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Nov 23, 2020

Tesla Joins the S&P 500 Index – The Impact

The addition of Tesla into the S&P 500 Index has been S&P's most controversial decision in recent...

Nov 16, 2020

Dow Jones: 30,000 Points?

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Nov 15, 2020

Ask Bedel

Welcome to #AskBedel, a weekly personal-wealth Q&A where you can ask financial planning and...

Nov 9, 2020

Oh, Yuck! It’s Open Enrollment Time!

Open enrollment doesn't need to make you anxious! Review the different options available and to...

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Aug 10, 2020

Construction Fever

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Jul 20, 2020

The Budget Bride: Weddings Under $10k

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Apr 20, 2020

COVID-19: Impact on Student Loans & 529 Plans

Many students have financial decisions to make due to the COVID-19 pandemic. How does the CARES...

Feb 24, 2020

5 Things to Know Before You Open a Roth IRA

Saving for retirement outside of a company-sponsored retirement plan—such as a 401(k)—might be...

BEDEL BAROMETER

Last updated November 2020

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What's this?

The Bedel Barometer was developed in 2009 to provide a measure of the overall health of the U.S. economy. To do this, we identified 7 key areas that have historically been strong indicators as to the strength of our economy. Using a score of either positive, negative or neutral, we assign a value to each of these and are able to combine the results and reflect the overall measure that you see today.

How each indicator stacks up today

The Bedel Barometer offers a comprehensive measure of the overall health of the U.S. economy.

BEDEL FINANCIAL GROWTH BY CLIENT INVESTMENT ASSETS

(DISCRETIONARY ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT)

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