Jobs, Wages, GDP Potential Areas of Growth in 2016

By Chad Centorbi | April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

By many measures, the country’s economy is continuing on its upward trend. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 242,000 new jobs in February 2016, with the unemployment rate unchanged at 4.9 percent. Industries with the highest number of jobs gains were health care and social assistance, retail trade, food and beverage and private educational…

The 1%, the Lower 50% and the 49% In Between

By Chad Centorbi | April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Five years ago, 388 people were as wealthy as half the people in the world combined. While that’s a lot of money divided among a small number of people, it’s nothing compared to where that number stands today. Currently, the world’s 62 richest people hold the same amount of wealth as the world’s poorest 3.5…

How to Cope With Market Volatility

By Chad Centorbi | April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The investment markets had a rocky start in 2016, and many analysts believe market volatility may continue to be a theme throughout the year. Market volatility is a tough factor to deal with. It inherently makes us want to react, to change, to make things smooth and even keel. It may cause stress when you…

Weather Far from a Perfect Storm for U.S. Economy

By Chad Centorbi | April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

A sunny day can make you feel good, and a cold, dreary one can put you in a funk. As it turns out, these emotions are reflected in consumers’ financial decisions as well. Some studies have even concluded that bad weather can have a depressive influence on an investor’s state of mind, and even Wall…

Filling in Bubbles Won’t Always Lead to a Fulfilling Retirement

By Chad Centorbi | March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Yes, there are essential questions you need to ask yourself before you retire. But taking an online quiz with stock questions and answers may not be the best way to help you make this important decision. Therefore, instead of calculating your score and placing you in a category with run-of-the-mill recommendations, we delve deep to…

2016: Analyst Forecasts & Perspectives

By Chad Centorbi | March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Despite volatility in the markets during the first month of 2016, investment managers share a good bit of optimism for the year as a whole, particularly where the U.S. is concerned. Unemployment continues its downward path, and we believe that the Federal Reserve’s long-awaited interest rate hike is a sign of growing confidence and that…


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