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RGJ: Meidell – Markets may be in Holding Pattern

The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined for the fifth day on a row on Thursday, with investors in what appears to be a holding pattern prior to the presidential inauguration. Though the major market averages traded marginally higher for the first 30 minutes of the trading day, the averages spent the remainder of the day […]

Investors seem to be pleased with the results so far this earnings season, as we saw on Tuesday, as stocks rose following better than expected earnings news from several well-known blue chip companies. The major market averages gapped higher at the opening bell, then held onto their gains throughout the day with the Standard and […]

10-11-2016 Weekly American Wealth Review

The major market averages were given a boost on Monday led by energy stocks, after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would support international efforts to put a cap on oil supplies and hoped OPEC producers would come to an agreement on appropriate production curbs at their next meeting in November.  U.S. crude oil lurched […]

Laif Meidell: Stock market not surging or ceding ground

Due to their lack of upward progress since mid-July, the major market averages look as though they have hit the ceiling. However, as we saw on Wednesday, the market averages aren’t giving up much ground either, as stocks rallied to recover nearly all of the losses earlier in the week. Though the Standard & Poor’s […]

Laif Meidell: Market off to halting start in October

Stocks began the new month on Monday with little enthusiasm, as the major market averages gave back a portion of last Friday’s gains. Maybe it was British Prime Minster Theresa May’s comments on Sunday that took wind out of the market’s sales, when she said the U.K. would start separating itself from the European Union […]

10-4-2016 Weekly American Wealth Review

Stocks began the new month on Monday with little enthusiasm, as the major market averages gave back a portion of last Friday’s gains.   Maybe it was British Prime Minister Theresa May’s comments on Sunday that took wind out of the markets’ sales, when she said the U.K. would start separating itself from the European Union […]

9-26-2016 Weekly American Wealth Review

Stocks were down on Monday as financial shares across the globe suffered the largest decline of a single sector. This weakness in the financial stocks comes in part as a result of the Fed’s decision last week to keep interest rates unchanged until at least November, and concern over the impact of a settlement between a major […]

RGJ: Heidi Foster – When it comes to currencies, the world is flattening

By Heidi Foster Reducing risk while increasing the potential for return on one’s investment is the goal of every investor and investment adviser. The process is part art and part science. While the art of this process is difficult to explain, the science can be simplified into increasing the diversification of the investments and reducing […]

RGJ: Local Wealth Manager Debuts ETF

By Jason Hidalgo, jhidalgo@rgj.com When it comes to picking an investment instrument, Laif Meidell hopes that more folks do the MATH. That would be the Meidell Tactical Advantage ETF, which debuts publicly on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday under the ticker MATH. The fund is an ETF, or exchange-traded fund, that invests in other ETFs, […]

Heidi Foster: Managing Your Budget with Higher Gas Prices

How high will gas prices go this summer? Many analysts think we will pay $5 a gallon for gas this summer — and some think gas will cost much more than that within the next two years. While it has been a welcome relief to see a few cents off each gallon pumped the past few […]