Will the first half of the year end in the black or red?

TARIFF TALK INTENSIFIES Major economic powers proposed additional import taxes last week, as investors wondered if a global trade war was now underway. Monday evening, President Trump stated that he had instructed U.S. Trade ... continue reading

Blue chips falter as Nasdaq soars

FED, NEW TARIFFS GET WALL STREET’S ATTENTION As expected, the Federal Reserve adjusted the target range on the federal funds rate to 1.75%-2.00% on Wednesday. The central bank’s latest dot-plot projection, however, raised some ... continue reading

The Duke weighs in on the market week

100 MONTHS OF GROWTH FOR SERVICE BUSINESSES The Institute for Supply Management announced this milestone as it revealed a 58.6 May reading for its non-manufacturing purchasing manager index. That excellent reading was well north ... continue reading

When Not Knowing is Expensive

Many of you have heard the saying “You don’t know what you don’t know,” especially if you’ve read my newsletters for a while or attended my informational workshops. This doesn’t mean you need to ... continue reading

The PCA Difference

This article will probably surprise you if you have 3 minutes to read!  The financial industry has many diverse business models, and professionals often focus on very different clients and objectives.  However, many consumers ... continue reading

Topsy Turvy market last week ends on winning note

HIRING, HOUSEHOLD SPENDING STRENGTHEN Net job growth surprised to the upside in May: companies added 223,000 more workers than they laid off or fired. At 3.8%, the unemployment rate is now where the Federal ... continue reading