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The Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates by 0.75 percent

Published June 15, 2022 362 Views

The Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates by 0.75 percent

After Wednesday’s Federal Reserve meeting, officials announced that they would raise the federal funds target rate by three quarters of one percent, the largest increase since 1994. This displays their intention to get aggressive in tackling inflation, “signaling that its benchmark rate...

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Thoughts about the Recent Market Turmoil

Published June 7, 2022 557 Views

 

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What is going on with Inflation?

Published May 23, 2022 946 Views

As you may have noticed, inflation is here. In April, inflation was 8.3% compared to last year, slightly down from March, which was 8.5%, but still a four-decade high inflation rate. (1) The Federal Reserve believes that they have the resolve and ability to bring U.S. inflation down, but to what lev...

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What does a “Strong” Dollar mean for your wallet?

Published April 27, 2022 1522 Views

What does a “Strong” Dollar mean for your wallet?

Lately, the dollar has been rising in strength internationally. What is meant by a “strong” dollar, is that Dollars are more expensive to purchase in other currencies, for example: Euros, Yen, or Pounds. Recently, the price, or the exchange rate, of Euros has dropped to less than 1.08 Do...

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What do the increasing interest rates mean for your bottom line?

Published April 13, 2022 1885 Views

What do the increasing interest rates mean for your bottom line?

The news is filled with talks on “interest rates going up” and the Federal Reserve “raising rates,” because they are - but what does this actually mean for you? The Federal Reserve, the central banking system of US government and it is taking action to make it more expensive...

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January 2022 and Market Volatility

Published January 25, 2022 4494 Views

January 2022 and Market Volatility

It has been a challenging start to 2022 for the stock market. January is on pace for the worst month since the pandemic started in March of 2020. We have seen days with significant volatility and all three major indices on average down 10%. We wanted to take a moment to reflect on why this is happen...

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Thanksgiving Wishes

Published November 24, 2021 3839 Views

Thanksgiving Wishes – Brighton Securities would like to reach out to each of our clients, partners and members of the communities we serve and let each of you know how thankful and appreciative we are for your continued support which allows Brighton Securities to be what it is today. ...

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First Clearing - Enroll for Online Account Access

Published July 15, 2021 4541 Views

To enroll for online account access please follow the following steps. Depending on your browser and computer settings, it may be helpful to clear your cache and cookies for enrollment. Click Here To Create Your Account Select Sign Up from the Access Online login screen. Enter your accoun...

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Q1 2021 Newsletter

Published April 1, 2021 6707 Views

Q1 2021 Newsletter

Happy Spring! We have moved our clocks ahead, the days are getting longer, the weather is feeling warmer, and the vaccine rollout is continuing. It is hard to believe the pandemic has been in full effect for a year. Thankfully, the light at the end of the tunnel seems to be coming closer. We appreci...

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The Pandemic Ignited a Housing Boom—but It’s Different from the Last One. Two perspectives on the current state of the residential housing market.

Published March 24, 2021 6193 Views

We recently came across a relevant article from the Wall Street Journal on the current state of residential housing in the US. We included it here and wanted to give you our thoughts, commentary, and perspective on the market as we see it. Anthony Lamacchia, a broker and owner of a real-estate co...

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