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Tech Tops a Shaky Market

While the U.S. stock market flounders near record highs, one pocket of equities has already closed the deal: technology stocks. The Nasdaq 100 Index, a technology-heavy group of stocks, has closed at six all-time highs since the market bottomed in March. It’s a success story that isn’t terribly surprising given societal trends these days, but […]

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Volatility Returns Near Record Highs

Note: This week, the Weekly Viewpoint is being published a day early in observance of Juneteenth. Stocks have pushed within striking distance of record highs, but lately, it hasn’t been smooth sailing. March’s seasick markets are back, with the S&P 500 trading in at least a 2.5% range for four days from June 11 to […]

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Riding the Wave of Liquidity

Investors have been riding the wave of abundant liquidity in financial markets. A spike in cash in the system has been driven by unprecedented actions taken by the Federal Reserve Board to shore up markets and stabilize the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The extra cash did its job: it’s been a key driver of […]

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As the Tide Turns (in Stocks)

The tide turned on U.S. stocks this week, with the S&P 500 notching its worst week since March. We’ve felt the ground shifting underneath us for a few weeks, though. After the S&P 500’s best rally since the Great Depression, stocks have stalled over the past month. Individual investors (including Ally Invest customers) are still […]

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What Is the CARES Act and How It Can Help You

Since Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27, you’ve probably been wondering if you’ll be receiving a stimulus check (and when) and if the relief package could help you in other ways. As your ally, we’re here to help with information about this $2.2 trillion relief package and […]

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The Fed Throws a Hail Mary – Cuts Interest Rates a Second Time

In an unprecedented move, the Federal Reserve Board (Fed) cut interest rates to zero, launched a $700 billion bond buying program and took other measures to ensure liquidity in credit markets and a stable dollar. These actions highlight the urgency of the economic situation evolving from coronavirus driven closures and cancellations. Previously on March 3, […]

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How to Keep Interest Rate Changes in Perspective

The better your interest rate, the more opportunity your money has to grow. So it’s natural to wonder how changes in the Federal Reserve’s interest rate policy may impact you on a personal level. Specifically, you might be concerned with how your savings goals may be affected if rates change, as they have done recently. […]

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How Millennials Are Pushing Brands to Do Better, Be Better

Millennials are known for a lot of things, some better than others: Disrupting just about every industry, obsessing over avocados, a sense of entitlement, an addiction to technology, to name a few. But something they generally aren’t given enough credit for? Caring — like really caring about people and things other than themselves. More so than […]

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The Sharing Economy

The exploding popularity of app-based driving services has given rise to a larger sharing economy that allows customers to monetize assets they already own, from homes to power tools. So how does the global trend of the sharing economy affect the average American?

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The Juice Economy

These days, it seems like every street corner has a new high-quality, cold-pressed juice store and grocery store shelves are stocked with new juices – and we’re not just talking about the kind in boxes. Cold-pressed juices are popular in America, but the trend has spread around the world, even as far as Australia. We […]

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