THE FACEBOOK IPO

The frenzy is building. Should you care? Presented by Dywane A. Hall Anticipation is high. Facebook filed an S-1 form with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 1, taking its first big step toward going public. It aims to raise $5 billion through its upcoming IPO. Some of the details from the S-1 form: … [Read more…]

FIDUCIARY STANDARDS vs. SUITABILITY STANDARDS

Explaining the difference, and what it means to be a Registered Investment Advisor. Presented by Dywane A. Hall, MA, RFC, CRPC If you meet with a financial professional, be sure to ask a critical question. If you make an appointment with a financial consultant on behalf of yourself, your family or your company, make the … [Read more…]

Weekly Economic Update 3-26

% CHANGE Y-T-D 1-YR CHG 5-YR AVG 10-YR AVG DJIA +7.06 +8.23 +0.96 +2.54 NASDAQ +17.76 +13.70 +5.06 +6.57 S&P 500 +11.09 +7.67 -0.54 +2.16 REAL YIELD 3/23 RATE 1 YR AGO 5 YRS AGO 10 YRS AGO 10 YR TIPS -0.11% 0.98% 2.19% 3.48% Sources: msn.money.com, bigcharts.com, treasury.gov, treasurydirect.gov – 3/23/124,6,7,8 Indices are unmanaged, … [Read more…]

WAYS TO PUT A REFUND TO WORK

What could that money do for you? Presented by Dywane A. Hall, MA, RFC, CRPC Is a tax refund coming your way? If you have already received your refund for 2012 or are about to receive it, you might want to think about the destiny of that money. Here are some possibilities. Start (or add … [Read more…]