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A Pause in the Rate Hikes Story – Economic Threads in June’s Tapestry

First off, the Federal Reserve has decided to put its foot on the brake, slowing the pace of rate hikes. This decision, however, is not a conclusive halt but more of a temporary recess, in response to lags in economic data. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell emphasized that progress has indeed been made to reel in...
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Federal Reserve Holds Steady: Unpacking the June 2023 Monetary Policy Decision

The Fed’s Decision: A Pause on Rate Hikes In its most recent meeting on June 14, 2023, the Federal Reserve made a significant decision that has implications for everyone from Wall Street to Main Street. The Fed decided to hold the target range for the federal funds rate steady at 5 to 5-1/4 percent. This...
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Assessing June’s Market Performance and Anticipating Key Economic Indicators

As we delve into the month of June 2023, the stock market has been showcasing notable activity, keeping investors on their toes. The S&P 500 has demonstrated a steady upward trajectory, reflecting growing investor confidence, while the Nasdaq Composite has exhibited volatility, driven by fluctuations in the technology sector. It’s essential to examine the upcoming...
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Tech and AI Stocks Lead Market Rally Amid Favorable Economic Indicators

The first half of 2023 has been marked by a significant run-up in the markets, particularly in the technology and artificial intelligence sectors. The tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite has seen a year-to-date (YTD) increase of 15.2%, outpacing the broader S&P 500, which has grown by 11.8% YTD. Leading the charge in the tech sector are some...
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There is a lot of negative press surrounding annuities that is not justified. Most of revolves around high fees, agent commission incentives, lack of liquidity, etc. I can tell you honestly from many years of experience studying various types of annuities that these products play a significant role in producing lifetime income that creates peace...
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CLIENT EDUCATION IS OUR #1 PRIORITY!  Learn How the “Color of YOUR MONEY Affects How Well You Sleep at Night! Frank Ragonese, Ph.D., whose clients call him “Dr. Frank,” is the founder and CEO of Pelican Wealth Advisors, LLC, a fiduciary, Registered Investment Advisor firm. Dr. Frank was a college professor in his early career, has...
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