How to Grow Your Business and Your Nest Egg at the Same Time

Many business owners face the same dilemma: What’s the proper balance of investing in your business and building your own personal nest egg?

3 Questions to Ask About Your Company Stock

Compensation isn’t always straight forward. When you reach a certain level of success, the way you are paid for your work gets more complicated. Even if you think you have it figured out, those complications could mean you’re missing important opportunities.

3 Investment Strategies for Tax Season

The 2016 tax season is almost over, but here are three strategies you can use that will pay off when Uncle Sam comes calling again. As always, consult a tax advisor for information specific to your situation.

State of Commercial Real Estate in Tennessee

Like most things in Tennessee, the commercial real estate market varies depending on which part of the state you call home. We asked four of Pinnacle’s commercial real estate experts from every corner of the state for their take on the status and future of commercial development in their cities.

Consumer Spending Growth Lifts Prospects

Growth in consumer spending, which has been very uneven over the last two years, has begun to stabilize and is expected to continue to grow. Read more in Mac Johnston's Investment Overview.

Brexit Presents New Risks

Many American investors don't see the risk implications of the Brexit vote on the U.S. economy. You can read about the effects of Brexit on the U.S. and get an outlook for the second half of 2016 in my latest Investment Overview.

Worries about China's Economy Lead to Weak Market Results

The markets became concerned over falling GDP growth in China in January. Because China is the second-largest trading partner of the U.S., any shock to the Chinese economy creates waves for the U.S. economy. For more information about how the markets fared in the first quarter and my outlook for the rest of 2016, read Mac Johnston's Investment Overview.

Poor Showing in 2015 Gives Way to Opportunities in 2016

Most investors would rather forget 2015, as diversification worked against them and resulted in negative returns. However, 2016 could be a good year for investors if the Fed moves slowly in raising interest rates and China has a soft landing. Read more and get an outlook for the year in Mac Johnston's latest Investment Overview.

U.S. Economy Needs Catalysts to Move Forward

A sell-off of stocks in the third quarter of 2015 was caused by fears of deflation as commodity prices lowered and fears that the Chinese economy was faltering. For the economy to grow at a higher rate, we need commodity prices to reverse and the Federal Open Market Committee to raise interest rates ahead of re-inflation. Read more and get an outlook for the economy in Mac Johnston's latest Investment Overview.

U.S. Economy Continues to Grow, But Risks Rise

The equity markets improved slightly in the first quarter of 2015, but were volatile as expected. Oil prices continued to find a bottom but have generally stabilized. The dollar has strengthened to the point that it became the most attractive currency in the world. Find out why a strong dollar hurts the economy and get an outlook for the economy in Mac Johnston's latest Investment Overview.

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