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Weekly Market Recap Week Ended May 26

Mixed market U.S. stock indexes started the week on a negative note but shifted in a positive direction on Thursday and Friday. Results varied widely, with the NASDAQ posting a 2.5% total return, the S&P 500 adding 0.3%, and the Dow slipping 1.0%. 

Why the next economic recovery may be stronger than expected.

While many investors are focused on the timing and severity of the next recession, Jared Franz has turned his focus to longer term questions: What could be the catalysts for a subsequent recovery? And what are some of the implications of that recovery for investor portfolios?

"Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No.1" - Warren Buffett

Buffett's first rule, "Never lose money," highlights the principle of capital preservation. He believes protecting your capital should be a primary focus because losing a substantial portion of your investment can significantly hinder your ability to generate long-term returns. By avoiding significant losses, you can ensure that your capital remains intact and has the potential to grow over time. 

Effective Strategies for Increasing Your Retirement Savings Beyond 50 Years Old

Maximize your contributions to retirement accounts: Take full advantage of contribution limits in your retirement accounts, such as 401(k) plans or IRAs. For individuals aged 50 or older, catch-up provisions allow additional contributions beyond the regular limits.

As investors worry about a recession, what steps can you take to boost your financial security.

Diversify your portfolio: Diversification is a fundamental principle of investing. Spread your investments across different asset classes, such as stocks, bonds, real estate, commodities, and various industries and geographic regions. This helps reduce the risk associated with any single investment and can mitigate the impact of a recession on your overall portfolio.

Weekly Market Recap: Week Ended May 19

The major U.S. stock indexes posted weekly gains, with the NASDAQ outperforming the S&P 500 and the Dow for the fourth week in a row. The S&P 500’s gain of 1.6% lifted that index above a narrow range that it had been stuck in since the start of April.

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