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Mixed Signals in the Market

Financial Advisor, Jeff Bangerter explains the mixed signals of the market during the holiday-shortened week. Jobless claims were still reflective of a struggling labor market; however, consumer retail sales have increased.

Market Update Financial Advisor Stock Market Wall Street Economic Update By on Feb 26, 2021

The Year In Review

Financial Advisor, Jeffrey Bangerter discusses the fiscal year of 2020 in review. A year that was disrupted by a global pandemic affected economies, financial markets, and daily life. With two promising vaccines announced and starting to roll out, Congress approved another stimulus bill to assist the struggling economy. As we enter 2021, there are many unanswered questions, but the financial markets will be watching progress.

Market Update COVID-19 Financial Advisor Stock Market Wall Street Economic Update By on Jan 06, 2021

December Economic Update

In this month’s Economic Update, Financial Advisor, Jeffrey Bangerter discusses recent headlines that influenced the financial markets in November 2020. Positive news events, including positive clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine, and the election, energized investors. Traders are set to watch for the trajectory of new COVID-19 infections, but they are also looking ahead to when a vaccine will be available.

Market Update COVID-19 Financial Advisor Stock Market Wall Street Economic Update By on Dec 11, 2020

Is Stimulus Near?

Fiscal stimulus negotiations resumed to further improve the outlook for the passage of a new stimulus package. The market rallied as a better-than-expected jobless claim report came out on Thursday. As the holiday shopping season began, in-store shopping was avoided; however, online shopping surged as retailers rolled out pre-Black Friday deals early.

Market Update COVID-19 Financial Advisor Stock Market Wall Street Stimulus By on Dec 10, 2020

Dow Hits 30,000

With the announcement of another potential COVID-19 vaccine, stocks rallied to record high levels, with the Dow closing above the 30,000 milestone. Although states face COVID-related restrictions, there's still some hope such as healthy consumer spending and high sales of new homes.

Market Update COVID-19 Financial Advisor Stock Market Wall Street By on Dec 02, 2020

New Infections Increase Anxiety

Stocks remain mixed amidst news of another COVID-19 vaccine option. New infections and state lockdowns eroded the stock gains of the vaccine announcement. Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell, warns that an increase in infections could prolong economic recovery.

Market Update COVID-19 Financial Advisor Stock Market Wall Street By on Nov 24, 2020

November Educational Economic Update

In this month’s video, Financial Advisor, Jeffrey Bangerter discusses a few headlines that influenced the financial markets in October 2020. Pressures on the stock market were drawn from the lack of action for a fiscal stimulus bill as well as rising COVID-19 cases. For the month, the market waited eagerly for results of the presidential election.

Market Update Financial Planning Financial Advisor Stock Market Wall Street Election By on Nov 19, 2020

Vaccine Triggers Rally

With the news of a COVID-19 vaccine, economically sensitive stocks soared this week amidst a steep rise in new positive cases. Expectations for a new fiscal stimulus package remained low.

Market Update Financial Planning Financial Advisor Stock Market Wall Street Election By on Nov 18, 2020

The Markets React to the Election

The Week on Wall Street soared in anticipation of a split Congress. Throughout the election week, stocks rallied coming off of a poor close of October as many Americans went to the polls. Unemployment rates saw a full percentage point decrease to end the week.

Market Update Financial Planning Financial Advisor Stock Market Wall Street Election By on Nov 10, 2020

No Stimulus, Stocks Lower

Stocks were sent lower as there is still no agreement on a fiscal stimulus bill from Washington D.C. COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the U.S. and Europe. Most have looked to jobless claims as a sign of economic recovery, so good news came when jobless claims reflected less than what was expected after weeks of 800,000+ claims.

Market Update COVID-19 Financial Planning Financial Advisor Stock Market Wall Street By on Oct 29, 2020