Broker Check
Confident Vision Retirement Group

11138 State Bridge Road, Suite 100
Johns Creek, Georgia 30022

(770) 688-8000

 

Blog

Monday, January 6, 2014

SPECIAL EDITION: 2013 In Review Weekly Update - January 06, 2014 Now that 2013 is behind us, let's take a look at the events that shaped markets last year and consider what may lie ahead in 2014. 2013 was the year that investors...

 

Monday, December 30, 2013

2013: Good to the Last Drop?Weekly Update - December 30, 2013Stocks closed out their second week of gains despite the short trading week with the Dow and S&P 500 hovering near record highs. The S&P 500 gained 1.27%, the Dow grew 1.59%,...

 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Taper's Here, But The Party's Not Over Weekly Update - December 23, 2013 Stocks broke their losing streak and rallied on the long-awaited Fed taper and positive economic news. The S&P 500 and Dow both finished out the week at record...

 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Second Weekly Loss on Low Volume, Federal Open Market Committee ConcernsWeekly Update - December 16, 2013Stocks experienced another down week, driven largely by low volume, anticipation of a budget deal, and investor caution before the...

 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Markets Snap Winning Streak by "This Much" Weekly Update - December 9, 2013 Stocks ended their winning streak, preoccupied by the Friday jobs report, but quickly regained steam after data revealed a rosy jobs picture. For the week, the...

 

Show All

Monday, December 2, 2013

Markets Continue 8th Week of Rally Weekly Update - December 2, 2013 Markets continued the rally through the holiday-shortened week, giving the S&P 500 and Dow their eighth straight week of gains. Markets are up for the third month in a...

 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Markets Red Hot or Overheated? Weekly Update - November 25, 2013 Stocks climbed again as the S&P 500 and Dow notched their seventh straight week of gains on positive economic data. The S&P 500 and Dow both hit new record closes, and...

 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Weekly Update - November 18, 2013 Stocks climbed again this week with the S&P 500 and Dow closing out a sixth straight week of gains despite some volatility. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 1.56%, the Dow rose 1.27%, and the Nasdaq...

 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Despite some volatility, the S&P 500 and Dow hit their fifth straight week of gains, boosted by an unexpected jobs report and a rosy Q3 GDP (Gross Domestic Product) estimate. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.51%, the Dow gained 0.94%...

 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Markets ended a fairly bullish week mixed, gaining in some sectors, while others fell to earnings jitters. The S&P 500 notched a new high, while the Dow finally reached a record close.[1] For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.11%, the Dow...

 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Markets extended their post-deal rally for another week, putting up several new records: the S&P 500 closed out the week at another all-time high, while the Nasdaq ended at a 13-year high. No records yet for the Dow, but it’s putting...

 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Markets experienced one of the best weeks in months, with the S&P 500 setting a new high after lawmakers finally struck a deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 2.42%, the Dow gained...

 

Monday, October 14, 2013

The market experienced another tumultuous week as investors responded to fear about the looming debt ceiling and hope about a possible resolution. Despite the volatility, markets rebounded on Friday as hopes of a deal circulated in the...

 

Monday, October 7, 2013

The big news last week was that the federal government shut down on Tuesday, October 1 when Congress would not pass a 2014 budget bill. Since many federal agencies require their funding to be renewed each fiscal year, they were forced...

 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Though stocks fell again last week, weighed down by worries about a budget impasse in Washington, the major indices are still up for the month and the quarter. Through Friday, September 27, the S&P 500 grew 5.32% for the quarter, while...

 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Markets moved up last week on news that the Federal Reserve will delay tapering until economic data improves. Despite some end-of-week jitters about Washington's debt ceiling debates, the major indices all closed in the black. For the...

 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Markets closed out a solid week, boosted by a diplomatic solution in Syria and hopes that a big tapering move by the Fed may be avoided. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 1.98%, the Dow rose 3.04%, and the Nasdaq grew 1.70%.[1]Tensions...

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Markets ended the short week in the black despite sustained volatility as traders worried about escalating tensions in Syria and the prospect of an end to the Federal Reserve's economic stimulus. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 1.36%,...

 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Markets ended the last trading day of August in the red, with the Dow and S&P 500 posting their worst monthly declines since May 2012. Trading was slow on Friday as worries about the escalating Syria situation and the Fed appear to...

 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Markets ended the week mixed, showing an upward trend after the previous week's losses, but still subject to investor nerves. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.46%, the Dow lost 0.47%, and the Nasdaq gained 1.53%.[1] Uncertainty...

 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Markets ended another week in the negative, pushed lower by mixed economic data and underlying fears about future Fed tapering. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 2.1%, the Dow lost 2.23% and the Nasdaq lost 1.57%.[1] Some strong economic...

 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Markets ended a slow trading week in the red, posting the biggest weekly decline since June. Stocks were pushed down by low volume and investor concerns about when the Federal Reserve will wind down its stimulus program. For the week,...

 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Markets closed out another positive week, driven upward by a better-than-expected GDP report and a reminder that the Fed won't be pulling the plug on bond purchases this month. Nervousness ahead of a Fed policy meeting and the monthly...