While fall has arrived, client conversations suggest that most are ready for 2022 to be over. Disappointment and uncertainty have been key themes recently, particularly with elevated inflation and geopolitical events dominating the headlines. While equity markets rallied heading into August, sentiment quickly reversed and the S&P 500 is now back to the lows seen in June.
While the weather outside improved last week, investor sentiment remained gloomy.
Special Release - Brian J. Horan Earns Advanced Wealth Management Certification — Certified Private Wealth Advisor®
Brian J. Horan, Relationship Manager at West Financial Services, Inc. in McLean, Virginia, recently earned the Certified Private Wealth Advisor® certification, which is an advanced professional certification for advisors who provide the breadth of specialized skills required to meet the needs of high-net-worth clients.
The only constant in life is change.” — Heraclitus U.S. businesses and households have faced challenges with creating new routines and altering daily operations after realizing the dire effects of COVID-19. Whether working from home, shopping online, or interacting with the new social distancing rules, life in America as we know it has changed. But the American resolve is strong and ingenuity is thriving. From online classrooms, fundraisers for the affected, client video conferences, virtual happy hours, birthday parades, and neighborhood teddy bear hunts, it seems nothing can keep Americans
First and foremost, all of us here at West Financial Services hope you and your family are safe and healthy.
We all have concerns about the Coronavirus and what it means to our families, friends, businesses and our community.
As of Tuesday’s close, equity markets endured a second day of selling pressure due to concerns over COVID-19, or the coronavirus. While it’s very difficult to assess the global economic impact from COVID-19 at this time, we do know that it is impacting the economy of China and surrounding countries.
As you prepare for the holidays, it is important to keep in mind that cybercriminals will be doing the same. Protecting data during this busy time is important for both corporations and consumers. In this article, I explain why attacks increase during the holidays and how you can defend against the attacks, so that you may enjoy your holiday season! Why we need to be more careful during the holidays You might be wondering why you should be on high alert during the holidays, compared to any other day. The reason is rather simple. More money flows during the holidays, therefore attackers have