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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 […]

Weekly Economic Update for December 31, 2018

In this week’s recap: A look back at 2018. Weekly Economic Update   Presented by JB Beckett, December 31, 2018   Year-End Special Edition: A Look Back at 2018 The close of the year provides an opportunity for investors to step back and consider the wider financial landscape. This week, we’re reviewing some key issues […]

Weekly Economic Update for December 24, 2018

In this week’s recap: the Fed disappoints the markets, more homes move, consumer spending and sentiment look solid, and oil falls. Weekly Economic Update   Presented by JB Beckett, December 24, 2018   FED FAILS TO CALM WALL STREET Federal Reserve policymakers voted unanimously last week to raise the benchmark interest rate by another 0.25%, putting the […]

Weekly Economic Update for December 17, 2018

In this week’s recap: inflation moderates, oil prices head south, and equities have a tough week. Weekly Economic Update   Presented by JB Beckett, December 17, 2018   As FUEL GROWS CHEAPER, INFLATION BECOMES TAMER Last week, the latest Consumer Price Index arrived, showing no move for headline inflation in November and a 0.2% core inflation increase. That precisely matched […]

Your Year-End Financial Checklist

Beckett Financial Group      825 Meeting Street, West Columbia, SC 29169      BeckettFinancialGroup.com (803) 939-4848 JB Beckett JB@BeckettFinancialGroup.com Your Year-End Financial Checklist Seven aspects of your financial life to review as the year draws to a close.    Provided by JB Beckett   The end of a year makes us think about last-minute things we […]

Retirement In Sight for December, 2018

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 – DECEMBER 2018 QUOTE OF THE MONTH   “It is wonderful what we can do if we are always doing.” George Washington CAN YOU PSYCH […]

Monthly Economic Update for December, 2018

In this month’s recap: equities rise with a little help from the Fed, oil dives, and most key domestic indicators look quite strong. Monthly Economic Update   Presented by JB Beckett, December 2018   THE MONTH IN BRIEF For most of November, the stock market was plagued by the same skepticism evident in October: the […]

Weekly Economic Update for December 3, 2018

In this week’s recap: stocks soar, the USMCA is signed, households spend more, and two housing market indicators fall short. Weekly Economic Update   Presented by JB Beckett, December 3, 2018   COMMENTS FROM JEROME POWELL INSPIRE A RALLY Wall Street liked what it heard from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell last week. While speaking Wednesday to an […]

Weekly Economic Update for November 26, 2018

In this week’s recap: a gain in existing home sales, a dip for consumer sentiment, more pain for the oil sector, and more losses for the big three. Weekly Economic Update   Presented by JB Beckett, November 26, 2018   SUDDENLY, MORE HOMES SELL Existing home sales improved in October for the first time in seven months. The National Association […]

Perspectives Monthly Lifestyle eNewsletter for December, 2018

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: Did you know that fruit “drinks,” “cocktails,” and “beverages” may only contain 5-15% fruit juice? Often, these drinks are loaded with added sugars as well.   WHO SAID IT? “I like […]