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.    

October 23rd, 2018

Tolerate the Turbulence

Volatility will always be around on Wall Street, and as you invest for the long term, you must be able to roll with the punches of market turbulence. Rocky moments, fortunately, are not the norm. Since the end of World War II, there have been dozens of Wall Street shocks. Wall Street has seen 56 … Continue reading “Tolerate the Turbulence”

August 23rd, 2018

Currency Crisis in Turkey

The collapse of the Turkish lira has become a major financial story. You may wonder why the financial media is devoting so much space to this, as Turkey is not exactly China or Japan or Germany. The fear is that Turkey’s problem hints at a greater crisis. Globally speaking, Turkey is not all that minor. … Continue reading “Currency Crisis in Turkey”

August 8th, 2018

How Shifting Workforce Demographics Have Threatened Montgomery County’s Economic Health

Montgomery County is one of the most affluent and educated communities in the country. Our county boasts abundant human capital, high-quality public education, and a vibrant quality of life that are the envy of communities throughout the nation. Lurking beneath the surface, though, are a variety of economic and demographic factors threatening our long-term fiscal … Continue reading “How Shifting Workforce Demographics Have Threatened Montgomery County’s Economic Health”