Another quarter and more gains for the financial markets. During this past quarter the US stock market, as measured by the Standard & Poors 500 Index, gained 4.48% bringingRead more

You no doubt have heard, or will hear, a great deal about the “new fiduciary rules” regarding retirement plans. However, before delving in to that topic a little bitRead more

Northwest companies Microsoft, Boeing and Nike are all members of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow, DJIA). Another Northwest company, Amazon, has become one of the largest in theRead more

This song just continues to have the same tune, even with each successive verse. For the quarter US stocks again rose with the Standard & Poors 500 Index gainingRead more

Do you picture yourself owning a new home, starting a business, or retiring comfortably? These are a few of the financial goals that may be important to you, andRead more

Conventional wisdom says that what goes up, must come down. But even if you view market volatility as a normal occurrence, it can be tough to handle when it’sRead more

Keeping your cool can be hard to do when the market goes on one of its periodic roller-coaster rides. It’s useful to have strategies in place that prepare youRead more