Newsletter: In the Markets – Week-Ending December 18 Crystal Brook Advisors We Make Financial Planning Crystal Clear™ United States: The Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate on Wednesday from a range of 0% to 0.25% to a range of 0.25% to 0.5%. Major US stock markets have demonstrated negative dynamics this week. This was…
U.S. stocks ended sharply lower on Friday, as a relentless rout in oil prices, which closed at their lowest levels in seven years, weighed on the main benchmarks. Meanwhile, concerns about a junk-bond selloff ahead of a potential interest-rate increase by the Federal Reserve rattled Wall Street. All three main indexes posted their steepest one-day decline since Sept. 28.
2015 is rapidly coming to an end, we are all asking ourselves, where did the time go? Time waits for no one and a New Year is about to start. Although the holiday season is busy, packed with festivities and cheer, it is also an opportunity to sit down and get a jump start on 2016. Take the opportunity to review your current situation to determine if there are any financial or investment planning, including tax opportunities that can be beneficial to you. This is an important step towards ensuring your financial plans are on track and reaching your financial goals.