Monthly Archives: September 2016

Ep 9. – Strategic Planning: What is the Best Approach?

In this Lead. Learn. Thrive. podcast episode, Raffa’s Tom Adams spoke with Denice Hinden, President of Managance Consulting and Coaching and Rachael Gibson, Senior Consultant with Raffa P.C. as they discuss selecting an approach to strategic planning that adds the most value to … Continue reading

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The When, Why and How of Strategic Planning

By Tom Adams, Director, Succession and Sustainability Strategic planning gets mixed reviews from boards and executives. For some, there is a groan and a desire to avoid it as long as possible. For others, there is excitement and energy in … Continue reading

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NASDAQ Jumped Driven by Technology and Biotech Companies

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through September 17th US stocks gained over the week as investors reassessed the potential for a Fed rate hike in September. The S&P 500 rose 0.5% and the Dow gained 0.1%.  The NASDAQ jumped … Continue reading

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Raffa Wealth Management’s Answer to Rising Interest Rates

Janet Yellen recently made a highly anticipated speech at the Economic Policy Symposium where it was expected she would provide more clarity on the Fed’s future path on interest rates. She stated that, “in light of the continued solid performance … Continue reading

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August Jobs Report Missed Expectations

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through September 6th Markets rose over the week as the jobs data did provide additional support for a US rate hike in September. The S&P 500 and Dow both gained 0.5% for the week.  … Continue reading

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