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Welcome to the blog of Azalea Wealth Partners! Here we share selected weekly insights on some of the things we're paying attention to in the financial markets and the economy as we work on behalf of you and your financial goals. Get in touch with us with any questions or concerns. 

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Corporate earnings season has begun, and the results are turning heads on Wall Street. Of the 120 companies in the S&P 500 index that reported numbers as of Friday, July 23, 89% of them beat the Street’s earnings-per-share...

Thursday, July 22, 2021

The news keeps getting better for Social Security recipients. It's now projected that benefits will increase 6.1% in 2022, up from the 4.7% forecast just two months ago. That would be the most significant increase since 1983.1,2...

Thursday, July 15, 2021

On July 6, oil prices reached a six-year high of $76.98 a barrel. This benchmark came as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies failed to reach an agreement regarding an increase in production.1 This...

Thursday, July 8, 2021

With June officially behind us, we’re headed toward the second half of 2021. Now can be a good time to slow down and check up on your financial well-being. Here are a few suggestions: Review your budget: Your spending habits...

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

The real rate of return is an important personal finance concept to understand. It’s the rate of return on your investments after inflation. The real rate of return indicates whether you are gaining or losing purchasing power...

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Monday, July 5, 2021

Recently gasoline prices hit their highest since 2014.1 With the Colonial Pipeline outage in the rear-view mirror and an ever-increasing number of adults vaccinated, formerly cooped-up motorists have made the most of what America has...

Friday, July 2, 2021

Consumer prices are rising amidst economic recovery. In fact, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.8% in April 2021, jumping by a greater-than-expected 4.2% year-over-year.1 With upward trending prices, an important question arises -...

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Recently, you may have seen reports that a record-low number of homes are available for sale—roughly 1.03 million nationwide. If you compare that to the average number of homes for sale during the past 10 years, it's no surprise...

Thursday, June 24, 2021

There’s an old Wall Street maxim that says, “markets climb a wall of worry.” And these days, there’s plenty to be concerned about with the trend in long-term interest rates. The 10-year Treasury yield in recent...