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Perspectives Monthly Lifestyle eNewsletter for June, 2019

Beckett Financial Group      825 Meeting Street, West Columbia, SC 29169      BeckettFinancialGroup.com (803) 939-4848 JB Beckett JB@BeckettFinancialGroup.com JB Beckett presents:   SMART TIP: Looking for stress relief? Try petting a dog or cat. Studies show that playing with a companion animal can lower your levels of cortisol and increase oxytocin. Don’t have a furry […]

Weekly Economic Update for May 20, 2019

In this week’s recap: tariffs and U.S.-China trade tensions once again become the talk of Wall Street, and U.S. stocks end up lower, week-over-week. Weekly Economic Update   Presented by JB Beckett, May 20, 2019   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks fell sharply at the start of last week over trade tensions, then recovered […]

Retirement In Sight for May, 2019

Beckett Financial Group      825 Meeting Street, West Columbia, SC 29169      BeckettFinancialGroup.com (803) 939-4848 JB Beckett JB@BeckettFinancialGroup.com Monthly News and Information for Current and Future Retirees Presented by JB Beckett  –  MAY 2019 QUOTE OF THE MONTH   “To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.” BRUCE LEE RETIRING WITH A CASH […]

Weekly Economic Update for May 13, 2019

In this week’s recap: domestic and international stocks sell off as higher tariffs go into effect for Chinese goods coming to the U.S., while the wave of notable initial public offerings continues. Weekly Economic Update   Presented by JB Beckett, May 13, 2019   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET As we noted recently, Wall Street […]

Weekly Economic Update for February 11, 2019

In this week’s recap: minor gains for major stock indices, a March deadline looms for U.S.-China trade talks, and good news about the service industry. Weekly Economic Update   Presented by JB Beckett, February 11, 2019   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Major U.S. stock benchmarks eked out slight gains last week, with corporate profit […]

Weekly Economic Update for February 4, 2019

In this week’s recap: a hiring surge, a noteworthy remark from Jerome Powell, a dip for a respected household confidence index, and gains on Wall Street. Weekly Economic Update   Presented by JB Beckett, February 4, 2019   February BEGINS WITH SOME EXCELLENT ECONOMIC DATA Payrolls swelled with 304,000 net new jobs last month, according to the Department of Labor’s February […]

Weekly Economic Update for January 28, 2019

In this week’s recap: home sales slip, the Fed may be discussing an end date for its balance sheet reduction, leading indicators flash weaker signals, and equities continue to climb. Weekly Economic Update   Presented by JB Beckett, January 28, 2019   HOME SALES QUICKLY FALTER Seldom do existing home sales fall 6.4% in a month, but that was what […]

Perspectives Monthly Lifestyle eNewsletter for February, 2019

Beckett Financial Group      825 Meeting Street, West Columbia, SC 29169      BeckettFinancialGroup.com (803) 939-4848 JB Beckett JB@BeckettFinancialGroup.com JB Beckett presents:   SMART TIP: Want to improve the flavor of your food in a heart-healthy way? Add more herbs and spices. Cumin, ginger, cayenne, and countless others are loaded with antioxidants and other phytonutrients. So, […]

Weekly Economic Update for January 7, 2019

In this week’s recap: an impressive jobs report, a disappointing factory activity index, a slight recovery for oil, and some tailwinds on Wall Street. Weekly Economic Update   Presented by JB Beckett, January 7, 2019   2018 Ended with a hiring surge The latest Department of Labor jobs report suggests an economy with plenty of forward […]

Monthly Economic Update for January, 2019

In this month’s recap: equity and commodity markets experience major losses, the Fed sends a hawkish message, home sales improve, and the economy maintains its momentum. Monthly Economic Update   Presented by JB Beckett, January 2019   THE MONTH IN BRIEF December 2018 will be remembered for its volatility and its challenges. The S&P 500 flirted with […]