Panic

Reason to Panic?

Last Friday, the S&P 500 index fell 2.4%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2.1%.  This was the first 1% sell-off since June, and the press reports described it as a full-blown market panic. What’s going on?  Efforts to trace the reason why quick-twitch traders scattered for the hills on Friday turned up two

decision

Fed Decision: Hold the Line

At today’s meeting of The Federal Reserve Board, a decision was made to not increase key interest rates in the U.S. economy. A rate increase is still expected sooner than later, and it will be the first rate hike since 2006.  Analysts generally agree that the pace of future rate hikes will be more critical

Investing

Invest Like a Girl

While recently participating in a professional education conference, I attended a session on the subject of women and investing. Going into it, I expected a discussion around communication styles or financial planning needs that might be unique concerning female clients. However, I quickly realized that the speaker’s topic was actually around the research showing that