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A Fresh Start for Your Finances

A Fresh Start for Your Finances

Financial management news and insights from Fervent Wealth Management in Springfield, MO. “The pinch is coming from two different problems: inflation and what is called “Lifestyle Creep.”

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The Unexpected Market Kiss

The Unexpected Market Kiss

Financial management news and insights from Fervent Wealth Management in Springfield, MO. “The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady on Wednesday, but the after-speech press conference is what caught the markets off guard.”

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The Missing Piece in Green Investing

The Missing Piece in Green Investing

Financial management news and insights from Fervent Wealth Management in Springfield, MO. “Investors are losing excitement over green and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investments.”

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Stocks Surge: Fueled by Cooling Inflation

Stocks Surge: Fueled by Cooling Inflation

Financial management news and insights from Fervent Wealth Management in Springfield, MO. “Last week, I wrote that the stock market needed a few more things to fall into place for the possibility of stocks starting a run at new all-time highs.”

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Stocks on the Streak!

Stocks on the Streak!

Financial management news and insights from Fervent Wealth Management in Springfield, MO. “Stocks continue to inch higher this week on the news that the Federal Reserve has finished raising interest rates.”

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Surprising Strength: US Economy Impresses

Surprising Strength: US Economy Impresses

Financial management news and insights from Fervent Wealth Management in Springfield, MO. “Weren’t we supposed to be in a recession about now? The biggest surprise to market watchers is just how much better the US economy is doing than everyone expected.”

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Jumping Hurdles: Stocks & War

Jumping Hurdles: Stocks & War

Financial management news and insights from Fervent Wealth Management in Springfield, MO. “With the S&P 500 up just over 4% as of October 17, stocks are having an October to remember on the heels of a September to forget.”

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Investing in Turbulent Times: Israel’s 9/11

Investing in Turbulent Times: Israel’s 9/11

Financial management news and insights from Fervent Wealth Management in Springfield, MO. “Stocks fell early in the morning the first day the market was open after the attacks but shook off the fears and rebounded later in the day for a daily gain.”

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Gov’t Shutdown Impact on Stocks

Gov’t Shutdown Impact on Stocks

Financial management news and insights from Fervent Wealth Management in Springfield, MO. “Congress passed a temporary funding legislation this past weekend to keep the U.S. government from a shutdown at least until November 17.”

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Waiting Out the Fed’s Forecast

Waiting Out the Fed’s Forecast

Financial management news and insights from Fervent Wealth Management in Springfield, MO. “Last Wednesday, the Federal Reserve paused rates again for the second time in three meetings.”

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Gas Prices Squeeze Consumers

Gas Prices Squeeze Consumers

Financial management news and insights from Fervent Wealth Management in Springfield, MO. “Last Wednesday, the Labor Department released a report that showed inflation (Consumer Price Index (CPI) went up in August compared to last year.”

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Setting the Table for Year-End Markets

Setting the Table for Year-End Markets

Financial management news and insights from Fervent Wealth Management in Springfield, MO. “Although stocks went negative, they did so in an orderly fashion, which is a good sign of healthiness for the market.”

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Risky Game of Cash: Avoid Market Timing

Risky Game of Cash: Avoid Market Timing

Financial management news and insights from Fervent Wealth Management in Springfield, MO. “As of the end of August, Americans have $5.6 trillion in money market funds, which is a record high and nearly 20% more since the beginning of the year.”

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