March 22nd, 2019

Interesting Investment Facts & Lessons Learned

If you’re a dedicated market geek with plenty of time on your hands, you can uncover some very interesting things about stock market history and perhaps learn some interesting lessons from them. Below is a snapshot of some of them: Since 1916, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (which predates the S&P 500 index and has … Continue reading “Interesting Investment Facts & Lessons Learned”

March 21st, 2019

The Importance of Aligning Your Investing With Your Principles

Do your investment choices echo your outlook? Are they in agreement with your values? These questions may seem rather deep when it comes to deciding what to buy or sell, but some great investors have built fortunes by investing according to the ethical, moral, and spiritual tenets that guide their lives.         Sir John Templeton … Continue reading “The Importance of Aligning Your Investing With Your Principles”

March 6th, 2019

How Legislative Changes Will Affect TSP Participants

Most federal government employees rely on the government’s Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) as their primary retirement savings tool. The TSP is designed to serve as a 401(k)-type retirement plan for these workers. However, there are some serious drawbacks to TSPs when compared to 401(k)s, especially when it comes to their distribution rules. The good news … Continue reading “How Legislative Changes Will Affect TSP Participants”

January 4th, 2019

October 2018 Stock Market Pullback

Hello. This is Clark Kendall with Kendall Capital Management. Today is Friday, October 26. We’ve had volatility in the market over the last two or three weeks. We’ve had the Dow Jones moving three, four and 500 points a day. Percentage wise it’s been as much as two to three percent, which seems like a … Continue reading “October 2018 Stock Market Pullback”

December 28th, 2018

What Does an Inverted Yield Curve Mean?

If investors aren’t selling stocks because of the current government shutdown, they might be nervous about the flattening yield curve—broadly defined as a time when short-term interest rates were higher than yields on longer-term bonds. But what does this mean for the markets? Typically, an inverted yield curve signals a recession. The press has certainly … Continue reading “What Does an Inverted Yield Curve Mean?”

December 13th, 2018

Social Security Gets Its Biggest Increase Since 2012

Social Security will soon give seniors their largest “raise” since 2012. In view of inflation, the Social Security Administration has authorized a 2.8% increase for retirement benefits in 2019. This is especially welcome, as annual Social Security cost-of-living adjustments, or COLAs, have been irregular in recent years. There were no COLAs at all in 2010, … Continue reading “Social Security Gets Its Biggest Increase Since 2012”

December 10th, 2018

Year-End Tax Opportunities

Each year, U.S. taxpayers face several year-end deadlines which, if ignored, can be costly and in some cases punitive. In the latter category, consider people over age 70 1/2 who fail to take the full required minimum distribution from their IRA or 401(k). If they get the calculation wrong, or forget the distribution altogether before … Continue reading “Year-End Tax Opportunities”

November 7th, 2018

What Does Political Gridlock Mean for the Markets?

If you’re anything like us here at Kendall Capital, you were probably anxiously awaiting the midterm election results, and the impact the expected outcome of political gridlock would have on the markets. Historically, stocks typically do well when Congress is split, and the White House is under Republican control. In these instances, the S&P 500 … Continue reading “What Does Political Gridlock Mean for the Markets?”

November 6th, 2018

Open Enrollment: Pay Attention and Take Action

What is open enrollment and how does it effect you? We are now in open enrollment on the government (39 states) or state health insurance exchanges (11 states and the District of Columbia)—so this is the time of year when consumers can buy health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If you’re not … Continue reading “Open Enrollment: Pay Attention and Take Action”

October 29th, 2018

Market Pullback

Clark shares his thoughts on the recent market pullback, what’s causing the volatility, and how the investment community should respond.