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Axiom | Vol 311

1 | Week In ReviewMarkets Down - Is A Bottom In Sight?The Fed continues to try to play catch up as the markets tumble, but some sectors have been deeply in bear territory for a while. Is a bottom in sight? Annex Wealth Management's Dave Spano & Derek Felske...

Axiom | Vol 310

WATCH PAST WEBINARWatch Past Webinar | Understand Your WRS Pension PotentialDo you have questions about the State of Wisconsin Pension program and what it means to your retirement plan? If you participate in the State of Wisconsin Pension program, you may have...

Axiom | Vol 309

1 | Week In ReviewConsumer Confidence, Atlanta Fed GDP Report, Microsoft News, & Friday’s Jobs NumberAnnex Wealth Management's Todd Voit discusses the better-than-expected Consumer Confidence and ISM Manufacturing reports, as well as the Atlanta Fed's GDP report,...

Axiom | Vol 307

1 | Week In ReviewMarkets Rally To Avoid Bear Territory - Is A Recession Imminent, Or Not?After the S&P prepared to announce the end of a bull market and the beginning of a bear, indexes rebounded to positive gains for the day. What does terrible sentiment and...

Axiom | Vol 306

1 | Week In ReviewFed Wrestles With Credibility As Inflation Digs InAs some markets approached bear territory, the Fed forecasted more rate hikes. Some analysts believe they're playing "catch-up" after too-generous policies. Annex Wealth Management's Dave Spano and...

Axiom | Vol 305

1 | Week In ReviewMarkets Try To Decide If The Fed Can Be TrustedWhile many factors - from political to global to financial - play a part in creating our current financial circumstance, the financial markets seem to be questioning whether the Fed is the source or the...

Axiom | Vol 304

1 | Week In ReviewGDP Goes Negative As Inflation Takes Its TollCorporate earnings rose - and the nominal GDP increased. But when calculated including inflation, GDP was down in Q1, and recent FAANG earnings led the markets downwards. Annex Wealth Management's Dave...

Axiom | Vol 303

FeaturedAnnex Wealth Management Sponsors 50th Annual Lombardi Golf ClassicThe VLCF Golf Classic raises money for organizations that will help prevent cancer, provide the best care to those fighting it and find a cure in the true Lombardi spirit of excellence. If...

Axiom | Vol 301

1 | Week In ReviewHow Long Will Inflation Stay This Hot?Will we ever see inflation return to the low numbers we saw just a few years ago? How long can it run this hot? Annex Wealth Management's Mark Beck and Derek Felske discuss.2 | PollMoney Questions To Ask Your...

Axiom | Vol 300

1 | Week In ReviewWill Inflation Continue At This Pace Through 2022?The Fed's dual mandate is full employment and fending off inflation. Friday's job report indicates what some consider to be full employment - how will the Fed react to inflation rates - and will they...

Axiom | Vol 299

1 | Week In ReviewMarkets Rally Despite Continued Russian TensionThe S&P is up 100% from March 2020 lows, and despite continued Russian/Ukranian tension, the markets rallied this week. What is attracting investors, and what could cause a downturn? Annex Wealth...

Axiom | Vol 298

Annex Wealth Management's Podcast Series:Moving In Retirement: Episode 4 You’re Moving. Now What?The past three episodes, we’ve discussed what to consider before moving – now Annex Wealth Management’s Tom Parks and Deanne Phillips discuss what to consider after you’ve...

Axiom | Vol 297

1 | Week In ReviewCPI Jumps Higher – Will Investors Stay In The Markets?CPI jumped higher this week, and analysts expect PPI to make another big increase. What does this level of inflation mean for the markets, and are investors seeing a buying opportunity or a reason...

Axiom | Vol 296

1 | Week In ReviewSour Sentiment May Be Ignoring The FundamentalsA decent jobs report and sound fundamentals didn't buoy investor sentiment as the fear and greed index dove. What's next for the global economy? Annex Wealth Management's Dave Spano and Derek Felske...

Axiom | Vol 295

1 | Week In ReviewWhy Did Markets & Bonds Close The Week Up As War Continues?Both the markets and the 10 Year Treasury closed the week up - despite the graphic images of war in Ukraine. Why is the economy reacting in this fashion, and is a recession imminent?...

Axiom | Vol 294

1 | Week In ReviewHow Will The Fed React To Inflation?With geopolitical unrest threatening and inflation at 40-year highs, the markets and many analysts wait to see how the Fed will react. The Fed acknowledges it hasn't moved as responsively as it might have; but will...

Axiom | Vol 293

Annex Wealth Management's Limited Video Series:Moving In Retirement: Episode 3 What Should You Research?In this episode of “Moving In Retirement,” Annex Wealth Management’s Tom Parks and Deanne Phillips discuss residency vs. domicile, the necessity of undomiciling,...

Axiom | Vol 292

Annex Wealth Management's Podcast Series:Moving In Retirement: Episode 2 What Do You Want?What you want out of retirement might be more of an impulse or a reaction than a plan. It’s time to ask yourself – and those who will be spending retirement with you – questions...

Axiom | Vol 291

Introducing Annex Wealth Management's Podcast Series:Moving In Retirement: Episode 1 Who Will You Be?Practically everyone considering moving in retirement jumps to detailed areas like domicile and taxes. Who you will be in retirement is a critical consideration so you...

Axiom | Vol 290

1 | Week In ReviewIs The Economy Flagging - Or Is This A Huge Rotation?With the NASDAQ down in correction territory, many experts are debating what's driving volatility - a flagging economy, high interest rates, or some other force. Some believe the markets are simply...

Axiom | Vol 289

1 | Week In ReviewHow Long Will Inflation Stay at 40-Year Highs?CPI and PPI hit numbers we haven't seen in 40 years. How long will inflation stick around - and has GDP been affected? Annex Wealth Management's Dave Spano and Derek Felske discuss.2 | Poll RecapDo You...

Axiom | Vol 288

1 | Week In ReviewJobs Report May Not Have Been So DismalThe recent jobs report grabbed headlines by missing estimates, but some experts noted that unemployment is at a near-50 year low. The economy is slowing, but still expanding - how will the Fed react. Annex...

Axiom | Vol 287

In this special Axiom, we revisit some of your favorite insights from 2021. Happy New Year!In 2021, nearly all of the most-clicked Week In Reviews featured this hot topic: inflation. Although labeled ‘transitory’ for months, inflation is still hot. What’s the future...

Axiom | Vol 285

Axiom | Vol 285Small Caps Rise As Fed Announces An Accelerated Taper Meet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: Ryan Van Blarcom, MBAMy name is Ryan Van Blarcom, and I’m an Associate Wealth Manager for our Annex Ignite...

Axiom | Vol 284

Axiom | Vol 284Inflation Up Again - But The Markets Saw It Coming Featured: Annex Wealth Management’s President & CEO Dave Spano, CFP® Again Named To Milwaukee-Area Power BrokersAnnex Wealth Management’s...

Axiom | Vol 283

Axiom | Vol 283Economy Still Humming As The Fed Begins To Address Inflation Meet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: Steve DryerI’m Steve Dryer, Annex Wealth Management’s Managing Director of Operations. I believe I have...

Axiom | Vol 281

Axiom | Vol 281NASDAQ Hits Record High – But Inflation Likely Will Be Sticky Meet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: Amy Kiiskila, JD, CFP®, CPA, CLU®Hi! I’m Amy Kiiskila, a Wealth Manager here at Annex. Over the past 25...

Axiom | Vol 280

Axiom | Vol 280A Good Earnings Season, Inflation And Consumer Sentiment, And Moves By The Fed Meet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: Jeff Stanich, CFP®I am Jeff Stanich, CFP®, Wealth Manager for Annex Wealth Management...

Axiom | Vol 279

Axiom | Vol 279Excellent Jobs Report Encourages Markets Meet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: Mark Strey, CFP®, CMFC®I’m Mark Strey, a Wealth Manager, CFP®, on the Annex Wealth Management team. In addition to meeting...

Axiom | Vol 278

Axiom | Vol 278Markets Finish Off Another Great Month As Inflation Rises Meet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: Nikki TrudellI’m Nikki Trudell, and I am a Client Service Manager at Annex Wealth Management.  My role...

Axiom | Vol 277

Axiom | Vol 277Fed Moves From Defining Inflation As "Transitory"Meet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: Brandon Arps, CFP®I’m Brandon Arps, a Wealth Manager at Annex.  I meet with individuals and families that are both...

Axiom | Vol 276

Axiom | Vol 276Inflation And The Global Supply ChainMeet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: Jackie SklenarHello! I’m Jackie Sklenar. I have worked in the financial industry for over 30 years and thoroughly enjoy working...

Axiom | Vol 275

Axiom | Vol 275Low Jobs Number Puzzles Some Analysts As Earnings Season LoomsMeet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: Rick Kula, CFP®I’m Rick Kula, one of the Wealth Managers and CFP® professionals with Annex Wealth...

Axiom | Vol 274

Axiom | Vol 274Rough September Still Finds US Markets Ahead Of InternationalsMeet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: Mark BeckI’m Mark Beck, Managing Director of Wealth Management Services and host of The Annex Wealth...

Axiom | Vol 273

Axiom | Vol 273Analysts Change Forecasts As Inflation Appears Less TransitoryMeet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: Joseph Maller, CPAI’m Joseph Maller, Director of Tax with Annex Tax Services. The tax services team...

Axiom | Vol 272

Axiom | Vol 272What are factors that affect inflation? What are some signs I should look for to anticipate inflation? | Quadruple Witching Caps 2 Down Weeks - But Markets Show Signs Of LifeMeet The Axiom®'s Guest...

Axiom | Vol 271

Axiom | Vol 271How Transitory Is Inflation?Meet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: Suzy Lopez, CFP®I’m Suzy Lopez, a Wealth Manager at Annex and I meet with Annex clients to review their investments and financial plan...

Axiom | Vol 270

Axiom | Vol 270August Markets Positive While Fed Likely Delays TaperingMeet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: Derek V.W. Felske, CFA®Hello, I’m Derek Felske, Chief Investment Officer at Annex Wealth Management.  I’m...

Axiom | Vol 269

Axiom | Vol 269Powell’s Dovish Comments Help Make The Case For EquitiesMeet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: Tom Berkholtz, CFP®My name is Tom Berkholtz, and I am a Financial Planning Specialist at Annex Wealth...

Axiom | Vol 268

Axiom | Vol 268World Events, Stocks Showing Volatility, & Delta Are Top Of MindMeet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: David G. Batten, CFP®, CIMA®, CRPS®I’m David Batten, one of the Wealth Managers here at Annex...

Axiom | Vol 267

Axiom | Vol 267Stellar Financial Climate Causes Some To Increase Year-End TargetsMeet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: Mike VenturiniHi! My name is Mike Venturini. I’m part of the team here at Annex. My role as Wealth...

Axiom | Vol 266

Axiom | Vol 266Fear & Greed Still Leans Fear As Markets Continue Climb | August Is National Make A Will MonthMeet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: Bryan Fiore, CRPC®, CSRIC™I am Bryan Fiore, Wealth Manager and...

Axiom | Vol 265

Axiom | Vol 265Market Reacts To Delta VariantMeet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: Trevor NargisHi, I’m Trevor Nargis and I’m on Annex’s Investment Management Team. I’m involved with the day-to-day management and...

Axiom | Vol 264

Axiom | Vol 264Growth Of FAANG Stocks Helps Mask Some Selling ActivityMeet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: Cathy LangeHi, I’m Cathy Lange, a Compliance Specialist at Annex Wealth Management. My role involves reviewing...

Axiom | Vol 263

Axiom | Vol 263Markets Stay Hot As 10 Year DropsMeet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: Jason Ganiere, CFP®Hello, I’m Jason Ganiere, a Wealth Manager at Annex Wealth Management. I have been with Annex since 2013 and...

Axiom | Vol 262

Axiom | Vol 262Happy Birthday, America. This One's For You. | Are You Participating In The 4th Of July Weekend "Revenge Travel" Madness?On a day so often filled with parties, fireworks, and sweet treats, it can...

Axiom | Vol 261

Axiom | Vol 261Does The Bond Market Believe Our Current Economic Conditions Will Persist?Meet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: Brandon Lehman, CFP®I’m Brandon Lehman, Annex Wealth Management's Director of Branch...

Axiom | Vol 260

Axiom | Vol 260Happy Father's Day! | FOMC Governors Note Inflation Rising - But Are Markets Overreacting?Meet The Axiom®'s Guest Editor: Keith Butler, JDI’m Keith Butler, a Wealth Manager at Annex Wealth...