THE WEEK IN REVIEW: Oct. 17 – 23

Markets return to record levels on the back of strong earnings Markets surged on strong earnings for the second week in a row. With no new surprises from FederalReserve speakers and scant economic data, there wasn’t much to hold markets down and we hit record highs again last week. Washington was also quiet as talks…

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THE WEEK IN REVIEW: Oct. 10 – 16

Earnings keeping supply chain and inflation concerns at bay — for now The third-quarter earnings season kicked off last week. After a few days of fretting about inflation, stagflation, labor shortages and supply chain worries, the markets decided enough was enough.Bolstered by better-than-expected earnings from the likes of Bank of America and Morgan Stanley, the…

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The Wealth Report: Women and Work: The Path Forward

WOMEN AND WORK: THE PATH FORWARD Good, stable, affordable child care is hard to find. The same holds true for elder care. Until these issues are addressed, millions of women will remain out of the workforce. Overview As U.S. employers desperately seek workers, millions of mothers remain on the sidelines due to health safety concerns,…

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Slowing Market Climb: Q3

SLOWING MARKET CLIMB Despite hitting record highs well into August, markets were subdued throughout the third quarter, especially in comparison to the heady optimism experienced in the first half of 2021. Rising coronavirus cases and stalling vaccinations increased concerns about new restrictions and delayed reopening. Inflation began to surge as demand outstripped supply, leading many…

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