Market Performance Remains a Tale of Haves and Have-Nots


The S&P 500 strung together 37 record highs this year aboard an 18.1% rally, as of July 10. The advance has largely been powered by a handful of mega cap names tied to technology and/or artificial intelligence. In fact, six stocks — NVIDIA (NVDA), Microsoft (MSFT), Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Meta (META), and Alphabet [...]

Market Performance Remains a Tale of Haves and Have-Nots2024-07-17T15:26:44-07:00

Stock Market Forecast: Double Digit Earnings Growth on Tap


With stock valuations elevated after such a strong first half, earnings growth will be key to holding, or potentially building on these gains. LPL Research believes stocks have gotten a bit over their skis, but earnings season may not be the catalyst for a pullback in the near term given all signs point to another [...]

Stock Market Forecast: Double Digit Earnings Growth on Tap2024-07-16T14:30:32-07:00

3 Tax Advantages When You Invest in Qualified Opportunity Zones


Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) come up often in financial planning conversations, particularly for clients who have a strong need to mitigate capital gains tax issues. A QOZ is a classic example of one investing tool which delivers the most value as one component of a multifaceted strategy. A QOZ has four main benefits: Defer the [...]

3 Tax Advantages When You Invest in Qualified Opportunity Zones2024-05-08T13:56:07-07:00

8 Fun Tax Tips for Small Business Owners


Small Business Owners - Dance Your Way to Tax Benefits Jazz up your financial dance floor by steering clear of the dull groove of inaccurate record keeping! Picture this: a well-choreographed routine of meticulous bookkeeping, where every dollar waltzes in and out, setting the stage for a financially focused business extravaganza. Keep those records in [...]

8 Fun Tax Tips for Small Business Owners2024-05-06T11:44:55-07:00

Are You Saving Enough for Retirement?


Whether you’re 23 or 35, it’s important to know whether you are saving enough for your retirement. There is no time like the present to ensure you are allocating enough funds to your retirement account. With folks routinely living into their 80s and 90s, it’s more important than ever to ensure your money lasts [...]

Are You Saving Enough for Retirement?2023-11-20T15:10:31-08:00

Is India the New China?


India has emerged as a compelling economic growth story and an increasingly attractive alternative to China within the emerging markets complex. A growing population with a robust and young workforce, significant infrastructure spending, and an ongoing digital transformation have been key catalysts to India’s outperformance over China. India has also benefited from the de-globalization [...]

Is India the New China?2023-09-25T14:02:21-07:00

Tax Changes Coming for 2025


Hold onto your hats, folks, because big tax changes are making their grand entrance! Spoiler Alert: taxes are going up! Guess what? Starting in 2025, prescription drug prices are getting a bit of a makeover. Picture this: a fancy price cap on prescription meds! If you're on Medicare, here's the lowdown: they're proposing a [...]

Tax Changes Coming for 20252023-09-22T10:51:23-07:00

Certified Financial Planner Adds to Virtue Team


Welcome Ross Allen, Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Plan Manager, LPL Financial In his role as Plan Manager at LPL Financial, Ross supports Virtue Wealth Management where he assists in developing and executing comprehensive financial plans. As a member of the LPL Paraplanning Services team, Ross partners with advisors to deliver financial planning support by [...]

Certified Financial Planner Adds to Virtue Team2024-02-22T15:33:13-08:00

US Debt Downgrade – Why is market pulling back?


Volatility has returned right on queue as U.S. equity markets continue to pull back from overbought levels. The recent jump in interest rates has proven to be too much too fast for stocks to absorb, especially for the heavyweight and longer-duration technology sector. Deteriorating economic conditions in China and weak seasonal trends have been [...]

US Debt Downgrade – Why is market pulling back?2023-08-24T10:02:37-07:00

401k Catch Up Contributions are Changing in 2024 – Be aware


If You Make Over $145,000, You May Have to Pay Taxes on Your Catch-Up Contributions Planning for retirement is a crucial aspect of financial management, and catch-up contributions have long been a valuable tool for individuals looking to boost their savings. However, changes are on the horizon that may impact high-earning individuals who make [...]

401k Catch Up Contributions are Changing in 2024 – Be aware2023-07-17T09:40:03-07:00
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