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Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary February 11, 2019

U.S. stocks finished barely positive last week. The S&P 500 inched 0.1% higher on a relatively light week for news. The government shutdown has delayed a number of key statistics about the strength of the U.S. economy and given investors less data then expected to evaluate it. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary February 04, 2019

Markets returned to rally mode last week and finished January significantly higher. The S&P 500 surged 1.6% on strong employment data, the Federal Reserve communicating its concerns about slowing growth, and generally positive earnings data.

The relatively strong earnings pushed Carson’s expectations for earnings growth from 11% to just less than 13%. Strong earnings performance from major oil companies helped boost estimates, too. Read more

News

How Fintech Companies Are Failing To Help Millennials With Financial Security

Low incomes, high urban rents, hefty student debt and spending habits are just a few reasons millennials struggle with their finances. That’s why this generation is an easy target for fintech companies, which often claim to help people save money and manage their spending. Read more

Federal Interest Rate, 2019, Carson Group

Monthly Newsletters

From Washington to Your Wallet: How the Federal Funds Rate Affects Personal Finance

If you’ve watched the headlines at all in the last month, you know the markets aren’t sitting still. From the worst Christmas Eve on record to the Dow’s largest jump ever just a few days later – losses and gains seem to have less pattern every day. Experts are divided on how 2019 will look, but predictable isn’t the word any of them are using. Read more

Monthly Newsletters

Digital Assets – What They Are and Why You Already Own Some

By Jamie Hopkins

Recently I gave a presentation to a large group, over 300 in attendance. I asked the group, “How many of you own a digital currency?” Only about three or four hands went up. I was shocked. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary January 28, 2019

After a four-week rally, stocks finished close to unchanged last week. The S&P 500 shed 0.2% but is still up 6.4% this year.

The S&P 500 opened sharply lower and then rose the rest of the holiday-shortened week. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary January 21, 2019

Stocks continued to post strong weekly gains. The S&P 500 gained 2.9%, following last week’s 2.6% increase. Read more

Videos

Q1 2019 Quarterly Market Update

Carson Group Partners’ Scott Kubie shares key events we saw in the past quarter and how we think they’ll affect markets in 2019. Contact us to speak with a financial advisor.
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News

15 Steps Entrepreneurs Need To Take To Start 2019 Off On The Right Financial Foot

The holidays are fast becoming a distant memory — short, glorious and now gone. In the post-holiday glow, small business owners need to remember to keep their strategies aligned as the new year gets underway. After all, it’s said that you should start as you mean to go on. Read more