Ward Aguilar Financial Market Update June, 2017
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Ward Aguilar Financial Market Update June, 2017

Tell me about the Global Economy. Things were looking up last quarter. Especially for emerging markets as global demand was picking up. However, there are some uncertainties on the horizon that could become a bigger concern for the global recovery. (1) China. We have heard this story before, but after stellar economic data in the…

Ward Aguilar Financial Market Update, April 2017
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Ward Aguilar Financial Market Update, April 2017

The first quarter of 2017 started off well for the stock market with the S&P 500 gaining just shy of 6% within the first two months of the year(1). But of course, that’s already behind us. So what is in store going forward? Before we do that, let us look at the macro economic conditions…

What Could Be In Store For The Markets in 2017?
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What Could Be In Store For The Markets in 2017?

It’s a new year and there is a new government regime taking over. With it comes new guesses on what lies ahead. Below are some key takeaways and areas that we will be monitoring throughout 2017. INFLATION The new administration is promising an economic expansion through tax reform and infrastructure spending. The recent rally may…

Ward Aguilar Financial Market Update October 2016
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Ward Aguilar Financial Market Update October 2016

Trump vs. Clinton and The Financial Markets                                         By Bryan Ward, CFP® CIMA® Before we get into what to expect from the post-election results, let us first just recap the past quarter. Markets quickly shrugged off…

Ward Aguilar Financial Market Update August 2016
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Ward Aguilar Financial Market Update August 2016

So here we are coming to the end of another earnings season. I thought this would be a good time to shoot out a quick update on the market and some of the things we are keeping an eye on. Corporate Earnings Update: At the end of the day, it is how profitable a company…

Ward Aguilar Financial Trivia
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Ward Aguilar Financial Trivia

Which fast food chain is the largest in the world by number of locations? What is the largest in sales? A) KFC B) McDonald’s C) Subway D) Pizza Hut Answer Part 1. C) Subway. Yes that is right Subway tops the list with more than 44,000 locations in over 110 country’s. It also is #1 in the U.S. with…

Ward Aguilar Financial Trivia
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Ward Aguilar Financial Trivia

Which was the only commodity to be banned by Congress from being traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange? A. Butter B. Potatoes C. Milk D. Onions Answer:  D – Onions were banned in 1958 when, at the time, Congressman Gerald Ford supported the Onion Futures Act after a couple of traders (Siegel and Kosuga) manipulated…

Ward Aguilar Financial Market Update April 2016
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Ward Aguilar Financial Market Update April 2016

What has changed from January or from last September for that matter? In short, not too much! But just a couple months ago, worries of recession flooded the news as the stock markets reacted in a matter of days to a host of global issues as well as an increasing amount of companies forecasting weaker…

Ward Aguilar Financial Trivia
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Ward Aguilar Financial Trivia

Every year, Americans spend more money on which condiment? A) Ketchup B) Mustard C) Mayonnaise D) Sriracha E) Salsa Answer is C. Mayonnaise. Salsa surpassed Ketchup a few years ago in total sales, but Mayo is #1 with over $1.2 Billion in sales a year. Time to invest in Kraft.

Ward Aguilar Financial #Trivia
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Ward Aguilar Financial #Trivia

Which sporting event is biggest when it comes to betting world wide? (Legally that is)… A) the World Cup B) Super Bowl C) March Madness Tournament D) World Cup of Cricket Answer is A. All four events are massive when it comes to betting and the Super Bowl is impressive considering it a single day…