Jeff Kowal Named a Top Financial Advisor by Barron’s for Fourth Consecutive Year

Jeff Kowal of The Kowal Investment Group, headquartered in Waukesha,

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8/15/2016 Weekly Market Commentary

  How do you measure stock market valuation? If you look at conventional measures – like price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios – then U.S. stock markets appear to be pricey. The Wall Street Journal reported trailing 12-month P/E ratios are high when compared to 10-year averages.1 High P/E ratios haven’t dampened investors’ interest in U.S. stocks, and share prices have been moving higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow), Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, and NASDAQ all […]

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7/18/2016 Weekly Market Commentary

  “Start your engines,” was not in the Department of Labor (DOL)’s June Employment Report Summary, but it may as well have been. A positive jobs report revved investor optimism and sent U.S. stock markets sprinting higher last week. Job growth was strong in June with 287,000 new jobs created. That helped soothe worries raised by a less than stellar May jobs report. The Wall Street Journal wrote: “A powerful rebound in hiring last month […]

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