June 2018

Prepare for a Layoff

Emergency Fund Image.jpg by Jon Flaherty

Maybe you saw it written on the wall.  Or, maybe you felt blindsided by the news.  The fact is, job layoffs happen.  If you’ve ever lived through a layoff, then you know it can be challenging both emotionally and financially.  The good news is that you can take steps now to lessen the impact a layoff could have on you and your family. 

Monthly Markets Memo - June 2018

World Money Small.jpgby Dan Zalipski, CFA & Scott Rosenquist, CFA

Market Update

Investors over the past month have done their best to sort through the headlines and their potential impacts on the markets.  The North Korean summit was cancelled, and then happened.  Trade ‘wars’ were called off only to be back on days later.  Italy flirted with crisis when two populist parties struggled to form a coalition government.  With all this commotion, the U.S. markets moved higher over the past month on the back of favorable economic data and solid corporate earnings. 

Market Minute - June 12, 2018

by Scott Rosenquist, CFA

RECESSION LOOMING?

The current U.S. economic expansion that started in the middle of 2009 is now the second longest on record.  Such a prolonged expansion may leave some investors asking, “When will it end?”. 

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