2016 Halftime Report

Volatility returned to end the second quarter of 2016 as the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.  This unexpected news caused global equity markets to fall.  Days later, the markets began a recovery that allowed U.S. markets to remain positive year-to-date.  Oil also had a dramatic recovery in the 2nd quarter rallying from a low in the high $20’s per barrel to around $50 by quarter end.

American Funds Receives an "A"

Morningstar gives American Funds an "A" for its Stewardship Grade.  

Capital Group and its subsidiaries, including American Funds, remain among the industry's strongest stewards of investors' capital.  The firm boasts experienced and long-tenured investment teams, which have the incentives in place to do right by investors, as well as funds with generally strong long-term track records that are offered at attractive prices.  The firm readily earns its Positive Parent rating.

Morningstar Stewardship Report - American Funds

American Funds equity funds have a long history of outpacing the market - Read more about the Active Advantage.

The Active Advantage

On death, divorce and retirement

A recent court case ruled that the death of a taxpayer's ex-spouse prior to the start of his pension caused the portion of his pension benefit that had been awarded to her during their divorce to revert back to him. (Anthony Cingrani Jr. v. Sheet Metal Workers' Local No. 73 Pension Fund)

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Mortgage rates near all-time low

A recent sharp drop in rates caused mortgage volume to surge 14% for the week ending July 1st. (Read On)   If you haven't reviewed your mortgage rate in a few years, it may be a good way to find some extra money each month.  Let us know if you like assistance in comparing rates.

If you need an experienced mortgage broker, email us at WWK for a referral.

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