Mark Sorenson | July 09, 2021 The second quarter ended with the DJIA, S&P500 and the NASDAQ all at, or near, all-time highs. That said, there was some renewed volatility created by inflation fears, a massive amount of sector rotation, housing price concerns and more. The interest rate on the 10-Year U.S. Treasury bond had […]
Mark Sorenson | April 12, 2021 As we put 2020 in the rear view mirror, we know it will be a year that goes down in history. The Coronavirus hit America’s shores in March which created a high level of uncertainty. The unknown caused a steep market selloff, which hit a low on March 23rd […]
A second COVID-19 relief bill has been signed, sending stimulus checks to most Americans. Troy Westendorf of Ankeny Iowa’s Triplett-Westendorf Financial Group shared how that money will help families and why creating a spending plan could be a smart idea with WHO13 News in Des Moines.
The COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out and being administered across the country. Triplett-Westendorf Financial Group CEO Mark Triplett spoke with Des Moines Iowa’s KCCI news about what impact this has on your money.
In this month’s recap: stocks rose as better-than-expected corporate earnings and progress on a COVID-19 vaccine encouraged investors. Monthly Economic Update Presented by Mark Triplett, August 2020 U.S. Markets Stock prices rallied in July as further development of a COVID-19 vaccine and better-than-expected corporate financial reports encouraged investors. The S&P 500 gained 5.5 […]
Wow! A quarter to remember! After the market had its fastest selloff ever from a market high to a bear market, the reversal took hold in the 2nd quarter. A bear market is defined as a 20% pullback from a previous high. Interesting to note, this bear market replaced 1929 as the swiftest on record. […]
In this month’s recap: stocks rallied in May, sparked by a supportive Federal Reserve, stories of states re-opening, and reported progress on a COVID-19 vaccine. Monthly Economic Update Presented by Mark Triplett, June 2020 U.S. Markets Stocks rallied in May, sparked by a supportive Federal Reserve, stories of states re-opening, and reported progress […]
In this month’s recap: Stocks rebounded sharply, fueled by a flattening of the COVID-19 curve and positive results from clinical trial investigating a treatment for the virus. Monthly Economic Update Presented by Mark Triplett, May 2020 U.S. Markets Stocks rebounded sharply in April, fueled by a flattening pandemic curve and positive results from […]
Yesterday the market sold off based on continued uncertainty about trade tariffs and whether U.S. tariffs would be met with similar trading partner decisions which could potentially escalate a “trade war.” The initial steel and aluminum tariffs were absorbed by the market but the realization that additional tariffs, particularly related to China, renewed the uncertainty. […]