Market Week: March 4, 2013

The Markets

Sequester? What sequester? After a dismal Monday, domestic equities spent the week recovering to end the week not far from where they started. The Dow managed to rise above 14,000 yet again and was only half a percentage point from its October 2007 all-time high. The S&P 500 wasn’t far behind; by week’s end it was less than 3% away from its pre-2008 top. The interest in equities pushed the 10-year Treasury yield down for a second week.

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April 28, 2012 – Tax Tips, Small Business Retirement Plans, GDP, Social Security and Market Commentary

Host, Chris Boyd, CFP®, speaks with show regular, Herb Montgomery, CFP®. Herb shares some tips for listeners of observations of common tax and financial planning missteps he observed during tax preparation season. Also covered in the first segment is a review of retirement plans small business employers may want to consider (i.e., SEP-IRA, Simple IRA, Individual 401(k) plans). In the second half of the show, Chris review important financial news during the week relating to the weaker than expected GDP in the first quarter, worries surrounding exhausting the Social Security trust funds reserves, along with observations about the “Ryan Budget proposal” and personal attacks about his faithfuless to Catholic social teaching because of his budget priorities.

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