Understanding the Election and Market Surprises

2016-12-12T18:04:31+00:00December 12, 2016|Market Commentary|

As the end of 2016 grows closer, we have to say that this has certainly been an eventful year. A long presidential election campaign left many Americans feeling bruised and more divided than ever. And many people were surprised when Donald Trump emerged as the victor. Similar to Brexit’s unexpected win in June, election polling and conventional wisdom proved to be quite wrong once people actually voted. In fact, just 15 days before the election, [...]

Do You Qualify for FREE Money?

2012-03-07T15:58:23+00:00March 7, 2012|Blog|

This Rare Credit Expires April 16th, 2012 Have you been considering making a change with your IRA?  Or do you have an old employer retirement plan just sitting around that you could rollover into an IRA?  Well, here’s one more reason to consider Chladek Wealth Management.  If you rollover an IRA or 401k/403b/457 to Scottrade by April 16th, Scottrade will apply a $100 cash bonus to your account.1  In addition, Scottrade will reimburse you for [...]

Market Commentary: Week Ending 02-17-12

2012-02-20T18:37:35+00:00February 20, 2012|Market Commentary|

Global markets were jostled around and settle into gains for the week. The driver this past week was the same as it has been in the past few weeks, and that is the ongoing hope/rumors that Europe is getting its arms around the most immediate problem child - Greece. Recall that not too many days ago it appeared that all the ills in Europe had been pushed down that road with the Greek politicians’ approval [...]

Market Commentary: Week Ending 01-27-12

2012-02-03T15:06:52+00:00February 3, 2012|Market Commentary|

The big news this past week was the Fed’s statement on Wednesday that they would maintain “exceptionally low rates through at least late 2014.” In layman’s terms, this means the Fed will be printing money to purchase treasury bonds to keep interest rates down.  Keep in mind that interest rates are not supposed to be naturally this low.  Interest rates, if left unmanaged by the Fed, would find a balance in the market place based [...]

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