the late-October lows, the market may finally be having a well-deserved break. We …

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Facts Vs Feelings Take 5 – Do Stocks Care About an Election?

We’re in a presidential election year, and many investors are concerned about how the potential outcomes could affect the stock market. Find out what Carson Group’s Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and VP, Global Macro Strategist Sonu Varghese have to say. Highlights include:   The U.S. …

6 Signs It’s Time to Ditch DIY Retirement Planning

Retirement planning is a journey that generally takes decades to complete and most of us start out along the do-it-yourself path. More than likely, your first step was to enroll in an employer-provided plan such as a 401(k) or setting up an individual retirement account, also known as an IRA.

The Corporate Transparency Act: What You Need to Know

By Mike Valenti, CPA, CFP®, Director,Tax Planning LLCs can provide legal protections and a level of anonymity, either or both of which can be beneficial for business owners, investors, and others with valid intentions. But those features also attract criminal activity, and layers of shell c …

Market Commentary: The Case Against a Stock Market Bubble

“Please, God, just one more bubble.” — Popular Silicon Valley bumper sticker after the tech bubble burst   With stocks near all-time highs, many believe they must be in a bubble. Take note, many of these bubble callers are the same bears that fought this bull market all the way up. Now they …

Facts Vs Feelings Take 5 – Reasons for More Green in 2024

2024 has already seen a lot of gains with the markets and economy. Are we likely to see more green this year? Hear what Carson Group’s Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and VP, Global Macro Strategist Sonu Varghese have to say. Highlights include:   Earnings expectations are up   Industr …

Market Commentary: Stocks Still in a Sweet Spot Despite Modest Declines

Stocks Still in a Sweet Spot The S&P 500 was down for the second consecutive week last week, but even combined declines were modest at just -0.3%. A pause is normal and even healthy for a bull market. In addition, several signs continue to indicate an overall healthy market. Year-to-dat …

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