Renewables Like Wind and Solar Energy Displace Fossil Fuels

The transition to renewables from fossil fuel generation is happening around the world. As an investor, you’ll want to consider the opportunities while remaining aware of the risks. Renewables Replace 20% of European Fossil Fuel Energy Generation According to a June 3, 2024 Reuters article titled EU wind and solar growth displaces fossil fuel generation,…

How Earnings Can Guide Investors in Difficult Markets

Earnings play an important role in guiding investors, particularly during difficult markets. With markets nervous about stubborn inflation, a gradually slowing labor market, and the timing of the first Fed rate cut, investors are more focused on this corporate earnings season than usual. This is because while the economy has avoided a “hard landing” corporate…

What Do Baseball and Investing Have in Common?

Would you combine baseball and investing in one sentence? We would, and here’s why. I invite you to reach out with your financial questions so we can discuss them. I am using new retirement planning tools to assist clients in framing their investment path to retirement. What Makes Baseball Stand Out? Focus on the Long…

Top Tax Tips for Investors

If you’re a committed investor, you are most probably counting on time to help you build the wealth to meet specific goals. And, since you have a long-term window in mind, you’ll want to follow these tips to help you be ready for tax time. The Biggest Tax Concern for Investors? The biggest source of…

9 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

What would you say to resolutions that simply require attention at the beginning of the year to provide you with value? That’s what you’ll find with the 9 financial resolutions detailed below. Unlike traditional New Year resolutions that often wind up abandoned before January’s even over, these aren’t too time-consuming, complicated, or unpleasant to stick…

Assessing 2023 & Looking Forward to 2024

2023 was a difficult year for investors but as we take a breath and after assessing 2023, it can best be summarized as The Bard wrote, “All’s well that ends well.” Bears Controlled the 2023 Narrative In 2023, the Bears controlled the narrative – inflation and interest rates were going to move unstoppably higher, recession…

How Middle East Conflicts Have Historically Impacted Markets

As you might surmise, given how interconnected the world is, global conflicts affect markets. In this article, we’ll focus on conflicts in the Middle East. Most Recent Middle East Conflict: October 7, 2023 On the morning of Saturday, October 7, Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel killing hundreds and plunging the region into further…

Hydrogen Energy Outlook

How familiar are you with the hydrogen energy market? While more traditional renewable energy sources such as solar and wind are still leading in terms of investment, hydrogen energy, specifically something called “green hydrogen”, is being discussed as a serious source of renewable energy. Hydrogen’s ability to act as a hybrid between an energy generator…

2023: A Good Year for the Market?

It hardly seems it but we are halfway through 2023. Just as unbelievable is that the stock market is having a good year. >> To subscribe to this monthly newsletter, click on Subscribe! Something for Every Investor! The S&P500 is up just over 18%. The bond market has been ok too. There has been a lot…

What You Need to Know About Preferred Stock

How familiar are you with Preferred Stock? Preferred stock is a class of securities that is often overlooked by investors. It deserves consideration because preferreds have the characteristics of both fixed-income and equity securities. Preferred Stock in a Traditional Corporate Capital Structure In the capital structure, preferred stock is junior to company debt (bonds) but…