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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Whether you are thinking about retiring in the near future or you think it’s a long ways off, it’s never too early to start retirement planning. With nearly 60% of retirees depending on Social Security as a major source of...

Monday, August 3, 2020

The Week on Wall Street Stocks were mixed last week amid a busy week of earnings, some troubling economic data, and seemingly little progress on a new fiscal stimulus package.The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.16%, while the...

Monday, July 27, 2020

The Week on Wall Street Stocks slipped in the final days of trading last week on higher jobless claims and rising tensions in the U.S.-China relationship. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.76%, while the Standard & Poor's 500...

Monday, July 20, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStocks were mixed last week as investors reacted to positive economic data, progress on a COVID-19 vaccine, and the continued nationwide increase in COVID-19 cases. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2.29%,...

Monday, July 13, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStock prices notched solid gains last week, looking past an increase in COVID-19 cases and any potential economic concerns raised by the trend. The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased by 0.96%, while the...

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Monday, July 6, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetIn a holiday-shortened week, stock prices turned higher as encouraging economic data outweighed an increase in COVID-19 cases and a rollback in economic re-openings.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3.25%,...

Monday, June 29, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetA jump in COVID-19 cases dampened investor enthusiasm last week, sending stock prices lower on worries that rising infections could derail the economic recovery. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped 3.31%,...

Monday, June 22, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStocks moved higher last week on news of more Federal Reserve market support and diminished concerns that new COVID-19 cases might lead to another economic shutdown. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.04%,...

Monday, June 15, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetInvestor sentiment turned negative last week, amid an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in states where reopening has been underway as well as a subdued economic forecast from the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones...

Monday, June 8, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetA positive jobs report sent stocks soaring last Friday, capping a solid week as evidence of a global economic recovery outweighed concerns over civil unrest and tensions with China.The Dow Jones Industrial...

Monday, June 1, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetThe shortened week, which began with a powerful two-day rally of trading, was enough to drive the markets into another week of solid gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3.75%, while the Standard &...

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetUpbeat comments by the Federal Reserve Chairman and more signs of an economic turnaround combined to help fuel a powerful rally in the stock market last week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3.29%, while...

Monday, May 18, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStocks drifted lower last week, weighed down by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's unsettling comments on the economy and signs of renewed tensions with China.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2.65%,...

Monday, May 11, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetDespite a historic downturn in employment, stocks managed to climb higher last week as investors were emboldened by the pace of economic re-openings, both here and abroad.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2...

Monday, May 4, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStock prices ended the week slightly lower, despite news of positive results from a test trial of a COVID-19 drug treatment and several states easing their economic lockdowns. The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Thursday, April 30, 2020

A little over two months ago everything felt normal. We were going out to dinner and to the movies, working in our offices, going to concerts, and earning some (albeit small) interest in our savings accounts. Today, our favorite...

Monday, April 27, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStock prices bounced around last week as investors reacted to wild swings in the price of oil and reports that called into question the efficacy of two potential virus treatments.The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Monday, April 20, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStock prices pushed higher last week as news of a White House plan to reopen the economy and reports of a potential COVID-19 treatment helped the market overcome weak economic data and an ugly start to the...

Monday, April 13, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetThe stock market staged a broad rally this week, buoyed by the prospect that COVID-19's grip on the nation may be easing and news of another Federal Reserve program to help stabilize businesses.The Dow Jones...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

We've all been looking for things to do while we're stuck inside, so we thought we'd send out a list of links to good news and other ideas for positive distractions...

Monday, April 6, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetModest declines in stock prices this week masked the volatile inter- and intraday price swings as investors digested poor economic data and a warning from the president that the worst days of the COVID-19...

Thursday, April 2, 2020

And now for a little inspiration.... We recently learned of great work being done by our friend Alex Wulff and the non-profit group STEMbassadors. STEMbassadors is a student-managed, non-profit company formed in 2017, comprised of 12...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

As we are sure you know, the $2 trillion “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security” (“CARES”) Act was recently signed into law. The CARES Act is designed to help those most impacted by the COVID-19...

Monday, March 30, 2020

An open-ended commitment by the Federal Reserve to support American businesses and capital markets along with the passage of a $2 trillion aid package improved investor sentiment and drove a strong rally in stock prices. The Dow Jones...

Monday, March 23, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetThe stock market suffered through another volatile week as it wrestled with the health and economic fallout of the domestic spread of the coronavirus. Swift and decisive actions by the Federal Reserve and policy...

Monday, March 16, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetMarkets remained exceptionally volatile, buffeted by the spreading impact of coronavirus, uncertain responses from federal policymakers, and the sudden drop in oil prices.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 10...

Monday, March 9, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetHeightened coronavirus fears, falling yields, and Super Tuesday primary results sent stocks on a rollercoaster ride of sharp price swings, leaving stocks marginally higher for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial...

Monday, March 2, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStocks fell sharply last week as Wall Street considered how the coronavirus outbreak might influence global business activity and household spending.The selloff became a correction for the U.S. markets. The S&P...

Monday, February 24, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetTraders paid close attention to coronavirus developments and earnings last week, while wondering how the former might eventually impact the latter. Concern over updated infection numbers moderated risk appetite.A...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetDaily headlines about the coronavirus had little impact on stock market averages last week. Earnings and mergers had more influence. All three Wall Street benchmarks improved. The Nasdaq Composite rose 2.21%,...

Monday, February 10, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStocks advanced four days out of five during the past market week, erasing the losses of the week before. The Nasdaq Composite surged 4.04%, the S&P 500 3.17%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 3.00%. Foreign...

Monday, February 3, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStock benchmarks declined for a second straight week as coronavirus news tempered risk appetite.The S&P 500 fell 2.14% on the week. The Nasdaq Composite dipped 1.76%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 2.55%....

Monday, January 27, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStock prices fell last week as investors considered the potential health and economic risks of the flu-like coronavirus.Foreign stock markets, as tracked by the broad MSCI EAFE index, fell 1.03% for the week....

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetTraders were in an upbeat mood last week, reacting to news out of Washington: the signing of the phase-one trade deal between the U.S. and China as well as the Senate passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetThe market had a choppy five days, with traders reacting to geopolitical developments and weaker-than-expected jobs data. Even so, the three major U.S. equity indices posted weekly gains and continued their...

Monday, January 6, 2020

The Week on Wall Street Stocks descended from record highs Friday, as traders reacted to a U.S. drone strike that killed Iran's top military officer. Oil prices rose more than 3% following the breaking news.[1] Wall Street benchmarks...

Monday, December 30, 2019

What Drove the Markets? Four factors influenced investment performance in 2019: a shift in U.S. monetary policy, the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China, earnings, and the economy. Stocks reached record highs in 2019. The...

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Things to Think About When Insuring Your Rental Home For this “Perspective” post, we asked Carrie Babij, President of the La Quinta based Desert Insurance Solutions, to discuss the insurance needs of rental properties....

Friday, May 3, 2019

Anyone else out there a fan of the Netflix show “Tidying Up?” The Marie Kondo decluttering craze, has us thinking about the piles of paperwork you may have accumulated over the years. With tax time in the rearview mirror,...

Monday, May 1, 2017

How much market fluctuation can you stomach? As the media focuses on the excitement of soaring markets, that may not feel like the question anyone is asking. However, it’s the right one. In today’s financial climate, we see...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

As all dog lovers know, a furry pup can be an excellent companion and protector… not to mention an exceptionally trainable service animal. But, did you know the extent to which dogs use their noses to connect with their...

Thursday, September 1, 2016

We get it, life is busy. The days turn into weeks, weeks into months, and before you know it your sweet little toddler is all grown up and heading off to college. When you sit back and think about what you accomplish in a given day,...

Friday, July 1, 2016

Our guest contributor for this edition of Perspective is Jeff Beyer, Founder and CEO of Big Rig Media a premier web developing and marketing firm based in Toluca Lake and La Quinta, California. He and his talented staff have created a...

Sunday, May 1, 2016

A new Harvard poll shows that the majority of 18- to 29-year-olds reject capitalism. Is this just the typical rebellion seen with each generation or is there something more to it? A struggling economy has led to many millennials having...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Special thanks to last year’s Hardworking Player of the year, Cary Pacheco for providing some great photos of her team from last year. Below is an update on the standings for this year’s competition. Congratulations to...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Wounded Warrior Project has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons. You may have heard about the lavish spending and relatively low percentage of donations being spent to help veterans uncovered in this recent CBS News...

Monday, February 1, 2016

Once again, Hardworking Capital is a proud sponsor of the Desert Tennis League in 2016! The League, for players age 50+, has 540 participants on 34 teams from 17 tennis clubs. As part of our sponsorship, we will be awarding our...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Every year around the holidays, Tari would spend countless hours making her signature toffee and would give it to everyone she knew. You can hear the smile in her husband Jeff’s voice, when he talks about it, “she would go...

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Recently, we gathered at the Elena Bulatova Fine Art Gallery in downtown Palm Springs to enjoy some food, wine, and art! The gallery’s namesake was on hand to discuss her background, from her beginnings in Russia to her...