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In this month’s recap: Stocks rebounded sharply, fueled by a flattening of the COVID-19 curve and positive results from clinical trial investigating a treatment for the virus. Monthly Economic Update Presented by Arland Kelly, May 2020 U.S. Markets Stocks rebounded sharply in April, fueled by a flattening pandemic curve and positive results from a clinical trial investigating a treatment for COVID-19. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which dropped 14% in March, jumped 11.08%. The Standard...
Arland Kelly presents: SMART TIP: Last month, the CDC gave an official recommendation of wearing cloth facial coverings (masks) over your face and mouth, if you must leave your home, in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. WHO SAID IT? “Truth is the proper & sufficient antagonist to error.” [GET THE ANSWER] TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE: Q: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2018, the most recent survey), how many nursing...
Arland Kelly presents: SMART TIP: Dry skin this winter? Moisturize immediately after bathing or washing your hands, while your skin is still damp, to help lock in moisture and prevent it from fully evaporating off your skin. WHO SAID IT? “If you desire many things, many things will seem but a few.” [GET THE ANSWER] TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE: Q: Two signatures appear on the front of a one dollar bill. On the right side is...
In this month’s recap: the emerging coronavirus reins in the bulls on Wall Street, trade deals make headlines, the United Kingdom makes its Brexit, and confident U.S. households help the economy keep its pace. Monthly Economic Update Presented by Arland Kelly, February 2020 THE MONTH IN BRIEF Early January gains gave way to late January losses as the coronavirus emerged as a global health concern, and correspondingly, a concern for the investment markets. The S&P...
Arland Kelly presents: SMART TIP: Holidays have you stressed out? It’s okay to say, “no” if you need a break. Taking a couple evenings off to rest and recharge can allow you to enjoy all the magical moments the season has to offer – instead of looking forward to its eventual conclusion. WHO SAID IT? “The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his...
In this month’s recap: As 2019 ends, the U.S. and China agree to a phase-one trade deal, and stocks, gold, and oil all advance. Monthly Economic Update Presented by Arland Kelly, January 2020 THE MONTH IN BRIEF Stocks rallied in December, closing out a decidedly positive year on Wall Street. The S&P 500 added another 2.86% last month, rising 28.88% for 2019. What helped the market? The trade dispute between the U.S. and China cooled...
Your Year-End Financial Checklist Six aspects of your financial life to review as the year draws to a close. Provided by Arland Kelly The end of the year can help remind us of last-minute things we need to address and long-term goals we want to accomplish. To that end, here are six aspects of your financial life to think about as this year leads into the next. Keep in mind, this article is for informational...
In this month’s recap: stocks stay in rally mode, helped by hints that the U.S. and China may be closing in on a phase-one trade deal; hiring bounces back; key real estate indicators look stronger. Monthly Economic Update Presented by Arland Kelly, December 2019 THE MONTH IN BRIEF The S&P 500 rose 3.4% in November and attained a series of record closes in the process. Earnings results helped stocks, as did intermittent signals that the...
In this month’s recap: stocks stay in rally mode, helped by hints that the U.S. and China may be closing in on a phase-one trade deal; hiring bounces back; key real estate indicators look stronger. Monthly Economic Update Presented by Arland Kelly, December 2019 THE MONTH IN BRIEF The S&P 500 rose 3.4% in November and attained a series of record closes in the process. Earnings results helped stocks, as did intermittent signals that the...
Arland Kelly presents: SMART TIP: Want to win this cold and flu season? Wash your hands more often. This simple act reduces your exposure to disease-causing germs and can help prevent their spread to others. WHO SAID IT? “I've learned that you can’t have everything and do everything at the same time.” [GET THE ANSWER] TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE: Q: Who was America’s first billionaire? A) Cornelius Vanderbilt B) Pierre DuPont C) Andrew Carnegie D) Henry...
In this month’s recap: another rate cut from the Federal Reserve, a strong hint of a partial U.S.-China trade deal, and stocks reach record heights again. Monthly Economic Update Presented by Arland Kelly, November 2019 THE MONTH IN BRIEF Investors and traders found much to like in October. The S&P 500 gained 2.04% during the month, topping 3,000 again. The Federal Reserve made its third interest rate cut of the year. Word came that the...
Arland Kelly presents: SMART TIP: Incorporating weight-bearing resistance training into your exercise routine may have a protective effect on your bones and could also enhance the bone-strengthening benefits of a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D. WHO SAID IT? “Creativity is just connecting things.” [GET THE ANSWER] TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE: Q: What was the highest-paid work-from-home occupation in 2019? A)Medical Director B)Senior Software Engineer C) Psychiatrist D)National Sales Account Executive [GET THE ANSWER] November...