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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Stocks fell for the second straight week on inflation concerns despite a report on consumer prices that was initially well received by investors. Stocks Slide Tuesday was the only bright spot during the week as stock prices rose after...

Monday, August 7, 2023

Stocks retreated last week as bond yields increased following the Treasury's announcement indicating “a larger-than-expected funding need” and a downgrade in the federal government’s debt rating. The Dow Jones...

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

A Friday surge pushed stocks solidly into positive territory last week, ignited by cooling in an inflation gauge closely tracked by the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.66%, while the Standard &...

Monday, July 24, 2023

Stocks moved to the rhythm of earnings season last week, initially rising on positive earnings surprises and faltering later in the week on key earnings disappointments. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.08%, while the...

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Better-than-expected updates last week on consumer and wholesale price inflation buoyed investor sentiment, driving stocks higher and lower bond yields. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.29%, while the Standard &...

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Thursday, July 13, 2023

As the Fed continues its fight against inflation, one of the more challenging parts of the economy is gauging what's happening in the jobs market.One July report showed the private sector added nearly 500,000 jobs, double the...

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Rising concerns about further rate hikes sent stocks lower to kick off the second half of trading.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.96%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 retreated 1.16%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

The best way to keep your clients invested is by using a rational process like a RiskPro Proposal that includes their Personal Risk Budget. The proposal can be referenced like a documented Individual Investment Policy Statement any time.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Stocks climbed last week as reassuring inflation data boosted investor hopes that the rate-hike cycle was nearing an end amid fresh economic data pointing to continued economic resilience.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.25%,...

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Volatility can be difficult for your clients. Setting expectations is the key to calming down bad investor behavior and keeping your clients on the track to meeting their goals. The RiskPro proposal system can help.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Stocks surged higher in the closing days of a holiday-shortened trading week, ignited by a political resolution on raising the debt ceiling and a strong employment report.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.02%, while the Standard...

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Stocks rallied last week, propelled by growing optimism over reaching a deal on raising the debt ceiling and avoiding a technical debt default by the U.S.The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.38% higher, while the Standard &...

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Stocks were mixed last week as good inflation news was offset by mounting debt ceiling concerns and rekindled regional banking fears.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.11%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 slipped 0.29%. The...

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Monday, April 24, 2023

Stocks remained resilient last week amid mixed earnings reports, hawkish Fed-speak, and lingering recession fears, closing out the five trading days with small losses.The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.23%, while the Standard &...

Monday, March 20, 2023

Amid the reverberations of two U.S. banks being taken over by regulators and the spread of uncertainty to European banks, stocks trended higher last week on the strength of the technology sector.The Dow Jones Industrial Average was...

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Concerns over a firmer monetary policy were heightened by fresh economic data, touching off a climb in bond yields and a slide in stock prices last week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average skidded 2.99%, while the Standard & Poor’s...

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Stocks drifted lower as a week of mixed earnings reports and resurgent worries over Fed monetary policy dragged on investor sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.17%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 declined...

Thursday, February 9, 2023

The stock market can provide some head-scratching moments, which is why I like Warren Buffet’s quote, “...don’t watch the market closely.”Stocks have been strong this year, and they rallied sharply before...

Monday, February 6, 2023

Stocks were mixed last week following better-than-expected corporate reports and increasing optimism over a slowdown in interest rates.The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged lower, slipping -0.15%. The Standard & Poor’s 500 rose...

Monday, January 23, 2023

Stocks showed mixed results last week as recession fears resurfaced in response to weak economic data and a tepid start to a new corporate earnings season.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average skidded 2.70%, while the Standard &...

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Stocks rallied last week thanks to fresh confirmation of inflation’s cooling trend and growing optimism that an inflation slowdown may provide the Fed with space to ease up on future rate hikes.The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Sunday, January 8, 2023

A strong Friday rally triggered by fresh signs of moderating inflation pushed stocks into positive territory to begin the new year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.46%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 advanced 1.45%....

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Knowing that your portfolios are being continuously monitored is one less thing to worry about. At RiskPro, we call it Perpetual Suitability.

Monday, January 2, 2023

In a holiday-shortened week, erratic trading left stocks marginally down for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.17%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 slipped 0.14%. The Nasdaq Composite index fell 0.30%. The MSCI...

Monday, December 19, 2022

Hawkish comments by the Fed and weak economic data heightened investors’ recession concerns and sent stocks lower last week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.66%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 retreated 2.08%. The...

Monday, December 12, 2022

Recession fears and concerns that the Fed may consider a longer rate-hike cycle sent stocks lower for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 2.77%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 3.37%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Year End Review Time! Everyone gets busy this time of year, so as the year 2022 comes to a close, make sure you're checking off these important client review topics. First, general housekeeping: Qualified Accounts (Traditional, Roth, SEP...

Monday, December 5, 2022

Stocks ended higher last week as investors navigated the crosscurrents of a potential easing in future rate hikes and continued strength in the labor market.The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.24% higher, while the Standard &...

Monday, November 28, 2022

Growing optimism that the Fed may be ready to ease future interest rate hikes sent stocks higher in a quiet trading week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.78%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 1.53%. The Nasdaq...

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

RiskPro delivers investment proposal generation, model risk management and account volatility surveillance. Nov. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Concourse Financial...

Monday, November 14, 2022

A cooling inflation number ignited a powerful rally on Thursday, sending stocks to strong gains for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 4.15%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 5.90%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Why Use RiskPro?  Because investors need clarity to have confidence. Investors fear the unknown more than the known, and if they don’t have confidence, it’s possible they are second-guessing your investment strategy...

Monday, November 7, 2022

Hawkish comments by Fed Chair Jerome Powell, following the announcement of another 75 basis points interest rate hike last week, cast a pall over financial markets, sending yields higher and stocks lower.The Dow Jones Industrial...

Monday, October 31, 2022

Stocks overcame poor earnings results from some of America’s largest companies to post gains last week as investors cheered positive earnings surprises, easing inflation and a rebound in economic growth.The Dow Jones Industrial...

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

The RiskPro Difference: The RiskPro algorithm employs an innovative approach that calculates the current (12-month) volatility of each security and the relationship between securities within a portfolio and the S&P 500. This data is then...

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

A positive start to a new earnings season and late-week hopes for a near-term easing in Fed rate hikes lifted investors’ spirits and powered stocks to gains for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 4.89%, while the...

Monday, October 17, 2022

Stocks were mixed last week amid wide intra- and inter-day price swings, as technology shares bore the brunt of the downdraft. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.15% for the week. Meanwhile, the Standard & Poor’s 500...

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Video from the Cboe Exchange that can help you educate clients on the short term "fear gauge", or VIX index. Understand what equity markets expect over a period of 30-days. RiskPro's algorithm measures the volatility differently, and can..

Monday, October 10, 2022

A powerful two-day stock rebound cemented a positive week for investors as a new trading month began.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.99%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 1.51%. The Nasdaq Composite index increased 0...

Monday, October 3, 2022

Rising recession fears and uncertainty in the bond and currency markets sent stocks to new 2022 lows last week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 2.92%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 slumped 2.91%. The Nasdaq Composite...

Monday, September 26, 2022

Last week, Fed Chair Powell said the U.S. would not tame inflation without economic pain. This week heightened recession fears and sent stocks broadly lower.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 4.00%, while the Standard &...

Monday, September 19, 2022

A hotter-than-expected inflation report sent stocks sharply lower last week as investors faced the prospect of more aggressive interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve for perhaps a longer period.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell...

Monday, August 22, 2022

Stocks tumbled on Friday, sending stocks to a weekly loss after an otherwise quiet August week of trading.The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped -0.16%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 lost 1.21%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

An improving inflation outlook buoyed investors’ spirits last week, helping lift stocks to solid gains.The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 2.92%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 3.26%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

Monday, August 1, 2022

Undaunted by another Fed rate hike and news of a contracting economy, the stock market rallied last week on better-than-expected corporate earnings.The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 2.97%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500...

Monday, June 27, 2022

Prospects of cooling inflation powered a rally in stock prices last week despite growing recession concerns.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 5.39%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 climbed 6.45%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

Monday, June 6, 2022

Market Recap for the Week ending June 3, 2022.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

What has upswings and downturns, troughs, peaks, and plateaus? Though such terms could easily describe a roller coaster ride, they are also commonly used to describe the business cycle. The business cycle –...

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Friday, February 25, 2022

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

There are lots of things to be afraid of in the world we live in, so don’t add yourself to that list. Meaning, most humans have an instinctive aversion to danger, with one of the most feared dangers being that of the unknown. We...

Thursday, July 15, 2021

RiskPro agrees with big industry voices like the Nerds at Team Kitces about risk tolerance measures being flawed. Michael Kitces has been sounding that alarm for a number of years (see latest ThinkAdvisor article by Jeff Berman).A...

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

As seasoned financial professionals, we had concerns about unseen risk “lurking” beneath the surface in investor accounts under our management. Unable to find a solution, we created RiskPro to solve the problem. We then...

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The visual communication of financial information may not be something you have time to think about deeply, but don’t forget that your clients are taking it in daily…and they may be processing it in a “not so healthy" way.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

When I was much younger, a mentor once told me to “just save 25% of everything you earn after taxes, and you’ll be able to enjoy a future that many others will not”. After hearing that advice, and before that person...

Thursday, March 25, 2021

RiskPro is a powerful tool for providing uniform disclosure for ensuring that firms consistently capture and align investor intent with recommended investments. The RiskPro proposal is highly configurable to include firm-specific...

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

This past November, you learned of an integration that would be available to thousands of Envestnet Enterprise customers in early 2021…. Well, it happened! RiskPro has officially launched our “all-in-one” risk...

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Happy 25th Anniversary to the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations! Oh, by the way, OCIE is now called: “Division of Examinations” or just Division of EXAMS. Since 2020 was a rough one when it came...

Thursday, February 11, 2021

As the IoT develops into the internet of everything, it’s critical that the data your firm is responsible for is not just secure, but accessible and translatable into simple actionable dashboards for your advisers, home office...

Thursday, February 4, 2021

We are pleased to announce a new addition to our senior staff. Cory Kendall has joined RiskPro as Executive Vice President of Sales. Cory will work alongside other RiskPro leaders to expand adoption and utilization of the next...

Friday, December 4, 2020

Newport Beach, CA – RiskPro®, an investment risk profiling and portfolio construction software developed by edge-computing and RegTech innovator ProTools, LLC, has been recognized as one of the select group of companies featured in the 2020

Thursday, November 12, 2020

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. and CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- RiskPro and Envestnet, Inc. (NYSE: ENV) announce an integration which will enable investment advisors to build and manage client portfolios with less regulatory risk....

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Historically, investor risk profiling begins with an investor completing a risk tolerance questionnaire and then getting a label like “conservative”, or “aggressive”. We created...

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

On February 19, the S&P 500 reached an all-time high of 3,386. Shortly thereafter investors began to price in the economic impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, causing the market to make its most abrupt trip ever into bear market...

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Validation Amid a Crisis The outbreak the COVID-19 virus rocked the global economy and financial markets. Understandably, fear and panic spread among millions of investors. Through it all, RiskPro® performed impeccably. From the...

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

BOSTON, May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- FinMason, a FinTech firm and investment analytics provider that enables WealthTech platforms to accelerate development and time-to-market, today announced that it has been selected by RiskPro, a...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Oct 2, 2019/PRNewswire —The business of financial technology has been progressing at a break-neck pace recently due to start-ups, M&A activity, AI, and even looming government regulations.Amidst swirling...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Sept. 25, 2019/PRNewswire — As regulatory agencies try to see eye-to-eye on what is important to investors and the industry, RiskPro® has been busy setting the new standard for what financial entities...