Strong Economic Data Creates Fed Uncertainty ~ Sabrina Julian Investment Services

Strong Economic Data Creates Fed Uncertainty ~ Sabrina Julian Investment Services

Murphys, CA…In their latest commentary, the Cetera Investment Management Team discusses what is weighing on investors’ minds during this most recent market selloff. The Fed has entered a blackout period leading up to their meeting next week, so investors are left digesting better than expected economic data that could cause the Fed to be more […]

Inflation Pace Slows to 7.7% Annual Rate. Housing Costs Increased the Most!

Inflation Pace Slows to 7.7% Annual Rate.  Housing Costs Increased the Most!

Washington, DC…The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.4 percent in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, the same increase as in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 7.7 percent before seasonal adjustment.  The index for shelter contributed over […]

2022 Year-End Tax Tips ~ From Brian J. Tewksbury

2022 Year-End Tax Tips ~ From Brian J. Tewksbury

Murphys, CA…2022 Year-End Tax Tips: Here are some things to consider as you weigh potential tax moves between now and the end of the year. 1. Defer income to next year Consider opportunities to defer income to 2023, particularly if you think you may be in a lower tax bracket then. For example, you may […]

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates Another 3/4%

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates Another 3/4%

Washington, DC…The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. It performs five general functions to promote the effective operation of the U.S. economy and, more generally, the public interest. The Federal Reserve conducts the nation’s monetary policy to promote maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates in the U.S. […]

Ready to Begin a New Life? Live Your Dream!!

Ready to Begin a New Life? Live Your Dream!!

Arnold, CA… The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women program has been helping women around the world since 1972. This program provides cash grants to women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training. You are eligible to apply if: ~ are a woman with primary […]

Wholesale Inflation Rates Inched Up 0.4% in September for 8.5% Annual Rate

Wholesale Inflation Rates Inched Up 0.4% in September for 8.5% Annual Rate

Washington, DC…The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.4 percent in September, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Final demand prices declined 0.2 percent in August and 0.4 percent in July. (See table A.) On an unadjusted basis, the index for final demand advanced 8.5 percent for the 12 months […]

The 41st Annual Forbes 400 Ranking Of The Richest Americans. Total Wealth Dropped for First Time Since Great Recession!

The 41st Annual Forbes 400 Ranking Of The Richest Americans.  Total Wealth Dropped for First Time Since Great Recession!

New York, NY…Elon Musk Tops The Forbes 400 Ranking For The First Time Ever.  The Total Wealth Of The Forbes 400 And The Minimum Fortune To Make The Cut Drop For The First Time Since The Great Recession.  Forbes today released its 41st annual Forbes 400 list, the definitive ranking of the wealthiest people in America. […]

Yes on A! Campaign Hosts Town Hall Oct. 6 in Murphys! Increased Fire Protection for Everyone!

Yes on A! Campaign Hosts Town Hall Oct. 6 in Murphys!  Increased Fire Protection for Everyone!

Murphys, CA…The Calaveras Local Fire Protection Committee for Measure A will host a Town Hall at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Native Sons of the Golden West Hall, 389 Main St., Murphys. The Town Hall offers a chance for voters to learn the details of Measure A, the Calaveras Local Fire Protection Tax Initiative. […]

Federal Reserve FOMC on Raising Interest Rates Another 3/4 Percent

Federal Reserve FOMC on Raising Interest Rates Another 3/4 Percent

Washington, DC…Recent indicators point to modest growth in spending and production. Job gains have been robust in recent months, and the unemployment rate has remained low. Inflation remains elevated, reflecting supply and demand imbalances related to the pandemic, higher food and energy prices, and broader price pressures. Russia’s war against Ukraine is causing tremendous human […]

Fed’s Tough-Talk Rattles Markets. Monthly Market Insights from Sabrina Julian Investment Services

Fed’s Tough-Talk Rattles Markets.  Monthly Market Insights from Sabrina Julian Investment Services

Murphys, CA…Monthly Market Insights for September 2022. Stocks dropped on renewed fears of higher rates and economic weakening, coupled with some tough talk from the Fed Chair. Sabrina Julian sabrina@sabrinajulian.com (209) 890-7491 Sabrina Julian Investment Services http://sabrinajulian.com Securities and advisory services offered through Cetera Advisor Networks LLC (doing insurance business in CA as CFGAN Insurance […]

Fed Chair Powell on Monetary Policy and Price Stability

Fed Chair Powell on Monetary Policy and Price Stability

Jackson Hole, WY…Thank you for the opportunity to speak here today.  At past Jackson Hole conferences, I have discussed broad topics such as the ever-changing structure of the economy and the challenges of conducting monetary policy under high uncertainty. Today, my remarks will be shorter, my focus narrower, and my message more direct. The Federal […]

Childs/Hurst Scholarship for 2022

Childs/Hurst Scholarship for 2022

Angels Camp, CA… Childs/Hurst Scholarship Awarded by Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) The Beth E. Childs/Genna Hurst Renewable Scholarship, administered by CCF, was awarded recently. The 2022 Scholarship winner is Calaveras High School student Sierra Lowry. See photo below. The scholarship is for $1,000 a year, renewable for four years. Sierra plans to become a Registered […]

Columbia College Awarded $408,000 State Grant for Incarcerated Students Education Program

Columbia College Awarded $408,000 State Grant for Incarcerated Students Education Program

Columbia, CA… Columbia College has been awarded a $408,000 state grant to expand and strengthen its programs for incarcerated students over the next three years. The grant comes through the Rising Scholars Network, a new program within California Community Colleges funded by California Assembly Bill 417 and designed to support justice-involved students. The three-year Rising […]

Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) Announces Annual Competitive Grants Period for 202

Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) Announces Annual Competitive Grants Period for 202

Angels Camp, CA…The Calaveras Community Foundation is seeking applicants for its 2022 competitive grant process. Any project submitted by a qualified applicant will be considered. A wide variety of projects is being sought, but because of new funding sources available this year, special emphasis will also be placed on applications addressing food scarcity, mental health […]

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