Entries by Ann Terranova

1,140 Economists Warn Trump Not To Make Great Depression Mistakes

More than 1,100 economists, including 14 Nobel Prize winners, have written a letter to President Donald Trump, along with Congress, warning against making the same trade mistakes that helped plunge America into the Great Depression. The 1,140 economists sent the letter Thursday amid a mounting international trade battle. Trump has imposed a number of tariffs, including […]

Another Tariff, Another Downturn

Last week, stocks went on sale again on the heels of yet another erratic policy declaration coming from the White House. This follows a by-now-familiar pattern: The Trump Administration announces something —this time “tariffs on Chinese imports” with an estimated value of $60 billion a year—without an overall policy program. Traders fear that there will […]

Should we be alarmed?

Suppose somebody came up to you and shouted: “I have terrible news about the economy. I think you should sell your stocks!” Alarmed, you say: “Oh, my God. Tell me more!” And this mysterious stranger shouts: “Run for the hills! The American economy just added 200,000 more jobs—more than expectations—and the U.S. jobless rate now […]

Insurance Resources by Guest Blogger, Tony Steuer

Tony Steuer, our guest blogger shares some great insurance articles and updates for your planning needs. Tony is an Insurance Literacy Advocate, Founder of The Insurance Literacy Institute, Creator of The Insurance Bill of Rights and Author of The Questions and Answers on Insurance Book Series. His website is www.insuranceliteracy.org. Resources for Long-Term Care Insurance […]

Review of 2016 US and Global Markets

In 2016, the US market reached new highs and stocks in a majority of developed and emerging market countries delivered positive returns. The year began with anxiety over China’s stock market and economy, falling oil prices, a potential US recession, and negative interest rates in Japan. US equity markets were in steep decline and had […]

SFAA Conference Overview of Financial Regulations Presentation

On November 9, 2016, Ann Terranova, CFP ®, owner of Union Financial Partners presented An Overview of Financial Advice Regulations at the Sports Financial Advisors Association Annual Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ann Terranova told her audience that the financial services industry is a conglomeration of confusing companies and advisors often with hidden costs and conflicting […]