The Math Behind the Market

Posted by: Tad Weiss on May 4, 2020, Latest News

The S&P 500 reached 3,386 at its peak on February 19th, 2020, before its month-long decline to 2,237 on March 23rd. From February to March, the S&P decreased by 34%. After that trough in late March, the S&P rose 30% by April 30th. At first glace, one might think that the gains made in April … Continue reading The Math Behind the Market

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The SECURE Act

Posted by: Tad Weiss on January 2, 2020, Latest News

The final weeks of 2019 saw the passage of the SECURE Act, ushering in sweeping rule changes for retirees. The SECURE legislation- which stands for “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement”- has a number of revisions to current tax law. In this article we’ll highlight the key changes of which investors should be aware. … Continue reading The SECURE Act

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Modus Advisors Welcomes Ryan Peckskamp

Posted by: Tad Weiss on December 13, 2019, Latest News

To our clients and friends, We are pleased and excited to announce that Ryan Peckskamp has joined the Modus Team! Ryan will continue in his role as a Financial Advisor, working with his clients of the past 10 years as well as helping to serve our existing clients at Modus. Ryan adds depth and experience … Continue reading Modus Advisors Welcomes Ryan Peckskamp

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Modus Advisors – Celebrating Ten Years!

Posted by: Tad Weiss on March 7, 2019, Latest News

Ten years ago, on March 9, 2009, Modus Advisors opened its doors in Eden Prairie, MN. It was an inauspicious day to start a company, particularly in the financial services industry. The stock market, as measured by the S&P 500, had fallen 56.8% from its peak on October 9, 2007. What came to be known … Continue reading Modus Advisors – Celebrating Ten Years!

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Q2 2018 Market Update

Posted by: Tad Weiss on July 31, 2018, Market Update

Market Update 2017 was a period when nearly everything worked for investors. This was most decidedly NOT the case for the first half of 2018. Indexes representing international equities, emerging markets, fixed income, and U.S. value stocks were all down between -2% and -7% for the first half of the year. Despite the widespread difficulties, … Continue reading Q2 2018 Market Update

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Not So Small!

Posted by: Tad Weiss on May 2, 2017, Latest News

You may have heard that this week is National Small Business Week. The technical definition of a Small Business is an independent business with fewer than 500 employees, but I certainly think of businesses on the low end of that range when I hear the term. In 2013, 48% of the workforce was employed by … Continue reading Not So Small!

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The Glass is Half Full

Posted by: Tad Weiss on March 10, 2017, Latest News

          Eight years ago to the day, March 9th, 2009, we opened our doors at Modus Advisors. In many respects, it was the absolute worst time to start an investment services and wealth planning business. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) peaked on October 9th, 2007 with a closing price of … Continue reading The Glass is Half Full

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Where Do You Get Energy?

Posted by: Tad Weiss on December 14, 2016, Latest News

One of the hardest things in the politicized world we live in is to find unbiased information.  I’m a Certified Financial Planner®, and about the farthest thing from a scientist or a physicist.  When the topic of energy comes up, I’d love to be more informed, but the subject has generally been beyond my reach … Continue reading Where Do You Get Energy?

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How do Presidential Elections Affect Markets?

Posted by: Michael Langseth on October 17, 2016, Latest News

Every four years we as citizens of America march to the ballot box to elect our next president. It’s arguably the greatest civil duty we possess as everyday Americans. Had our founding fathers known the wonderful personalities that the democratic process could create, however, I think they might have realized King George III wasn’t so … Continue reading How do Presidential Elections Affect Markets?

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Investing in The Stock Market is like Playing the Lottery!?

Posted by: Tad Weiss on September 20, 2016, Latest News

To many people, investing in the stock market is akin to playing the lottery.  To these people, the stock market is rigged, and only the insiders or the big institutions have the ability to consistently make money in stocks.  According to Gallup, the numbers bear this out.*  In the spring of 2016, 52% of U.S. … Continue reading Investing in The Stock Market is like Playing the Lottery!?

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