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Charles Stephen Financial Fifteen Video Archive

Mar 30, 2021

April 5, 2021

After a brief overview of the markets, Jonathan Stoner explains the origins of the recent spike in the cost of lumber and how that is affecting home building and the larger economy.


April 1, 2021

Our founder Steve Ciepiela shows how a more complete picture of the market requires knowledge of the history and distinctions of all the stock market indexes — the Dow, S&P, NASDQ, and Steve’s personal favorite, the lesser-known Russell 2000, comprised of smaller capitalized U.S. companies.


March 29, 2021

Charles Stephen partner Kelly Famiglietta explains inflation: what it is and how it can positively or negatively affect certain parts of a portfolio. But, even with all the media coverage in the last week about inflation fears, Kelly takes the long view and shows how the current climate compares with the historic and harmful spikes of the past 50 years.


March 25, 2021

Adam Ciepiela discusses how, despite the economy suffering disruptions from Covid-19, GDP in the fourth quarter of 2020 was up over 4%. Travel-related stocks are up, from Boeing to hotel chains, in anticipation of vaccinated Americans gearing up for summer travel. The Fed signaled that it’s going to slow down its efforts to spur this healthy economy, while a ship blocking the Suez Canal reminds us of the fragility of global supply chains.


March 22, 2021

Jonathan Stoner discusses how Covid stimulus payments may affect individual tax returns this year. While the filing deadline has been extended, Jonathan urges our clients to make sure to adhere to payment deadlines and state filing dates which may not be extended. Jonathan also talks about the Federal Reserve’s response to the recent 6% growth in GDP.


March 18, 2021

Charles Stephen founder Steve Ciepiela talks about how the jump in 10-year Treasury bonds had a negative effect on growth stocks in the tech and energy sectors this week. Steve also points to the rising manufacturing index (highest since 1973) as another indication of a possible post-Covid boom many economists are predicting.


March 11, 2021

The volatile stock market continues to dominate the financial news, along with the forthcoming Covid stimulus bill. Adam Ciepiela discusses all this along with an article in The New York Times about wealth, longevity, and a life of purpose.


March 8, 2021

Charles Stephen partner Kelly Famiglietta reviews the economic impacts of the Covid stimulus bill being signed into law this week, and speaks with two special guests in honor of International Women’s Day.


March 4, 2021

Charles Stephen founder Steve Ciepiela discusses a “wow” day on Wall Street, where, despite seven other sectors being up, the heavily weighted tech sector brought the markets down. The Fed chairman addresses signs of inflation, indicating the beginning of a post-Covid boom.


March 1, 2021 

Adam Ciepiela discusses big jumps in the Dow and NASDQ, and how developments in the federal stimulus package and advances in the COVID vaccine might affect the economy. Adam also gives a heads-up on tax documents for clients of Charles Stephen.


February 25, 2021

In this episode, Adam Ciepiela talks about the interplay between the spike in bond yields and their value on paper as reflected in your portfolio. Also, what’s driving the sell-off in tech stocks?