Market update: Key Q3 takeaways

As 2015 third quarter earnings wind down, here’s a look at how the markets are stacking up. Overall, we’re seeing that S&P 500 earnings have come in as anticipated; about two percent down year over year. If energy companies are excluded, it’s showing about six percent gains year over year.…

Charlie’s month-end reading list

As April draws to a close, we’ve assembled another batch of articles for our latest reading list. The first piece is by Teresa Murray of Cleveland.com, titled “Chase Bank now gets more deposits through cell phones and ATMs than in branches.” Last year, more people made deposits at Chase Bank…

Charlie’s month-end reading list

Hello, Ramparts readers. We’ve gathered another batch of articles that we’re excited to share. Enjoy! The first piece by Mary Beth Franklin of InvestmentNews, entitled “Social Security’s negative returns,” reveals that payroll tax contributions exceed lifetime benefits for many U.S. workers. While confirming that Social Security is a bad financial…

Stock shake ups in 2015?

The market and economic outlook throughout 2015 could experience volatility, especially after the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced the possibility of the first Federal Reserve rate increase in more than eight years. During my latest CNBC “Street Signs” appearance, we discussed this current market volatility and I offered my…