Tariffs and the stock market
It is universally agreed that international trade wars are bad for global economies. Tariffs increase prices on goods people buy. Consumers either buy less or they increase consumer debt. Tariffs…Read More
Uncapped index annuities as an alternative to bonds
I recently attended a lecture with Roger Ibbotson, an emeritus finance professor from Yale business school, and had the opportunity to speak with him afterward. Ibbotson recently completed extensive historical…Read More
How diversified is the S&P 500 Index?
The S&P 500 consists of 500 of the country’s largest publicly traded companies. These companies include the following sectors: energy, technology, consumer staples, consumer discretionary, financials, health care, industrial, materials,…Read More
Why the Stock Market Doesn’t like Tariffs
In an effort to cut the trade gap and negotiate a more favorable trade agreement with China, President Trump recently announced tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent…Read More