• The Markets (as of market close March 24, 2017)

    Uncertainty over whether Congress would pass a new health-care law, coupled with the prospects of additional interest rate hikes later in the year, may have weighed on investors’ minds as stocks tumbled early last week. BWFA will look closely at… Read More

  • The Markets (as of market close March 3, 2017)

    Following President’s speech to Congress last Tuesday evening, stocks soared Wednesday before retreating Thursday and Friday while bond yields soared, possibly in response to Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s indication that interest rates are likely to be raised when the Committee next meets later this month. The price of… Read More

  • The Markets (as of market close February 27, 2017)

    Most of the benchmark indexes listed here rallied by the close of the market last Friday to finish ahead for the week. The Dow led the way by marking its 11th consecutive day of positive gains, followed by the S&P 500, which… Read More

  • The Markets (as of market close February 3, 2017)

    Stocks fell early last week, with the Dow dropping below 20000, while yields on long-term Treasuries receded as prices climbed with increased demand. However, news that the Fed was not raising interest rates this month, coupled with a favorable jobs… Read More

  • The Markets (as of market close January 27, 2017)

    The Markets (as of market close January 27, 2017)   The Dow reached 20000 for the first time ever as favorable earnings reports coupled with anticipated pro-business policies apparently spurred trading, although a relatively weak GDP report at week’s end may… Read More

  • BWFA’s President & CEO Featured in Business Montly

    Robert Carpenter, BWFA’s President & CEO, was featured in the January edition of  Business Monthly  discussing the 2017 forecast. Click here to read the full article.

  • The Markets (as of market close January 13, 2017)

    The Markets (as of market close January 13, 2017)   The past few weeks have seen the markets experience some volatility following several weeks of post-election gains. The Dow fell for the second time in the past three weeks, while the… Read More

  • Community Spotlight

    It’s The Chrysalis Have you noticed? there’s a metamorphosis going on in symphony woods. it’s the chrysalis, the first of a series of the inner arbor trust’s* functional art elements for the park. What has started to take shape is… Read More

  • Business Succesion Planning

    By Brian Macmillan  Managing Director  Mergers and Acquisitions When developing a succession plan for your business, you must make many decisions. Should you sell your business or give it away? Should you structure your plan to go into effect during… Read More

  • Tax Planning For the Self-Employed

    Self-employment is the opportunity to be your own boss, to come and go as you please, and oh yes, to establish a lifelong bond with your accountant. If you’re self-employed, you’ll need to pay your own FICA taxes and take… Read More