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John M. McIntosh, CFP®,CRPC®
Senior Vice President
Financial Consultant


300 West Vine Street
Suite 1100
Lexington, KY 40507

859/514-6417

About John

John M. McIntosh, a founding member of the McIntosh-Ditto Wealth Advisory Group at Hilliard Lyons, is committed to “understanding your financial situation almost as well as you do.”  Using a three step process of Organizing, Simplifying, and Maximizing, John and other members of his Wealth Advisory Group will develop a financial plan designed to suit you.  Developing this plan requires a deep understanding of you and of your financial situation.  Once that is established, John and members of his team will work to help you implement and execute your financial plan.

John graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1981, and has been serving clients as a Financial Advisor since 1986.  He is passionate about education and making constant improvements.  John is currently a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager in the Hilliard Lyons Private Account Management Program and is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®).  He is also insurance licensed in more than 20 states.

John is very proud of his wife Lori, their five children, and of their active involvement in the Lexington community and beyond.  John is a member of the Rotary Club of Lexington, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Kingdom Advisors, and is active in Southland Christian Church. John is prepared to do what is best for his clients, and he would welcome the opportunity to be of service to you and your family.

    
Services

Building and Preserving Wealth
You have financial goals you want to achieve. Creating an executable plan is the first step to achieving these goals. By clearly understanding your goals and working closely with you, I can create a financial plan to help you pursue your goals.

Portfolio Management
You have taken many important steps to create your investment portfolio. World events, economic issues and personal challenges can affect the status of your portfolio. My goal is to help protect your assets through periodic portfolio analysis. Portfolio management is an important step in preserving your wealth.

Retirement Planning
What does a comfortable retirement mean to you? Traveling to far-flung destinations? Buying a vacation home? Building a comfortable nest egg is the key to an enjoyable retirement. I can guide you toward your retirement financial goals through prudent planning and disciplined investing.

Insurance
Peace of mind is a valuable commodity. Protecting your family and your assets from unforeseen harm is a precautionary step that cannot be avoided. Learn how today's insurance products can help protect your most valuable assets.

Trusts and Estate Planning
Interested in leaving a legacy for your heirs? Through our affiliate, the Hilliard Lyons Trust Company, LLC, we can provide trust and estate planning services to protect your assets and minimize costs to your beneficiaries. Ask us how to take advantage of these services to improve your planning needs.

Funding for Higher Education
College costs are continually on the rise. Today's tuition rates will pale in comparison to future costs. Plan today to ensure your children's educational future is well funded.

Daily Market Comment

Daily Market Recap -


Updated Each Business Day at Approximately 4:30 pm ET.



The major indices were mixed today with the Dow and S&P 500 moving lower while the NASDAQ edged out a slight gain on the day. In economic news, weekly initial jobless claims ticked up to 241,000 versus expectations of 240,000 according to the Labor Department. Sweet crude for August delivery closed up 0.5% at $42.74 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials fell 13 points to close at 21,397. The S&P 500 was down 1 point at 2,435. The NASDAQ advanced 3 points to finish the day at 6,237 as the small caps of the Russell 2000 moved 5 points higher to 1,405. Dow Transports were up 27 points at 9,320, while the Dow Utility Index was down 2 points at 727.

Trading volume totaled 853 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 496 million were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were slightly less than 3 stocks higher for every 2 lower on both the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. U.S Treasury securities moved higher today with the 5-, 10-, and 30-year yields closing down at 1.76%, 2.15%, and 2.72%, respectively.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Tyler Agee at: 1-800-444-1854 x8686 or (502) 588-8686. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices were mixed today with the Dow and S&P 500 moving lower while the NASDAQ closed up on the day. In economic news, existing homes sales reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.62 million in May versus expectations for 5.57 million. Housing inventory has declined for 24 consecutive months on a year-over-year basis. Sweet crude for August delivery closed down 2.3% at $42.53 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials fell 56 points to close at 21,411. The S&P 500 was down 1 point at 2,436. The NASDAQ advanced 46 points to finish the day at 6,234 as the small caps of the Russell 2000 moved 4 points lower to 1,399. Dow Transports were down 11 points at 9,293, while the Dow Utility Index was down 5 points at 730.

Trading volume totaled 829 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 525 million were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were slightly more than 9 stocks lower for every 5 higher on the New York Stock Exchange and slightly more than 1 stock declining for every 1 advancing on the NASDAQ. U.S Treasury securities were essentially unchanged today with the 5-, 10-, and 30-year yields closing at 1.77%, 2.16%, and 2.73%, respectively.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Tyler Agee at: 1-800-444-1854 x8686 or (502) 588-8686. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices moved lower today with the Dow, S&P 500, and NASDAQ all closing down on the day. In economic news, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported the U.S. current-account deficit, a measure of national debt to other countries, rose 2.5% to $116.8 billion in the first quarter. Sweet crude for August delivery closed down around 2.1% at $43.51 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials lost 57 points to close at 21,472. The S&P 500 was down 16 points at 2,438. The NASDAQ declined 49 points to finish the day at 6,190 as the small caps of the Russell 2000 moved 15 points lower to 1,403. Dow Transports were down 163 points at 9,313, while the Dow Utility Index was about flat at 735.

Trading volume totaled 813 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 534 million were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were slightly less than 5 stocks lower for every 2 higher on the New York Stock Exchange and slightly more than 2 stocks declining for every 1 advancing on the NASDAQ. U.S Treasury securities moved higher today with the 5-, 10-, and 30-year yields closing down at 1.76%, 2.16%, and 2.74%, respectively.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Tyler Agee at: 1-800-444-1854 x8686 or (502) 588-8686. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices moved higher today with the Dow, S&P 500, and NASDAQ all closing up on the day. There were no major economic data releases today. Sweet crude for August delivery closed down around 1.2% at $44.43 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials rose 145 points to close at 21,529. The S&P 500 was up 20 points at 2,453. The NASDAQ advanced 87 points to finish the day at 6,239 as the small caps of the Russell 2000 moved 12 points higher to 1,418. Dow Transports were up 63 points at 9,477, while the Dow Utility Index was down 3 points to 734.

Trading volume totaled 801 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 479 million were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were 7 stocks higher for every 4 lower on the New York Stock Exchange and slightly less than 2 stocks advancing for every 1 declining on the NASDAQ. U.S Treasury securities moved lower today with the 5-, 10-, and 30-year yields closing up at 1.79%, 2.19%, and 2.79%, respectively.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Tyler Agee at: 1-800-444-1854 x8686 or (502) 588-8686. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices were mixed today with the Dow and S&P 500 edging out gains while the NASDAQ closed down on the day. In economic news, consumer sentiment fell in June to the lowest level since the election last November according to the University of Michigan. The Commerce Department reported that construction of new houses fell for the third month in a row in May. Sweet crude for August delivery closed up around 0.6% at $44.94 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials rose 24 points to close at 21,384. The S&P 500 was up approximately 1 point at 2,433. The NASDAQ declined 14 points to finish the day at 6,152 as the small caps of the Russell 2000 moved 4 points lower to 1,406. Dow Transports were up 5 points at 9,414, while the Dow Utility Index was up 3 points to 738.

Trading volume totaled 2.3 billion shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 1.3 billion shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were slightly more than 4 stocks higher for every 3 lower on the New York Stock Exchange and slightly less than 6 stocks declining for every 5 advancing on the NASDAQ. U.S Treasury securities moved slightly higher today with the 5-, 10-, and 30-year yields closing down at 1.74%, 2.16%, and 2.78%, respectively.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Tyler Agee at: 1-800-444-1854 x8686 or (502) 588-8686. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices moved lower today with the Dow, S&P 500, and NASDAQ all closing down on the day. In economic news, weekly jobless claims totaled 237,000 for the week ending June 10 according to the Labor Department. Import prices fell 0.3% in May, the largest drop in 15 months, further signaling a slowdown in U.S. inflation. The National Association of Home Builders housing market index fell 2 points to 67 in June. Any reading above 50 indicates that the majority of builders view conditions positively. Sweet crude for August delivery closed down around 0.7% at $44.63 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials fell 15 points to close at 21,360. The S&P 500 was down 5 points at 2,432. The NASDAQ declined 29 points to finish the day at 6,166 as the small caps of the Russell 2000 moved 7 points lower to 1,410. Dow Transports were up 22 points at 9,409, while the Dow Utility Index was up 5 points to 734.

Trading volume totaled 829 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 467 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were slightly more than 3 stocks lower for every 2 higher on the New York Stock Exchange and slightly more than 5 stocks declining for every 3 advancing on the NASDAQ. U.S Treasury securities moved slightly lower today with the 5-, 10-, and 30-year yields closing up at 1.76%, 2.17%, and 2.79%, respectively.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Tyler Agee at: 1-800-444-1854 x8686 or (502) 588-8686. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.
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