I Haven’t Heard Either Presidential Candidate Talk About This Topic – Have You?

Originally posted on September 13, 2016 We have been exposed to a host of different issues from both candidates over the course of this presidential election. And while the media continues to highlight several stories that range from Clinton’s health … Continue reading

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The Message of the Markets

Originally posted on August 11, 2016 Over the last few weeks the major indexes – S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq – continue to break record highs. The obvious question becomes, “Are these lofty stock prices sustainable and what’s the markets’ … Continue reading

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Brexit – What You Need to Know

Originally posted on June 21, 2016 In two days (June 23rd) Britons will go to the polls to decide whether their country will remain in the European Union (EU), the 28-nation supranational project that offers free trade in exchange for … Continue reading

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Is the Current Market Rally Real or Fake?

Investors’ end of month February and March statements sure looked a lot better than end of January’s statements. Is the current market uptick here to stay or are we in a “bear market rally”? A loose definition of a bear … Continue reading

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Congratulations Katie!

Kapusta Financial Group would like to extend congratulations to Katie Kapusta for successfully earning the Registered Paraplanner (RP) designation. Over the last eight months she was introduced to various modules of the financial planning field including investment planning, retirement planning, … Continue reading

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Stocks Begin the Year with a Big Correction

The stock selloff that began this past Monday has now morphed as of yesterday’s market close into statistically the worst four day start of the year in stock market history. The main impetus behind the selloff is a carryover from … Continue reading

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The Fed Will Raise Rates

As expected, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. Jon Hilsenrath from the Wall Street Journal expands on the event in his article Fed Raises Rates After Seven Years Near Zero, Expects ‘Gradual’ … Continue reading

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What Lies Ahead for September?

It is no doubt that Wall Street experienced an extremely turbulent month in August. Slowing growth in China, falling commodity prices, and talks of a possible interest rate hike sent investors into a trading frenzy. The trading action that occurred … Continue reading

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Will the Federal Reserve Take Action on Interest Rates?

The Federal Reserve has held its benchmark federal funds rate near zero since December 2008 in attempt to spur borrowing, spending, and investment. However, the overall economy is struggling to deliver any growth at all, even with interest rates this … Continue reading

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China – What’s Behind its Stock Market Correction?

We now look at the front page of the news only to see another financial crisis brewing – China. What is happening to China’s markets and how will it affect Wall Street? The Chinese government has always had a hand … Continue reading

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