Upcoming Events

Clients and friends were invited to my first ever Apprecation Event, held at Frist Energy Park on Labor Day weekend 2015. We enjoyed a delicious dinner, a ball game and fireworks. Such a good time celebrating with some of my favorite people! 

 

 

Great speakers make great meetings. Looking for an exciting, dynamic and informatve speaker for your next meeting or event? I can host presentaions and interactive discussions on a variety of topics – information that your members and guests will truly value, presented in an informal, fun and entertaining way.

Recent presentations include

 

  • "Legacy of a Lifetime – College 529 Plans" – Lunch A Little, Learn A Lot Business Networking Group -  9/9/14
  • “If you Think You’re Avoiding Risk, You Might Be Risking Everything” – Eggs and Opportunities Breakfast Club 4/3/14  and 4th Thursday Business Networking Group -4/24/14
  • "Make a Lasting Impact - 529 Benefits for Grandparents" Jewish War Veterans - 1/23/13
  • "The In's and Out's of IRA's" - Lunch a Little, Learn a Lot Business Networking Group - 4/10/12
  • "Women, Money and Power Workshop" available upon request

 

To schedule your meeting or workshop, contact me using the envelope icon below or phone 732-506-7957.

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Jennifer Blake Karaczen

NEXT Financial Group, Inc.
63 West Main Street, Suite O
Freehold, NJ 07728
ph: 732.506.7957
Jennifer.Karaczun@Nextrep.com

Latest News

Financial and Economic Brief - June 20, 2017

• Home Construction Slowing - According to the U.S. Commerce Department, housing starts fell 5.5% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million units.

• Foreign Stock Funds on the Rise - The most popular category of foreign stock funds returned an average of 14.9% this year and funds that focus on stocks from China and other emerging markets have returned 18.1%.

• Oil Prices Steady, For Now - Oil prices have steadied, after rising production in the U.S., Libya and Nigeria over the past month, which has “taken the edge off” an OPEC-led initiative to cut production.

Financial and Economic Brief - June 13, 2017

• Wholesale Inventories Slip - According to the U.S. Commerce Department, wholesale inventories dropped 0.5% in April.

• Gymboree Files for Bankruptcy - Gymboree, a children's clothing retailer, announced it reached an agreement with lenders that will allow it to stay open as it begins a restructuring process.

• Tech Stocks Fall - Technology stocks fell across Europe and Asia, and were set to fall again on Wall Street after the worst day for Apple (AAPL.O) shares in over a year.

Financial and Economic Brief - June 6, 2017

• May Jobs Numbers Lower Than Expected - Overall, there was “weak hiring and sluggish wage growth” in May. There were 138,000 jobs added, and average hourly wages rose just 2.5% on an annual basis.

• Yuan Rises Against Dollar - The yuan rose 0.5% against the dollar on Thursday, bringing its progress in the past four trading days to 1.2%.

• New Factory Orders Drop - According to the Commerce Department, new orders fell in April for the first time in five months.

Financial and Economic Brief - May 30, 2017

• Aggressive Rate Hikes to Come? - According to Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan, there may be a “fairly aggressive path of rate hikes coupled with reductions in the central bank's balance sheet” for the rest of 2017.

• May Jobs Report Due This Week - Several economic reports are due this week with particular focus on the May employment report, which will show whether the job market was able to maintain its upswing.

• Oil Oversupply Worries - Oil prices fell on worries that cuts to oil output by the world's big exporters may not be enough to deplete a global glut that has depressed the market for almost three years.

Financial and Economic Brief - May 23, 2017

• U.S. Stocks Rise - The Dow Jones industrial average rose about 100 points, the S&P 500 rose 0.4%, and the Nasdaq composite grew half a percent.

• Changing Leadership at Ford Motors - Ford Motors fired CEO Mark Fields because of the company’s falling stock price, down 37% since July 2014, and uncertainty about the future.

• Import Taxes on Sugar - China recently announced that it will impose “hefty penalties” on sugar imports.

Financial and Economic Brief - May 16, 2017

• NY Manufacturing Drops in May - According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, manufacturing in New York State dropped for the first time in seven months to minus 1 in May, from 5.2 in April (a reading below zero is an indication of contraction).

• Energy Ministers Agree to Extend Cuts - The energy ministers of Saudi Arabia (OPEC) and Russia (non-OPEC) recently met and agreed to do “whatever it takes to achieve the desired goal of stabilizing the market.”

• U.S. China Beef Deal - President Trump and his trade team took steps to clear two trade disputes with China that have negatively affected the U.S. livestock business for years.