Understanding Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency: A Financial Fad or the Future of Money? So, what is cryptocurrency? Well-known cryptocurrencies include Bitcoin, Dogecoin and Ethereum. And, they have become nearly impossible for even the biggest skeptics to ignore and that’s especially the case for investors. Even for individuals who today swear up and down that

Trading Sideways

Trading Sideways In recent weeks, investors have received positive economic news that usually would push markets higher – however, as the U.S. edges toward a full economic reopening, investors continue to struggle with one of the most pressing questions of today’s market… Is there more pain ahead for growth stocks, meaning

Should You Be Worried… About Inflation?

Should You Be Worried… About Inflation? Inflation may be an unavoidable economic fact of life, but it’s starting to make a lot of people very nervous.   Economists, investors and everyday folks believe inflation is primed for rapid growth as trillions in federal stimulus spending is layered on top of

Because the Fear Is Real

Because the Fear Is Real In the US, the Dow fell 474 points – its largest one-day drop since late February.  Investors are getting nervous about several risks, and inflation data for April spooked markets and raised concerns that the Fed is wrong about rising prices being just temporary. If

Market Outlook

Market Outlook The economy is rebounding. The earnings reports show S&P 500 companies are on track for their highest rate of profit growth in more than a decade.  As the world’s largest economy recovers,  Jeff Powell and Jeremy Witbeck discuss potential factors that could move the market.  More Episodes of Polaris

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Jeff Powell on Cheddar TV – S&P Record Close

“…The Fab 5 – the 5 largest companies in the S&P 500… they’ve gotten a little ahead of themselves from a historical figure of earnings and their valuations… ” Jeff Powell CIO, Managing Partner Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email The S&P rode the

Biden’s Big Speech

Biden’s Big Speech Yesterday, President Joe Biden addressed a joint session of Congress, on the eve of his first 100 days in office. He pressed his so-far popular agenda, which includes a $2 trillion infrastructure plan and a newly unveiled, $1.8 trillion plan for families, children and students. With these

Q1 2021 Market Recap

Market Recap Quarter 1: The last worldwide pandemic we had began in 1918 and lasted until 1919. What happened after this pandemic? That’s right, the “Roaring 20s!” There is a lot of pent up demand that is not being actualized due to COVID. What do you think happens once the

Financial Literacy – The Evolution of Savings​

Financial Literacy – The Evolution of Savings Creating a financially secure life can feel like a daunting task that requires the skills of an expert mapmaker and GPS programmer.  You need to figure out where you are today and where you want to get to. As if that’s not stressful

Q2 2021 Recap / Remaining 2021 Outlook

Q1 2021 Market Recap & 2021 Market Outlook: We expect to see a major shift in market leadership, from growth companies to value companies. Get excess cash invested in the market. Cash will not earn more than inflation, which means that you will lose buying power. 2021 is going to