Market Commentary: Summer Rally May Be Underway

Summer Rally  Stocks had another solid week, and the S&P 500 is now up more than 5% in May with a few days to go. The mild pullback in April is behind us, and the summer rally we’ve been expecting is likely taking place. As we show below, the usually weak months of June and …

Facts Vs Feelings Take 5 – Dow 40k – Now What?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-time high of 40,000 – double what it was just seven years ago. What could this mean for investors? Carson Group’s Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and VP, Global Macro Strategist Sonu Varghese weigh in on these questions and more:  What led up …

Market Commentary: Dow Hits 40,000 As Inflation Numbers Improve

Dow 40K Is Here! A major milestone was hit last week, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 40,000 for the first time. While there isn’t much difference between 40,000 and 39,999, it is quite significant from a psychological perspective. Despite numerous analysts predicting an im …

Facts Vs Feelings Take 5 – Inflation: Is it All Good?

New inflation data came out this week. Is everything all good with inflation? Carson Group’s Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and VP, Global Macro Strategist Sonu Varghese share their thoughts. Highlights include:   New inflation metrics came out for April  Most inflation is trending in …

Revocable Living Trusts as part of an Estate Plan

Our latest webinar, Revocable Living Trusts as part of an Estate Plan with Carson Group’s Director, Trust Services Scott Berryman and Manager & Sr. Wealth Planner Tom Fridrich is now available for viewing on-demand. 

Market Commentary: 7 Reasons the Bull Market Is Alive and Well

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” — Dr. Seuss 2024 came out swinging. The S&P 500 rose more than 10% in the first quarter after adding more than 11% in the fourth quarter of 2023. Back-to-back double-digit quarters are rare, but they tend to happen in …

Facts Vs Feelings Take 5 – Are We Slowing Down?

Is this economy slowing down and are we heading for a recession? Carson Group’s Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and VP, Global Macro Strategist Sonu Varghese share their insights about the recent buzz around the economy and stock market.   Highlights include:   Q1 GDP only rose 1. …

Market Commentary: Fed, Earnings, Job Gains Support a Young Bull Market

This Bull Market Is Still Young As we’ve been saying for close to 18 months, we think we are in a new bull market and the economy will avoid a recession over the coming year. Not much has changed, and we still feel this way. Yes, there will be pullbacks, corrections, and scary headlines alo …

Facts Vs Feelings Take 5 – Buy in May and Stay

Most years, the rule of thumb is “Sell in May, stay away.” But 2024 isn’t most years. Carson Group’s Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and VP, Global Macro Strategist Sonu Varghese discuss why investors should consider bucking conventional wisdom this month. Highlights include:   May has …

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Often, people believe that estate planning only benefits the very wealthy, but nothing could be further from the truth. It’s something everyone needs to engage in regardless of age, estate size or marital status. If you have a bank account, investments, a car, home or other property—you hav …

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