The Welch Group
Stewart Welch, CFP

Welch Group founder and managing partner Stewart Welch III, AEP, CFP® and other firm partners provide a weekly financial column for via The Birmingham News. All of the columns are archived here for your reading pleasure. Mr. Welch has co-authored numerous books and regularly appears on various TV and radio shows including FOX 6 (Birmingham, AL), CNN (NY), Fox News Network (NY), CNBC (NJ), and is often quoted in national press including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Money and

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Market Outlook- Part II

In last week’s column, I discussed the impact of the Republican domination of the 2004 elections would have on the economy and bond markets for 2005. For this week, let’s look at your best options for stock market investing for the coming year. In last year’s market forecast, I highlighted three areas: dividend paying stocks […]

Market Outlook-Part I

2004 turned out to be a rather strange year for the stock market. The U.S. stock market was stuck in a sideways pattern with a slightly negative bias due to a number of factors including the uncertainty of the outcome of the presidential elections. Senator Kerry and President Bush offered very different strategies for our […]