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Weekly Market Commentary July 16, 2018

Solid earnings and perhaps some potentially blissful ignorance on the ongoing risks over trade pushed stocks to a second straight week of strong gains. The S&P 500 soared 1.5% for the second week in a row. The MSCI ACWI climbed 1.0%, and the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index rose 0.2%. Read more


Q3 2018 Quarterly Market Outlook

Carson Group Partners’ Scott Kubie discusses market updates from the past quarter and provides an outlook on the upcoming quarter. Contact us to speak with a Financial Advisor. Read more

Monthly Newsletters

July Monthly Newsletter: Five Financial Factors to Consider Before Buying a Home

Every spring it’s the same: the snow melts, the birds begin building their nests, the neighborhood children resume their outdoor play and the housing market blooms. Yes, among the budding trees and perennial sprouts you’ll notice “For Sale” signs popping up all over town. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary July 9, 2018

The positive U.S. jobs report released Friday contributed to a strong week for global stocks and bonds. The S&P 500 soared 1.5%, the MSCI ACWI climbed 0.9%, and the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index rose 0.2%. Read more


Divorce & Finance

Watch the video below to learn about the 6 most common financial divorce mistakes and how to avoid them. Read more


Simple Formulas to Help You Decide How Much Life Insurance You Need Weekly Update – 06/27/18

Thinking of life insurance? You should be doing your math then, too. With a few simple “rules of thumb”, and dependent on your age, you can define a solid estimate based on your loved one’s needs in the future and your current financial condition. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary July 2, 2018

Stock markets finished the quarter on a down note. The S&P 500 and the global MSCI ACWI both dropped 1.3%. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index shrugged off higher inflation and rose 0.3% last week. Read more


How Emotional Decisions Can Ruin Your Investment Strategy

More money is left behind than lost during market declines. When an investor reacts emotionally to declines, they often pull money out of the market, derailing their investment strategy and leaving them much less exposed to equity markets. Often, these moves are made very near the bottom of the market and the investor leaves behind a substantial portion of return. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary June 25, 2018

Global stocks declined last week as the Trump administration’s rhetoric and proposals regarding global trade continued to concern investors. OPEC indicated it would increase oil production less than expected, and oil prices climbed between 3% and 5% depending on the market. Read more



Published by Jeff Pesta

I am the second oldest of six kids. Growing up, money was always tight. My dad usually worked two jobs to keep food on the table.

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