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Investing Lessons From the 2019 NBA Finals

Investing Lessons From the 2019 NBA Finals

Nothing is Certain in Investing – Lessons Learned From the NBA Finals Trying to predict the outcome of the NBA finals is like trying to time the market – you might win, but you might end up getting it very, very wrong. Vegas priced the Warriors as the heavy...
Weekly Market Digest: Should the Fed Cut Rates?

Weekly Market Digest: Should the Fed Cut Rates?

It was a relatively uneventful week in equity markets due to anticipation of next week’s Fed meeting and the G20 Summit the following week. Global equity markets were mixed, ending flat for the week with the U.S. notching slight gains and international...
How Much Home Can I Afford? Understanding PITI & The 28% Rule

How Much Home Can I Afford? Understanding PITI & The 28% Rule

PITI stands for Principle, Interest, Taxes, and Insurance and is what makes up your monthly mortgage payment. Calculating your PITI number will help you determine how much house you can afford. It’s home-buying season, and as you browse listings and...
What Major Events Impacted the Markets In May?

What Major Events Impacted the Markets In May?

Every month, Personal Capital Chief Investment Officer Craig Birk reviews the major market-movers: what’s moving the markets? What should you be aware of for the coming month? The rally in global equity markets ran out of steam in May. Stocks retreated...
Weekly Market Digest: Are We In Danger of a Recession?

Weekly Market Digest: Are We In Danger of a Recession?

Uncertainty about global growth continues to weigh heavily on markets. Risk assets such as global equities and high-yield fixed income continued their slide downward amid news of increasing trade tensions with China, and more recently, Mexico. Additionally,...
How to Sell Your Company Stock – Exercising & Selling Strategies

How to Sell Your Company Stock – Exercising & Selling Strategies

Ok, so you have some stock in your company but you don’t know what to do with it. Should you hold it? Sell it? We talk to a lot of people who have significant shares in their company, but aren’t sure what they should do with it. In this article, we’ll focus...
Weekly Market Digest: What’s The Deal With Huawei?

Weekly Market Digest: What’s The Deal With Huawei?

Following the recent collapse in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China, investors spent the week mulling over renewed concerns of a full-blown trade war. The two parties looked close to a deal a few weeks ago, but the situation has rapidly...
Weekly Market Digest: Let’s Talk About Stock Buybacks

Weekly Market Digest: Let’s Talk About Stock Buybacks

This week markets remained volatile as investors digested both last Friday’s Tariff increases by the United States, and China’s subsequent tariff retaliation on Monday. Markets initially reacted poorly to the escalating tariffs on Monday, but rebounded over...