Category: Markets and Economics

Kane Financial Update – March 17th, 2020

3 Minute Read I think many of us are still in a state of shock at what has transpired over the past 4 weeks.  The last update, two weeks ago, we predicted possible aggressive quarantine measures, schools closing, and large gatherings cancelled….it is difficult to… Continue Reading “Kane Financial Update – March 17th, 2020”

Kane Financial Update – March 9th, 2020

5 Minute Read As I was walking into a weekly economics class I teach on Fridays, there was a sign on the door that caught my eye “Stay calm and wash your hands.”  With all of the scary headlines out there, I was encouraged to see… Continue Reading “Kane Financial Update – March 9th, 2020”

Kane Financial Update – February 24th, 2020

3 Minute Read Markets have experienced steep declines during the day, as the coronavirus has spread across Asia and into Italy. I wanted to put together some information about the recent market volatility as it relates to the Coronavirus, along with some perspective on how… Continue Reading “Kane Financial Update – February 24th, 2020”

4th Quarter Market Commentary

2 Minute Read The market continued its rally through the fourth quarter of 2019, helping to finish off one of the best years since 2013.  Here are the 4th Quarter and Full Year 2019 returns of several notable assets:

GE freezes pension and offers buyouts

2 Minute Read The conglomerate GE took steps earlier this month to shore up their retirement program by freezing the pensions of 20,000 existing employees and offering buyouts to 100,000 former employees who have yet to start collecting their benefit.