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Interest Rates Tick Higher - January 25, 2021

Interest rates are very low for safe, interest-bearing investments, and savers have found the environment to be challenging. Let’s review Figure 1. Two things stand out.

First, yields have been in a long-term downward trend. Second, rates have inched up from the bottom. Still, the 10-year Treasury does not sport an attractive yield.

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Intentionality and Your Retirement - January 20, 2021

Did you know—

  • Almost half of all Americans do not have a 401k account.
  • Two-thirds do not have an IRA (Individual Retirement Account).
  • One-quarter of Americans have no retirement savings.

Source: Federal Reserve Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2018

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Covid Crimps Retail Sales - January 19, 2021

New daily Covid cases spiked higher in the fall and have remained elevated, according to data from Johns Hopkins. At over 200,000 per day, cases are roughly triple the modest spike we experienced last summer. 

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Record Highs Greet the New Year - Jan 11, 2021

On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq Composite, and the S&P 500 Index all closed at record highs, surpassing, 31,000, 13,000, and 3,800, respectively, according to data provided by MarketWatch. The indexes added to gains on Friday.

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