Wealth Speaks

Q2 Market Talk

By webteam | July 24, 2019 |

Quarterly Market Talk Watch AE Wealth Management Chief Investment Officer Tom Siomades update on the second quarter’s wild ride, including insights on: China: Deal, No Deal … or Some Deal? A Changing Fed Picture Tensions with Iran For investment professional use only. Not for use with clients or the public.

What Could Tariffs Mean For the Economy – And Your Investments?

By webteam | June 13, 2019 |

China and Mexico are the largest suppliers of goods to the U.S., but ongoing trade disputes and proposed tariffs could have far-reaching implications beyond paying more for goods from these powerhouse countries. Overview On May 30, President Trump threatened new tariffs on all goods imported from Mexico. Effective June 10, the U.S. would levy a 5% tariff,…

Advice For Your Recent College Graduate

By webteam | May 16, 2019 |

It isn’t an easy time to be a young adult. We may be 10 years beyond the recession, but the financial wounds inflicted on middle-class families around 2008 are still hurting recent college graduates who are just setting out on their own journeys toward independence. Overview During the economic decline of the recession, many households struggled as one or both breadwinners lost jobs. Even workers who managed…

Q1 Market Talk

By webteam | April 24, 2019 |

Quarterly Market Talk Hear from Tom Siomades, AE Wealth Management’s Chief Investment Officer, as he goes over what drove the market in the 1st quarter of 2019 and what he expects we’ll see as the 2nd quarter progresses. For Investment Professional Use Only.

How Gas Taxes Help Drive Road Repairs

By webteam | April 18, 2019 |

Overview In the United States, about 80 percent of federal highway spending and 50 percent of spending on mass transit is provided by the federal budget. The only dedicated source of funding for the Highway Trust Fund is the federal gas tax. However, this national tax has not been raised since 1993. It still stands at 18.4 cents…

The February jobs numbers were low. Could your clients be affected?

By webteam | March 26, 2019 |

The February jobs report released in early March raised more than a few questions about a potential economic slowdown in the U.S. The report showed that 20,000 jobs were added in February, fewer than forecasted – 160,000 fewer, to be precise.1 Does the report indicate that an economic slowdown is on the horizon? The jobs…

One of the biggest threats to our markets isn’t financial.

By webteam | January 31, 2019 |

It’s digital. Back in the relatively-unplugged days of the early 1980’s, a little movie called “WarGames” raised the specter of a new potential threat in the American consciousness: the suggestion that a Regular Joe with a desktop computer could hack into the U.S. network and propel us towards a nuclear war. At its release, the…

All Eyes on … Patrick Malone!

By webteam | January 24, 2019 |

Name: Patrick Malone Title: Platform Specialist How long have you been with AE Wealth Management?: Just over 2 years What made you decide to join AEWM? Great opportunity with a great company that treats its employees very well. Tell me about your role, department and what they do? I am on the technology/platform team in…

The Costs of a Government Shutdown

By webteam | January 8, 2019 |

It’s the third week of the government shutdown, and a resolution doesn’t seem to be presenting itself any time soon. The partial shutdown – which has resulted in the closure of nine out of 15 federal departments, as well as dozens of agencies and federal programs1 – has already started a snowball of economic effects in…