March 10, 2021—The overall stock market has been treading water for a few weeks, with the S&P 500 suffering modest setbacks of 3%–5% since the start of the year (and no pullback of 10% or more since the March 2020 crash). Overall market volatility has picked up with fits and starts but has averaged much less than in 2020.
March 10 — Over 400 companies went public in 2020, an all-time record, and the traditional IPO route is fading as the increasingly popular SPACs (special purpose acquisition companies) take center stage, offering investors and businesses the potential opportunity to more quickly access a pile of capital in the hope of becoming the next Amazon.
March 9, 2021—When you start to think about selling your business and retiring, it’s important for you to know what your company is worth. However, the current market value may be different from what you will need to maintain your desired lifestyle and meet your retirement goals over the long term. In today’s podcast, National Director of Advanced Financial Planning Brad Crockett explores the importance of personal financial planning before you sell your business.