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Correction Time: The Market Takes a Hit

By | 2018-02-28T16:48:54+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , , |

After reaching all-time highs on January 26, 2018, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 went into a two-week slide that saw both stock indexes drop by more than 10%, a decline that is typically considered a market correction.1 Analysts have been saying for several years that the long, booming bull market was overvalued [...]

Quiet Markets Turn Scary…Create Opportunity

By | 2018-02-06T14:30:47+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: Personal Planning|Tags: , , , , |

If you haven’t been paying close attention to investment markets, you might be now.  While the investment world spent the year 2017 plodding steadily upward with relatively low volatility, the New Year has brought with it over-exuberance in January followed by mild panic in February.  Needless to say, markets have definitely caught our attention over the [...]

Overcoming Fear of "The Market"

By | 2014-05-06T14:09:53+00:00 May 6th, 2014|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

You may or may not consider yourself a savvy investor.  But you do consider yourself a “safe” investor.  You have money stashed away for a rainy day, your kid’s education and your own retirement.  And you don’t take “risks”.  You want to know that money will be there 5, 10, 20 years from now.  So you [...]

News from the AICPA PFP Conference, for the clients and friends of Mackey Advisors™

By | 2013-01-30T12:32:10+00:00 January 30th, 2013|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You may be thinking, Okay Mackey, so you went to a conference, big deal.  Well, this conference is a BIG deal. It is the best technical financial planning conference of the year.  Topics covered include: investment updates, market trends, tax updates, the latest in insurance and estate planning, and best practices for improving your business. At [...]

Reasons for Guarded Optimism (And Why Market Timing Seldom Works)

By | 2012-08-23T18:15:06+00:00 August 23rd, 2012|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The stock market caught everybody off-guard on Friday August 3rd; the S&P 500 index climbed 1.90% on news that the U.S. economy created 163,000 new jobs in July--about 60% more than economists were expecting.  Or maybe it was attributed to excitement over the Grand Opening of our new offices in Bellevue, Kentucky.  Somehow I doubt this [...]

The Future is Your Decision

By | 2011-07-21T19:24:15+00:00 July 21st, 2011|Categories: Business Wise, Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Last Tuesday the 12th, I spent the morning at the Vistage All City meeting.  Our speaker was Brian Beaulieu, a respected economist from the Institute for Trend Research.  Brian’s talk, The Future is Your Decision, offered perspectives for CEOs and individual investors based on his trend research.  I found his information useful and have summarized his [...]