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Importance of Airline Industry Continues Ascent

By FFG Team | March 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Importance of Airline Industry Continues Ascent After all the inconvenience it caused nationwide, it appears the main impetus for ending the federal government shutdown in January was its impact on air travel. On Jan. 25, the FAA began restricting flights into and out of New York’s LaGuardia Airport due to a shortage of air traffic…

2019 Market Prognostications: What the Experts Say

By FFG Team | March 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

2019 Market Prognostications: What the Experts Say  By the end of 2018, not one of the eight asset categories tracked by Ned Davis Research was on track to post a return greater than 5 percent. Since it’s common for the market to yield at least some “winners” and “losers” among asset classes each year, this…

Responsible Investing Options Keep Sprouting

By FFG Team | February 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Responsible Investing Options Keep Sprouting Nearly $23 trillion of assets worldwide are managed using responsible investing (RI) strategies, a 25 percent increase since 2014, according to the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance. New funds focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues have also doubled since 2014.1 RI used to suffer under the guise of a…

Pros and Cons of Municipal Bonds

By FFG Team | February 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pros and Cons of Municipal Bonds U.S. stock markets were enjoying an eighth consecutive year of a bull market until volatility toward the end of 2018 erased all of the past year’s gains.1 In times like this, as share prices continue to bounce back and forth on a day-to-day basis, investors close to or in retirement…

Stability Grows for Emerging Markets

By FFG Team | February 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Stability Grows for Emerging Markets Thirty years ago, developed markets were seen as much more stable than smaller, emerging countries. But as political division and uncertainty permeates the West, the differences have faded, and emerging markets (EM) have shed the high-risk perception that accompanied foreign investment. Sound government situations, conservative monetary policy and lower levels…

Decreasing Benefits Contribute to Retiree Bankruptcy

By FFG Team | January 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Decreasing Benefits Contribute to Retiree Bankruptcy For most of the 20th century, it was common for employers and unions to sponsor health care insurance for retired workers, which helped pay for some or all of Medicare’s cost-sharing requirements and deductibles. However, this trend reversed sharply in the mid-1990s. A survey by the Society for Human Resource…

Stock Buybacks Explained

By FFG Team | January 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Stock Buybacks Explained When the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act reduced the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, the hope was companies would spend their influx of money on expansion and increased jobs and wages. Instead, public companies’ most popular way to spend the excess capital has been to buy back…

Where U.S. Economics Stand Globally

By FFG Team | January 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Where U.S. Economics Stand Globally From the beginning, President Donald Trump’s economic policies have intended to put “America first.” Since the ultimate goal of such policies is to strengthen America’s economic growth, solve for domestic issues and make the nation more secure, it’s worth a review of how well policy changes are working toward those…

China’s Growing Economy

By FFG Team | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

China’s Growing Economy General Motors recently announced the pending closure of three U.S. assembly plants and the discontinuation of six cars made at those plants. While large sedans are no longer big sellers in the United States, they remain popular in China, and GM will continue to manufacture them there.1 China is GM’s largest market;…

Why Global Intellectual Property Laws Matter

By FFG Team | January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Why Global Intellectual Property Laws Matter What’s the secret to Col. Sanders’ recipe for fried chicken? Is the reason Coca-Cola tastes different from Pepsi based on a formula locked up in a vault at corporate headquarters? For many companies, their trade secrets – also known as intellectual property (IP) – are a key differentiator and…

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