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Monday, May 2, 2022

Mixed S&P 500 Sector Performance for April 2022. Only 4 of the 11 sectors were positive and the range was unusually wide.

 

Monday, April 11, 2022

Markets Have Worst Quarter Since 1Q2020.

 

Friday, April 1, 2022

Very Good Sector Performance for March 2022. 10 of the 11 S&P 500 sectors were positive and half were up more than 5%.

 

Friday, March 18, 2022

March Madness, War, Inflation, & Your Portfolio. You should pick investments (and teams) so you win most of your games  Sports metaphors and investing are natural pairs. And while the war in Ukraine and inflation are real-life . . .

 

Monday, March 7, 2022

U.S. Markets Down in February. Similar to the month of January, although nowhere near the same degree, U.S. equity markets were down for the month of February, with NASDAQ recording its biggest two-month drop since March 2020.

 

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

An investing philosophy shaped from America’s Heartland since 1930. Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and revered as the Oracle of Omaha, released his annual letter to shareholders on Saturday, February 26th . . .

 

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

U.S. Markets Hammered in January. In contrast to last month, U.S. equity markets were hammered for the month of January, reversing last month’s overwhelmingly positive performance. But it wasn’t just U.S. equity markets . . .

 

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Markets Turn in Very Good Fourth Quarter. Global equity markets had a volatile fourth quarter, but when the final Wall Street-bell rang in the New Year, global markets recorded very decent numbers, as the good returns from the first . . .

 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Very Mixed Sector Performance for November. More than half of the 11 S&P 500 sectors retreated and the range was wide. Over every single time period, sector performance will be driven largely by factors one would expect, such as . . .

 

Friday, November 5, 2021

Very Positive Sector Performance for October. October was almost the mirror-opposite of September as all 11 were green. Over every single time period, sector performance will be driven largely by factors one would expect . . .

 

Friday, October 8, 2021

Markets Struggle in the Third Quarter. Global equity markets had a mixed third quarter, but when the final Wall Street-bell chimed on September 30th, global markets had not moved very much, despite the final month of the quarter . . .

 

Friday, September 17, 2021

The Fure Financial Crew takes on Lake Minnetonka! We had a fantastic evening enjoying a cruise around the lake.

 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Very Positive Sector Performance in August 2021. Of the 11 S&P 500 sectors, only the Energy sector was negative in August.

 

Friday, August 20, 2021

Back to School Planning is So Different This Year. Rising college costs and inflationary pressures are hurting parents and kids.

 

Monday, August 2, 2021

Mostly Positive Sector Performance in July 2021. Nine of the 11 S&P 500 sectors were positive in July, but the range was big.

 

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell seems to have capitulated on plans to taper the Fed’s stimulus program as of mid-July, causing the bond market to rally...

 

Monday, July 12, 2021

Global equity markets were mixed for the month of June, as the larger-caps outperformed the smaller-caps, growth/technology stocks trounced the value names and the mega-caps barely moved. And June...

 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Be prepared as rates will inevitably go up – whether that’s 2022 or 2023 A few days before the official start of summer on June 21st, Wall Street’s eyes and ears were on...

 

Friday, June 18, 2021

Housing is rarely the best use of your money from an investment viewpoint. Despite continued low mortgage rates and tales of bidding wars, multiple offers and all-cash closings above asking-price, would-be-home-purchasers should be...

 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Global equity markets were mixed for the month of May, as the larger-caps outperformed the smaller-caps, value stocks outperformed growth stocks, and the blue-chips outpaced the technology-names. And...

 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Know what to do if you inherit an IRA from a spouse or someone else.

 

Monday, May 31, 2021

In observance of Memorial Day, we remember all of those who have bravely given their lives for this country.

 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Financial bubbles are frequently depicted as manias. From tulips and scrips to bitcoin and meme stocks – how the act of speculating became a financial mania. In the late 1990s,...

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Global equity markets were mostly up in April, but while U.S. equity markets continued to reach new highs, Wall Street seemed to be battling the forces of positive economic news and rising...

 

Friday, April 2, 2021

Global equity markets were generally up for the month of March, but like February, it was an uneven ride. For the month of March: The DJIA was up 6.6%; The S&P 500 was also up 6.6%; NASDAQ was up 0.4%; and...