Phone: 318.387.8918   |   advisor@fletcherfinancialgroup.net   |   Visit Us! |

Blog

Home » Blog

The Economics of Immigration

By FFG Team | November 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Economics of Immigration The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania has conducted extensive studies on the effects of immigration on America’s economy. In light of heightened policy debates in the U.S., some of the most critical findings are:1 Increasing the number of legal immigrants with a college degree would have little…

Can Your Portfolio Weather an Economic Storm?

By Ashley.wright@advisorsexcel.com | October 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Can Your Portfolio Weather an Economic Storm?

Let’s talk a little about famous last words. On Nov. 8, 2007, then-Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers that the U.S. economy did not appear headed for recession. One month later, the Great Recession of the 21st century began.1 So, on Sept. 6 of this year, when Fed Chair Jerome Powell announced that he…

What’s New in Indexing?

By FFG Team | October 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

What’s New in Indexing? Index mutual funds are investment vehicles comprising stocks from a wide variety of companies and track the performance of a specific index, such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Investors are able to spread their assets across many different investments with the convenience of one fund, which can help protect them…

What’s New in Banking

By FFG Team | October 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

What’s New in Banking Nearly a quarter of the adult U.S. population is “underbanked.” This means they don’t regularly use a bank (or a bank’s mobile/online capabilities) to deposit checks and pay bills. That’s about 55 million people ostensibly living from cashed paycheck to cashed paycheck.1 When these underbanked people cash their paychecks for immediate…

Fingerprint, Retina Scans Not Just for James Bond Anymore

By FFG Team | October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Fingerprint, Retina Scans Not Just for James Bond Anymore Most people using the internet to shop, conduct financial transactions or read firewall-protected content are likely familiar with the aggravation of maintaining passwords. Worse yet, tech experts now say conventional password security is only a marginal defense against hacking.1 We are now entering a new age…

What’s Up With the Markets?

By FFG Team | October 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

What’s Up With the Markets? Anyone who followed the often-used investment adage, “Sell in May and go away,” is likely pleased with their decision after the markets struggled in the month of August.1 While recent market events may seem dramatic, August is historically the weakest month of the year for U.S. equities.2 By mid-August this year,…

Small-Business Growth Has Economic Benefits

By FFG Team | September 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Small-Business Growth Has Economic Benefits A promising way to jumpstart the U.S. economy is by helping more entrepreneurs establish their own businesses. The 30.2 million U.S. small businesses represent 99.9 percent of all businesses in this country. They employ nearly half (47.5 percent) of America’s total workforce.1 If you need further proof that small businesses…

What Is The Beige Book?

By FFG Team | September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

What Is The Beige Book? The Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) evaluates a plethora of factors before making any monetary policy decisions at meetings, which generally take place eight times a year. One source that helps inform their policy decisions is the “Beige Book,” which is the informal name for the FOMC’s “Summary…

Why Retirement Portfolio Design Should Be Flexible

By FFG Team | September 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Why Retirement Portfolio Design Should Be Flexible even more flexible than the giraffe in this picture! –> There is one predominant reason why retirement portfolio design must be approached differently today than in previous years: There is an infant alive in this world, right now, who is expected to reach age 200.1 That’s the prediction…

Common Investing Mistakes

By FFG Team | September 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Common Investing Mistakes In our personal lives, we have a conscience that keeps us from doing not-so-nice things. Sometimes we even get a creepy-crawly feeling when we think someone may be up to no good. Fortunately, there also are some common red flags that warn us about things we should avoid when investing. For example,…

Complimentary Reports
“Roadmap to Retirement Income”
This guide will help you construct your retirement income strategy.

Call Now Button