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Jayne Di Vincenzo, AIF ®, CEP ®
 President of Lions Bridge Financial Advisors

 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Getting a divorce is a stressful time for all involved, whether you want the divorce or you don’t. If the divorce is inevitable, it’s understandable to want to get it over with as quickly as possible. But you can hurt...

 

Monday, December 2, 2019

The Week on Wall Street As November wrapped up, U.S. equity benchmarks advanced. Stocks were again aided by a sense of optimism that a preliminary U.S.-China trade deal could be near. For the week, the Nasdaq Composite added 1.87%;...

 

Monday, November 25, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks declined last week as mixed signals emerged about the progress of U.S.-China trade negotiations. The three major Wall Street benchmarks all took weekly losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0...

 

Monday, November 18, 2019

The Week on Wall StreetStock benchmarks were little changed for much of last week, but a rally occurred Friday after news broke that the U.S. and China could be closing in on the first phase of a new trade pact. At Friday's close, the...

 

Monday, November 11, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Domestic and international stocks rose last week. Risk appetite outweighed concerns about the state of U.S.-China trade discussions. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq Composite, S&P 500, and MSCI EAFE...

 

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Monday, November 4, 2019

The Week on Wall Street A better-than-forecast jobs report prompted a stock market rally Friday, two days after traders witnessed another interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve. Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite ended the week...

 

Monday, October 28, 2019

The Week on Wall Street The S&P 500 came within 0.1% of a record close Friday. Stocks were lifted last week by positive news on U.S.-China trade negotiations, plus earnings announcements. The Nasdaq Composite posted the largest weekly...

 

Monday, October 28, 2019

One of the rare gifts we have in the tax code is the ROTH IRA. However, you and your family may not be using ROTHs to the fullest advantage. What’s so great about a ROTH IRA or ROTH 401(k)? Mainly that ROTH money grows tax-free,...

 

Monday, October 21, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Earnings helped give the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 a slight lift last week, offsetting investor disappointment over the small scope of the preliminary U.S.-China trade deal reached on October 11. Blue chips...

 

Monday, October 14, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stock prices pushed higher last week, as investors remained hyper-focused on any new developments with the U.S. trade negotiations with China. The Dow Jones Industrial Average picked up 0.91%, while the...

 

Monday, October 7, 2019

The Week on Wall Street The fourth quarter started with a mixed week for equities. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.92% for the week; the S&P 500, 0.33%. In contrast, the Nasdaq Composite improved 0.54%. Overseas stocks pulled...

 

Monday, September 30, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks retreated last week. Traders worried that the formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump might distract White House officials from their pursuit of a trade deal with China, and shift the focus...

 

Monday, September 23, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Investors reacted to two major news items last week, one far more of a surprise than the other. The Federal Reserve did indeed make a rate cut, matching Wall Street expectations. Drone strikes on two of the...

 

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks edged toward all-time peaks during a relatively calm week marked by easing trade tensions. Friday marked the eighth straight daily advance for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.[1] Small-cap shares, as...

 

Monday, September 9, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks rose last week, with help from two developments: the announcement of further U.S.-China trade talks as well as August hiring and manufacturing numbers that seemed to bolster the argument for a rate cut...

 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Fears of an impasse in the U.S.-China trade dispute lessened last week. While additional U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports were scheduled to take effect on September 1, China's government communicated that it...

 

Monday, August 26, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Traders assumed that the week's biggest news event would be Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's speech at the annual Jackson Hole banking conference. Instead, China seized the headlines by announcing new...

 

Monday, August 19, 2019

The Week on Wall Street U.S. stock indices saw significant ups and downs last week, with traders looking for economic cues from Treasury yields and also developments in the tariff fight between the U.S. and China. The S&P 500 lost 1...

 

Monday, August 12, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks spent much of last week rebounding from a Monday drop that reflected nervousness about the U.S.-China trade fight. By Thursday's closing bell, the S&P 500 had regained all its Monday losses - but it...

 

Monday, August 5, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Last week, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, in line with Wall Street's expectations. Ironically, stocks had their worst week of 2019. The S&P 500 finished the...

 

Monday, July 29, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Last week, investors assessed earnings and the initial estimate of second-quarter economic growth, while awaiting the Federal Reserve's next announcement about interest rates. Stocks rose for the week;...

 

Monday, July 22, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stock benchmarks retreated during the first week of the second-quarter earnings season. As some big names shared quarterly results, investors seemed more interested in what might happen at the Federal Reserve's...

 

Monday, July 15, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Friday, the S&P 500 settled above 3,000 for the first time, after rising 0.78% for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average chalked up a milestone of its own: the blue chips ended the week above 27,000,...

 

Monday, July 8, 2019

The Week on Wall Street U.S. stock benchmarks opened a new quarter positively. The S&P 500 gained 1.65% in the opening week of July; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 1.21%; the Nasdaq Composite, 1.94%. Overseas, stocks in developed...

 

Monday, July 1, 2019

The Week on Wall Street A month of gains for stocks ended with a weekly retreat. The S&P 500 lost 0.30%; the Nasdaq Composite, 0.32%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 0.45%. In contrast, overseas shares, tracked by the MSCI EAFE...

 

Monday, June 24, 2019

The Week on Wall Street The S&P 500 hit an all-time peak of 2,964.03, in intraday trading Friday, while improving 2.20% across five market days. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq Composite posted respective, 5-day advances...

 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Lee Lehmkuhler, Research and Trading Specialist at Lions Bridge Financial Advisors, offers our economic and market update for June 2019.

 

Monday, June 17, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks advanced for a second straight week. The S&P 500 benchmark rose 0.47%; the Nasdaq Composite, 0.70%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 0.41%. Overseas shares, as tracked by the MSCI EAFE developed markets...

 

Monday, June 10, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks rallied during a week in which Wall Street was buffeted by headlines. The S&P 500 rose 4.41%. The Nasdaq Composite and Dow Jones Industrial Average respectively added 3.88% and 4.71%. The MSCI EAFE index...

 

Monday, June 3, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks struggled during a 4-day market week as the U.S.-China trade standoff continued to weigh on the minds of market participants. From the Friday, May 24 close to the Friday, May 31 close, the S&P 500...

 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Week on Wall StreetStocks drifted lower last week as investors considered the possibility that the world's two largest economies might take some time to resolve key trade issues. The S&P 500 retreated 1.17%; the Nasdaq Composite,...

 

Monday, May 20, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks fell sharply at the start of last week over trade tensions, then recovered with help from strong earnings and indications that U.S.-China trade talks would continue. Even so, the major indices had a down...

 

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Week on Wall Street As we noted recently, Wall Street has a wandering eye. Last week, it focused on the new tariff threats in the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute. Stocks fell across five trading sessions: the Dow Jones Industrial...

 

Monday, May 6, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks were up and down last week, and the three major benchmarks ended up little changed after five trading days. The S&P 500 rose 0.20% for the week; the Nasdaq Composite, 0.22%. The Dow Jones Industrial...

 

Monday, April 29, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks returned to record territory, with both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite closing at historic highs. The S&P gained 1.20% for the week; the Nasdaq, 1.85%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged,...

 

Monday, April 22, 2019

The Week on Wall Street A short and relatively placid trading week wrapped up Thursday, with the major indices turning in mixed performances. The S&P 500 retreated 0.08%, the Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.17%, and the Dow Jones...

 

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks broke out of a narrow range on Friday following news that two major banks grew their bottom line in the first quarter. For the week, the S&P 500 rose 0.79%; the Nasdaq Composite, 0.91%. The Dow Jones...

 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Chief benefits of 529 plans are tax-deferred growth and tax-free withdrawals when savings are used for qualified education expenses. Anyone can open a plan (the minimum initial contribution in Virginia is $25) and you can save for anyone: a

 

Monday, April 8, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks just posted their second straight weekly gain. Investors were encouraged by the latest jobs report and new signs of progress on a U.S.-China trade deal. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 1.17% in...

 

Monday, April 1, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks ended last week higher as volatility slowed, completing their best quarter since 2009. A Friday tweet from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin encouraged investors, referring to "constructive" discussions...

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Getting a divorce is stressful and we often want to get it over with. You can hurt yourself financially—and permanently— if you rush through an agreement without giving careful thought to several financial considerations....

 

Monday, March 25, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Friday, the yield of the 3-month Treasury bill exceeded the yield of the 10-year Treasury note for the first time in 12 years. For some analysts, this "inverted yield curve" may imply a short-term lessening of...

 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Dealing with the death of a loved one is already incredibly difficult. It is then compounded by the added responsibility of closing out their financial affairs if you are the surviving spouse, child or executor. When so much is in...

 

Monday, March 18, 2019

The Week on Wall Street The big story last week was the sudden grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 passenger jets in dozens of countries. The financial effects of this ban could potentially impact the airline industry and segments of...

 

Monday, March 11, 2019

The Week on Wall Street As in February, investors spent most of the first full trading week of March hoping for new details in U.S.-China trade negotiations. While they waited, stock benchmarks drifted downward. From Monday's open to...

 

Monday, March 4, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks lost a little ground as February gave way to March. While domestic and overseas political developments made headlines, the market stayed relatively calm: from Monday's open through Friday's close, the...

 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Jayne Di Vincenzo, AIF ®, CEP ® President, Lions Bridge Financial Advisors Would you purchase a lottery ticket with a 70% chance of winning? Most would. A whopping 70% of people turning 65 can expect to use some form of long...

 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

By Jayne Di Vincenzo AIF ®, CEP ®, President, Lions Bridge Financial Advisors If you opt to retire in your 50s or early 60s for any reason—taking a buyout, selling a business you’ve started, to pursue volunteer work...

 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

College Will Cost More Than You Think, Here are Some Strategies for Paying Your College Bill Jayne W. Di Vincenzo, AIF®, CEP ® President, Lions Bridge Financial Advisors You may be considering the cost of college and wondering...

 

Friday, January 4, 2019

Planning Your Retirement and Future Health Care is a Gift to You and Your Family By: Jayne Di Vincenzo AIF ®, CEP ®, PresidentLions Bridge Financial Advisors I advise clients to understand and take charge of their finances...

 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Lions Bridge Financial Advisors Receives 2018 Community Impact Award, Coastal Virginia Magazine. Jayne Di Vincenzo, Accredited Investment Fiduciary 757-599-9111 Offices in Newport News | Williamsburg | Virginia Beach.

 

Friday, December 21, 2018

A Broke Former NFL Player Who Became a Successful Businessman offers Great Advice By Jayne Di Vincenzo AIF ®, CEP ®, President LIONS BRIDGE FINANCIAL ADVISORS Mario Henry was a broke college kid in the spring of 1994, when he...

 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Charitable Giving Is Easier than You Think In An Estate Plan- And Offers Nice Tax Breaks Many of you reading this are involved in our community by giving of your time, talents and often money, yet too few realize that it is not all...

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Lions Bridge Financial Advisors is proud to announce the expansion to Williamsburg with a third client office location (already in Newport News and Virginia Beach).The new location strengthens the Lions Bridge Financial Advisors...

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Lions Bridge Financial Advisors is proud to announce and welcome Lee Lehmkuhler as the Research and Trading Manager. Lee will oversee portfolio reviews, investment selection and rebalancing for all investment accounts. Lee has had...

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Lions Bridge Financial Advisors is proud to announce and welcome Krystal D. Searcy as Marketing Manager.Krystal brings over a decade of experience to her role, most recently marketing for her own firm, and earlier in her career with...

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Lions Bridge Financial Advisors is proud to announce and welcome Robert “Bob” L. Bailey, CFP® as Public Relations Manager.Bob enjoyed a successful 30-plus-year community banking career on the Peninsula, which included...

 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Meredith H. Maust, Esq. More than ever, unwed couples are making the decision to move in together. On its face, cohabitation looks like a simpler, less encumbered lifestyle for those who wish to avoid the formalities of marriage and...

 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Jayne W. Di Vincenzo, AIF®, CEP ® President, Lions Bridge Financial Advisors You may be considering the cost of college and wondering how you and your child will ever pay for it. And, unfortunately, most parents underestimate...

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Presenting the LPL Research Midyear Outlook 2018: The Plot Thickens, packed with investment insights and market analysis to guide you through all the action we may see in the year ahead. When we as investors began 2018, we were tuned...

 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Jayne Di Vincenzo, AIF ®, CEP ®, Lions Bridge Financial Advisors With guest contributors: Coach Bill Cumpston and Robert “Bob” Bailey, former Pittsburgh Pirates baseball draftee You know when you see a high school...

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

High School Football Players Announced The Lions Bridge Top 100 Football Players list for Virginia has been announced, with each player earning an invitation to apply for the 2019 LBFA College Scholarship and each receiving Top 100...

 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Jayne W. Di Vincenzo AIF ®, CEP ®, President, Lions Bridge Financial Advisors Anyone who doubts the popularity of college football need only consider the size of the nation’s largest football stadiums. The 15 largest...

 

Monday, January 8, 2018

A Broke Former NFL Player Who Became a Successful Businessman offers Great Advice By Jayne Di Vincenzo AIF ®, CEP ®, President LIONS BRIDGE FINANCIAL ADVISORS Mario Henry was a broke college kid in the spring of 1994, when he...

 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Are You Really Ready for Retirement? Jayne Di Vincenzo AIF ®, CEP ®, President of Lions Bridge Financial Advisors There’s a canyon-sized gap in understanding of the thought and detailed planning that should go into...

 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Follow the money – to college football Jayne Di Vincenzo, AIF ®, CEP ®, President Lions Bridge Financial Advisors Inc. Most people know the most likely athletic scholarship that any student athlete is likely to get is for...

 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jayne Di Vincenzo 757-599-9111 Jayne@LionsBridgeFA.com Jayne W. Di Vincenzo, President of Lions Bridge Financial Advisors, Recognized by LPL Financial as a Top Financial Advisor Newport News, VA —...

 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Division 3 Athletes Can Get Scholarship Money – and Can Play Pro Sports By Jayne Di Vincenzo AIF ®, CEP ® President and CEO of Lions Bridge Financial Advisors, Inc. Editor’s Note: This is one of many articles Lions...

 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Focus on your money as well as on your sport "…by the time they have been retired for two years, 78 percent of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress; within five years of retirement, an estimated 60...

 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Identity theft used to be one of those things that only happened to other people. Maybe we assumed the victims were careless or negligent and deserved what they got. But these days a lot of us know someone who has an identity theft...

 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

If you opt to retire in your 50s or early 60s for any reason—taking a buyout, selling a business you’ve started, to pursue volunteer work or move into a part-time position, there are several important things to consider...

 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

About 10 percent of all children have been the victims of identity theft. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. To identity thieves, a child’s Social Security number represents a blank slate, and it’s a slate that parents...