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DJIA, S&P 500, and NASDAQ Reach New Heights and More!

U.S. STOCKS REACH FRESH HIGHS AS GDP IS REVISED UP AND THE 2019 HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON COULD SET NEW RECORDS The four major U.S. stock market averages closed the Thanksgiving week with green numbers that gave investors reasons to give thanks The DJIA, S&P 500, and NASDAQ all reached new record highs and even the…

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Consider Healthcare on This Veterans Day

Consider adding medical services freedom to your financial planning goals The problems historically plaguing the Veterans Administration underscore an unpleasant truth about aging: ever-increasing costs and red tape endanger quality health care for older Americans, whether they are veterans or not. Their best defense is to build up enough personal capital to pay for better…

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Thrive Weekly Economic Update – November 4th, 2019

MARKETS HIT NEW HIGHS AS THE FED CUTS RATES AGAIN, EARNINGS GROWTH INCREASES AND A GOLDILOCKS JOBS REPORT IS RELEASED   Weekly Market Performance U.S. stocks climbed to new record highs amidst a slew of positive actions and data, including the Fed cutting rates for the third time this year, another Goldilocks jobs report and…

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Thrive Weekly Economic Update – October 28th, 2019

MARKETS UP FOR THE THIRD WEEK IN A ROW AS MORE COMPANIES ARE REPORTING POSITIVE EARNINGS SURPRISES THAN EXPECTED U.S. stock markets rose for the third consecutive week, ending very close to their record highs NASDAQ led the way with a gain of 1.9%, followed by the small–cap Russell 2000’s gain of 1.5%, the S&P…

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GE FREEZES 20,000 PENSIONS – 100,000 Offered Lump-Sum Buyout

GE Workers on Edge After Pension Freeze November 15th Deadline Looms as Holiday Season Approaches   General Electric Co. said it was freezing its pension plan for about 20,000 U.S. workers and offering pension buyouts to 100,000 former employees, as the conglomerate joins the ranks of U.S. companies phasing out a guaranteed retirement. GE is…

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Thrive Weekly Economic Update – October 21st, 2019

MARKETS MOSTLY UP AS EARNINGS SEASON KICKS OFF AND THE IMF AGAIN CUTS ITS GLOBAL GROWTH OUTLOOK FOR 2019   Stocks finished the week mostly higher as earnings season got off to a great start and amidst positive developments that the trade saga with China is getting closer to resolution The small–cap Russell 2000 led…

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Thrive Weekly Economic Update – October 14th, 2019

POSITIVE CHINA AND BREXIT DEVELOPMENTS AND ENCOURAGING U.S. ECONOMIC DATA FUEL U.S. AND GLOBAL MARKETS The U.S. stock markets saw more volatility throughout the week, but ended on a strong note due to positive news on the China–trade saga, Brexit and on the U.S. economy NASDAQ and the DJIA led the way with 0.9% gains,…

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Thrive Weekly Economic Update – October 8th, 2019

MARKETS MIXED AS ECONOMIC DATA IS MIXED AND THE U.S. ANNOUNCES TARIFFS AIMED AT EUROPE The markets turned in a mixed week, with the narrowly–defined DJIA, the broader S&P 500 and the smaller–cap Russell 2000 all losing ground while the tech–laden NASDAQ and fixed–income markets moved up It was a volatile week, with the equity…

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Moving Onward and Upward at Thrive

As we begin the broadcast this morning, just Bret in the big chair, and myself, bringing you an hour full of great information about our program, Roadmap to Retirement. Bret, I’m going to speak on behalf of David and Karen, I’ll let you, in your own words, thank the listening audience. The July numbers, July…

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Reaching New Heights at Thrive

It sure is nice to be back on a Saturday morning, welcoming everyone to Roadmap to Retirement, the Radio Show. As I listened to our broadcast remotely a week ago, and I listened to the lead in, letting the audience know that we were off for the week and we were re-broadcasting one of our…

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