KROST Wealth Management Monthly Economic Update: April 2021

April 12, 2021By Phil Clark, CPWA®,CFP®

In this month’s recap: Stocks posted solid gains due to improving economic conditions and widening vaccination programs. However, tech and high-growth stocks played a limited role in the rally. Presented by Philip Clark, CFP®, CPWA®, April 2021 U.S. Markets Improved economic conditions and broadened vaccine programs ignited a broad stock market rally, though rising treasury yields … Read More

KROST Wealth Monthly Economic Update: March 2021

March 15, 2021By Phil Clark, CPWA®,CFP®

In this month’s recap: The burgeoning economic recovery and decreasing number of COVID-19 infections lifted stocks. Presented by Philip Clark, CFP®, CPWA®, March 2021 U.S. Markets Stocks notched a solid gain in February thanks to growing optimism surrounding the economic recovery and decreasing number of COVID-19 infections. The Dow Jones Industrial Average led, picking up 3.17 … Read More

KROST Wealth Monthly Economic Update: February 2021

February 8, 2021By Phil Clark, CPWA®,CFP®

In this month’s recap: As the month came to a close, stocks were mixed as attention shifted to unprecedented activity around a handful of companies with short-interest positions. Presented by Philip Clark, CFP®, CPWA®, February 2021 U.S. Markets Stocks were mixed in January, giving up much of the month’s gains in the final days of trading, … Read More

KROST Wealth Monthly Economic Update: January 2021

January 25, 2021By Phil Clark, CPWA®,CFP®

In this month’s recap: Stocks closed the year with a solid rally, fueled by the rollout of multiple COVID-19 vaccines and the signing of a new fiscal relief bill. Presented by Philip Clark, CFP®, January 2021 U.S. Markets A tumultuous year ended on a positive note as stocks rose in December, spurred by the rollout of … Read More

KROST Wealth Monthly Economic Update: December 2020

December 7, 2020By Phil Clark, CPWA®,CFP®

In this month’s recap: Stock prices powered higher and energized investors thanks to a month-long succession of positive news events.Presented by Philip Clark, CFP®, December 2020 U.S. Markets Stock prices powered higher and emboldened investors in November thanks to a series of positive news events. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which has lagged much of the … Read More

KROST Wealth Monthly Economic Update: November 2020

November 11, 2020By Phil Clark, CPWA®,CFP®

In this month’s recap: Inaction on a second American fiscal stimulus bill and a rise in global COVID-19 cases put pressure on stock prices in October. Presented by Philip Clark, CFP®, November 2020 U.S. Markets Inaction on a second American fiscal stimulus bill and a rise in global COVID-19 cases put pressure on stock prices in … Read More

KROST Wealth Monthly Economic Update: October 2020

October 12, 2020By KROST

In this month’s recap: Stocks dropped during the month as investors worried about stalled fiscal stimulus talks in Washington, the upcoming election, and new coronavirus cases in Europe.Presented by Philip Clark, CFP®, October 2020 U.S. Markets Stocks dropped in September as investors worried about stalled fiscal stimulus talks in Washington, the upcoming election, and new … Read More

KROST Wealth Monthly Economic Update: September 2020

September 10, 2020By KROST

In this month’s recap: Stocks prices surged in August as investors cheered positive news of a potential COVID-19 treatment and welcomed a month-long succession of upbeat economic data.Presented by Philip Clark, CFP®, September 2020 U.S. Markets Stock prices surged in August as investors cheered positive news of a potential COVID-19 treatment and welcomed a month-long … Read More

KROST Wealth Monthly Economic Update: August 2020

August 10, 2020By KROST

In this month’s recap: stocks rose as better-than-expected corporate earnings and progress on a COVID-19 vaccine encouraged investors. Presented by Philip Clark, CFP®, August 2020 U.S. Markets Stock prices rallied in July as further development of a COVID-19 vaccine and better-than-expected corporate financial reports encouraged investors. The S&P 500 gained 5.5 percent, while the Nasdaq … Read More

KROST Wealth Monthly Economic Update: July 2020

July 14, 2020By KROST

In this month’s recap: stocks notched a solid gain, overcoming the rise of reported COVID-19 cases and plans of a slowdown in economic re-openings. Presented by Philip Clark, CFP®, July 2020 U.S. Markets Stock prices climbed higher in June, as investors looked beyond an increase in COVID-19 cases as well as reports that several states … Read More