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Earnings Season Begins

Heightened global market volatility continued last week. Stocks slid on Friday, April 13, but still held on to gains for the week. The S&P 500 increased 1.99% and the Dow added 1.79%. International Stocks also rose, gaining 1.45%.

Stocks Drop as Tariff Noise Rises

Markets experienced significant declines last week. The S&P 500 lost 5.95% and the Dow dropped 5.66%. With these losses, all major domestic indexes had their worst weekly performance in more than 2 years. International Stocks also declined, giving back 2.64%.

Interest Rates, Treasuries and Inflation

Last week, the Presidents' Day holiday meant markets were only open for 4 trading days, and during that time, we received comparatively few economic reports. Nonetheless, major domestic stock indexes showed considerable volatility and posted losses for 3 straight days. By Friday, however, stocks rebounded and ended the week in positive territory.

Stocks Continue Higher

U.S. stocks had an impressive week yet again, as each of the domestic indexes reached record highs and gained at least 2%. The S&P 500 added 2.23%, and the Dow increased 2.09%. International stocks joined the growth, adding 1.49%.

What We’re Grateful For This Year

Happy Thanksgiving from our team at RiverTree Advisors! We want to take a moment to thank you for being a part of our family. We sincerely appreciate the trust you place in our firm, and we take our responsibility to you and your family very seriously.

Now For Some Good News

If you watch the news, it can seem like the world is falling apart. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, North Korea nuclear threat, refugee crisis, political wrangling. These are just a few of the recent events that have many of us worried about the world we live in.

Are You Affected by the Equifax Data Breach?

Here's What to Do

If you have a credit report (and most of us do), there's a good chance that you were one of the estimated 143 million Americans affected by the recent data breach at Equifax, one of the three largest American credit agencies. If you have been affected, it's important to be proactive to protect your credit and identity now.

We’re Still a Fiduciary

You may have heard in the news that on June 9th, the Department of Labor issued new rules, which are expected to significantly impact how people save for retirement. The main goal of the DOL’s ruling is to protect investors from biased retirement advice.

Are Your Financial Accounts Protected From Hackers?

Every other day we hear about online security breaches experienced by major companies, from Yahoo to JP Morgan Chase, and even the IRS. Because we rely so heavily on the Internet to conduct financial transactions and manage our accounts, we can expect these events to continue. In fact, reported data breaches in 2016 increased 40% from 2015, with over 1000 instances disclosed.

What We Do and How We Can Help

For most people, it can be difficult to find the time and resources to build and manage their wealth confidently, let alone enjoy managing the minute details of their finances. It can be even harder to know how to integrate your financial circumstances and life goals into a financial plan and stay on track for the long-term.

Need some advice?

We're here to help. Get in touch with us and we'll do our best to guide you in the right direction.

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