Mike’s Weekly Commentary

  • June 12, 2018

    Heads Up! by Thomas M. Riddle, CPA, CFP®, Founder & Chairman of the Board We spend a lot of time with clients planning for living in retirement and the eventual transfer...

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  • June 5, 2018

    Valley National News We welcome Michael Warch to our team as our newest Senior Associate. Mike comes to Valley National with five years of experience working on financial advisory teams. Mike...

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  • May 22, 2018

    Heads Up! by Thomas M. Riddle, CPA, CFP®, Founder & Chairman of the Board Many banks are taking advantage of savers by paying VERY LOW INTEREST RATES on bank savings accounts. A review...

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  • May 15, 2018

    Market Outlook The S&P 500 has rebounded from its correction low, but still remains below the January high. First quarter earnings have exceed expectations, but the good earnings news has been...

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  • May 8, 2018

    Declining Stock Prices vs. Corporate Earnings Growth? S&P 500 earnings are up more than 24% for the first quarter. Full year corporate earnings for 2018 are estimated to be up...

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  • May 1, 2018

    Market Outlook Although market volatility is likely to continue for a while, avoid overreacting to the barrage of negative news and focus on the items that could change the actual fundamentals...

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  • April 25, 2018

    Valley National News As you probably know, Valley National has been voted Best Financial Planner a number of times by a handful of different sources. This year, not only is our...

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  • April 17, 2018

    The US Economy – Looks Pretty Good! Both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing indexes remain well above the 50 mark, meaning business conditions are improving. And the manufacturing reading reported the largest...

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  • April 11, 2018

    Market Outlook - Key Points Most of the news over the past several weeks has dwelled on trade tariffs, Facebook’s perceived miss-handling of user data that contributed to Russian election meddling,...

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  • April 4, 2018

    Key Points Over the last two months we have experienced increased market volatility. This is a normal The abnormal period was the preceding 15 months since the November 2016...

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