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AI Fuels Utility Sector’s Surprising Surge

AI Fuels Utility Sector’s Surprising Surge

I toured a massive 600-megawatt (MW) power plant a few weeks ago and was amazed. It seemed to me like an engineering marvel straight out of the History Channel. Not only does it power my home, but it also provides energy to businesses that employ hundreds of thousands...

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Meme Stocks: A Costly Lesson in Speculation

Meme Stocks: A Costly Lesson in Speculation

I bought a fishing rod from an infomercial when I was a teenager. It sounded like a great rod and reel until I got it in the mail. It was cheap, bent, and a waste of my hard-earned money. Sadly, meme stocks are popular again, and I’m afraid they will take a lot of...

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Investors Hopeful for Cash Wave

Investors Hopeful for Cash Wave

Waves are hard to predict. Several years ago, when our son was a toddler, I had let him walk on the beach by himself, only to watch him get literally rolled over by a wave. I had been watching for big waves but didn’t expect the small waves to have so much effect....

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April Showers Test Investor Resilience

April Showers Test Investor Resilience

A few days ago, my wife and I took our son on a college visit during a downpour. We overheard one of the moms telling her son not to let the crummy weather affect his decision-making about this university. Rain came by the buckets, but we finished our tour. The April...

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Tech Earnings: Mixed Results & Post-Pandemic Shift

Tech Earnings: Mixed Results & Post-Pandemic Shift

The smell test isn’t always accurate. My wife bought me some fancy hand soap for my side of the master bath. It doesn’t just stink but actually smells like the fish cleaning station at the lake. I must admit, though, that it does soap up nicely. Right now, investors...

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NVIDIA’s AI Supremacy: A Superpower at Risk?

NVIDIA’s AI Supremacy: A Superpower at Risk?

As a boy, I thought I had a superpower for a few days. I was standing outside of my parent's house, and I heard a noise. I was able to tell the direction the sound was coming from. I seriously thought that everyone else could only hear sounds, and I alone could...

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A Smooth Flight for Stocks in Q1

A Smooth Flight for Stocks in Q1

“This is your captain speaking.” I had to fly to the East Coast last week for some meetings, and about a half-hour into our two-hour flight, the captain announced, " We’re a quarter of the way to our destination and have reached our cruising altitude. I don’t expect...

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Lessons from the Pandemic Market Crash

Lessons from the Pandemic Market Crash

 Fervent Wealth Management is a financial management and services entity in Springfield, Missouri. “It has been just over four years since the pandemic market low. It began when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020.”

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The Lopsided S&P500: Magnificent 7 vs. the Rest

The Lopsided S&P500: Magnificent 7 vs. the Rest

 Fervent Wealth Management is a financial management and services entity in Springfield, Missouri. “This year’s most popular investment discussion so far has been about the S&P 500’s Magnificent 7, which consists of Apple, Microsoft, Google, Tesla, Nvidia, Amazon, and Meta.”

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Skyrocketing Food Prices: Impact on Consumers & Investors

Skyrocketing Food Prices: Impact on Consumers & Investors

 Fervent Wealth Management is a financial management and services entity in Springfield, Missouri. “The inflation report released on February 29th shows that inflation rose 2.4% in January from a year ago, which is near the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) 2% target.”

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Market Plunge: CPI Report Rocks Investors

Market Plunge: CPI Report Rocks Investors

Fervent Wealth Management is a financial management and services entity in Springfield, Missouri. “Stocks fell hard on Tuesday, February 13. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 524 points, or negative 1.35%, making it the worst market day since March 2023.”

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Preparing your church for a recession

Preparing your church for a recession

A recession is coming. That is because there is always a recession up ahead. The next recession, whenever that might be, will be the most anticipated in history because everyone thinks it should be here by now. As horrible as recessions may be, they are inevitable in...

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Red Sea Attacks Threaten Global Markets

Red Sea Attacks Threaten Global Markets

Financial management news and insights from Fervent Wealth Management in Springfield, MO. “As a wealth advisor, I’m watching a few scenarios that could mess up this potentially good election-year market: a recession, a major terrorist attack in the US, a large natural disaster in a major US city, and a rise in oil prices.”

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