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Market Update: Coronavirus Impact

On Monday, March 9th, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) halted trading via a procedural tool called a circuit breaker. Circuit breakers were implemented to allow for the market to halt the trading of stocks during periods of extreme uncertainty. There are 3 circuit breaker levels that can be triggered: down 7%, down 13%, and […]

The Markets React to Viral Outbreak

Like you, we too are monitoring the warning from the CDC on Tuesday that the US should prepare for severe disruptions to everyday life as it relates to the Coronavirus. As you can expect, we are keeping a close eye on the related 1,900-point drop to the DOW. Indeed, it is a scary time, but […]

Catalysts Affecting Your Investments

As you may recall, one year ago we were discussing the tug-of-war between fear and greed. The fourth quarter of 2018 presented some of the worst stock market declines in decades. 2019 was a much different story in which most investments, including domestic stocks, real estate investment trusts, foreign stocks, and bonds, had strong synchronized […]

How the SECURE Act May Change Your Retirement Savings

How the SECURE Act May Change Your Retirement Savings

AAFCPAs Wealth Management would like to make clients aware that the recent federal government spending package, signed by the president in mid-December, included the SECURE Act, or the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement legislation. The legislation contains significant changes to Individual Retirement Account (IRA) rules, company sponsored retirement plans, and several other changes […]

Dow Plunges 800 Points, Fundamentals of US Economy Still Strong

As you may be aware, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 800 points yesterday, August 14th, marking the worst single day point drop of 2019. The media attributed the plunge to a slowing global economy, a trade war with China, and an inverted yield curve. The 10-year treasury rate for a time on August 14th […]

Andrew Hammond, CFP® will moderate FEI-Boston’s March 2019 Executive Event: What Did We Learn in 10 Years & Where Do We Go From Here?

Andrew Hammond, CFP®, Partner & Wealth Advisor at AAFCPAs Wealth Management, will moderate a seasoned panel of peer investment strategists discussing what we should have learned since the recession of 2008-2009, and how the equity community and government is working to minimize the risk of this happening again. The Dow plunged 54% in 18 months between […]

AAFCPAs Promotes Four to Partner to Support Firm Growth

AAFCPAs Promotes Four to Partner to Support Firm Growth

Westborough, MA 1/8/2019 – AAFCPAs is excited to announce the promotion of four additional Partners to our growing team: Andrew Hammond, CFP®, Carmen Grinkis, PhD, CLTC, CFP®, Matthew McGinnis, CPA, and Davide Villani, CPA, CGMA are fully engrossed in the industries we serve, and work closely together to best serve our diverse client base with the distinction of excellence. Carmen […]

Develop an Individual Financial Plan That Accounts for Market Volatility

As we head into the final quarter of 2018, it is a great time to reflect on the financial markets. We have experienced the longest period of economic expansion in the nation’s history, and we have come a long way since the mortgage and housing crisis in 2008. However, as you may know from recent […]