Weekly Commentary

  • Heads Up!

    Social Security Change Takes Effect-Online account users must verify ID via cellphone or email The Social Security Administration is trying to improve online security with two-factor authentication. Last summer, the Social Security...

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  • Did You Know?

    We roll out the “red carpet” for your children and grandchildren to do business with Valley National Financial Advisors. Your children and grandchildren are eligible for reduced fees based upon...

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  • Update – Washington

    The U.S. stock market has jumped since the November 8th election. We identified 4 initiatives on which the U.S. stock market is speculating to be successfully accomplished early in the...

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  • The “Heat Map”

    Most of the time, the U.S. stock market looks to 3 factors (call them the “pillars” which support the stock market) to support its upward trend – let’s grade each...

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  • The Numbers

    Last week, Bonds increased, and U.S. stocks and Foreign stocks declined. During the last 12 months, STOCKS outperformed BONDS. Returns through 8-11-2017                                            1-week        Y-T-D        1-Year       3-Year    ...

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  • “Your Financial Choices”

    The show airs on WDIY Wednesday evenings, from 6-7 p.m. The show is hosted by Valley National’s Laurie Siebert CPA, CFP®, AEP®.  This week Laurie and guest host Cindy Moser,...

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week

    “Be strong, but not rude.  Be kind, but not weak.  Be bold, but not bully.  Be humble, but not timid.  Be proud, but not arrogant.” - Medlawe Bapps Visit www.theweeklycommentary.com for more posts...

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  • The Markets This Week

    It’s locked and loaded. Are we referring to the U.S. nuclear arsenal, or the stock market? President Donald Trump found a way this past week to get under the market’s skin...

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  • Did You Know? VNFA NEWS

    Valley National has been busy developing a deep management bench.  Members of management are receiving recognition both within the investment advisory industry as well as from the public. We are...

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  • Heads Up!

    Many investors use the Dow Jones Industrial Average (“DJIA”) as a barometer of the U.S. Stock market. The DJIA stood at 18,000 the day before the Presidential election on November...

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