In the Markets – Week-Ending February 19
U.S. stocks finished slightly lower Friday as a slide in oil prices resumed, but managed to log their largest weekly gains in three months. The Dow industrials finished down 22.3 points, or 0.1%, at 16,391.10. The S&P 500 finished flat at 1,917.67.
Checking it Twice – Year-End Financial and Tax Planning To-Do’s
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.
In the Markets: Week-Ending December 4
U.S. stocks rallied on Friday with the S&P 500 and Dow industrials posting their biggest one-day gains in nearly three months. Investors took a strong U.S. jobs report as a further indication that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this month. Comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, who said the bank can do more monetary stimulus if needed, also helped lift markets.