Prioritizing Your Financial Health in the New Year

It’s that time of year when many people set goals with the hope of changing their lives in the months to come. Some may set their sights on losing a significant amount of weight or training for a marathon, while others may want to spend more time with family or other loved ones. Whatever your plans, consider adding a few of the financial changes described below to your resolution list, too, to help you turn 2020 into an even better year.

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The Repo Market: Cause for Concern?

When interest rates in the overnight lending market (known as the repo market) spiked in September, there was a real fear that it was a sign of something far worse. This was made more confusing by the complexities of the market itself. The good news is that while what happened in the repo market may sound alarming, there’s no need to worry. Let’s look at what happened, where we are now, and what to watch out for.

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Will Trade War Lead to More Market Volatility?

On July 26, 2019, the S&P 500 peaked—but it has since dropped by almost 6 percent (as of August 3). To be sure, such a large and fast drop has rattled investors. So, what’s behind this sudden pullback—and is it likely to continue?

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Market Update for the Quarter Ending June 30, 2018

Volatile June for markets

June proved volatile, with earlier gains offset by later losses. The S&P 500 rose 0.62 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.98 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average bucked the trend, declining 0.49 percent. For the quarter, the S&P 500 was up 3.43 percent, the Dow gained 1.26 percent, and the Nasdaq rose 6.61 percent.

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Women to Watch: Help us find the next generation of female leaders

Nominations are open, and your participation can play into the bigger picture of advancing our industry

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Michael Manning Recognized as a Leading Financial Advisor by Commonwealth Financial Network®

Michael Manning, an independent financial advisor affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network® and President of Manning Wealth Management, Inc in San Diego, CA, has achieved Commonwealth Leaders status for 2017. This distinction recognizes success based on a ranking of annual production among Commonwealth’s network of 1,710 financial advisors. Commonwealth is the nation’s largest privately held independent broker/dealer–RIA and the broker/dealer of choice for Michael Manning.

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