Changing Unhealthy Behaviors

Most Americans know the fundamentals of good health: exercise, proper diet, sufficient sleep, regular check-ups, and no smoking or excessive alcohol. Yet, despite this knowledge, changing existing behaviors can be difficult. Look no further than the New Year’s Resolution, with its 9% success rate.¹ Generally, negative motivations are inadequate to affect change. (“I need to Read more about Changing Unhealthy Behaviors[…]

WMA Weekly Market Wrap Up v.17925

Domestic stocks closed a quiet — felt like summer — week on Friday with the market’s recent upward momentum intact, although continued geopolitical uncertainty limited buying appetite with major indexes near records. North Korea returned to the forefront after the country’s foreign minister Ri Yong Ho said late Thursday at a United Nations meeting that Read more about WMA Weekly Market Wrap Up v.17925[…]

WMA Weekly Market Wrap Up – 9/19/17

Back In Business Domestic stock benchmarks carved out another round of records on Friday to close out a good week, with a big assist from rallying telecommunication and bank shares, as Wall Street shook off North Korea’s latest missile launch. A great Monday, seen by many as something of a relief rally, set the tone for Read more about WMA Weekly Market Wrap Up – 9/19/17[…]

WMA Weekly Market Wrap Up – 9/12/2017

Mostly Lower Domestic stocks recorded modest losses last week. Energy stocks were strong early in the week as crude oil prices advanced, while health care, utilities, and real estate stocks ended the week with some positive momentum. Consumer discretionary, financial, and tech names lagged. Mid-cap shares were particularly weak and ended the week the furthest Read more about WMA Weekly Market Wrap Up – 9/12/2017[…]

WMA Weekly Market Wrap Up – 9/5/2017

Higher, but Quietly (Again) U.S. equities finished last week and the first trading day of September with a gain Friday, on expectations that a weaker-than-expected rise in August nonfarm payrolls could dull the Federal Reserve’s desire further to raise borrowing costs in 2017. Small caps outperformed large caps for the week and foreign stocks generally Read more about WMA Weekly Market Wrap Up – 9/5/2017[…]

WMA Weekly Market Wrap Up – 8/22/2017

  Volatility Returns Last week’s news was dominated by politics, and the market turned in an unsteady performance. Stocks rebounded on Monday as North Korean fears eased but then tanked on Thursday due to earnings weakness and more terrorism abroad. The announced departure of White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon came after the close of Read more about WMA Weekly Market Wrap Up – 8/22/2017[…]