Tag Archives: Interest Rates

Stock Market Perspective – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Stock Market Perspective – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly The Good: Thus far, we have felt the recent correction in the equity markets has been orderly and relatively normal. We have enjoyed the rising markets, seemingly relentless until … Continue reading

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Is Market Volatility the New Normal?

Last year, stocks marched higher with only minor pullbacks. When the year ended, the largest peak to trough decline for the S&P 500 Index was just under 3% (St. Louis Federal Reserve data on the S&P 500). It was a … Continue reading

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Avoiding 8 Big Mistakes in Retirement

Tens of millions of Americans are looking forward to the day they retire. Others enjoy their profession and can’t imagine a life without work. Yet, even those folks recognize that one day they won’t wake up on a Monday and … Continue reading

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5 STEPS TO ACCUMULATING WEALTH

There are many reasons to engage the services of a financial advisor. Some investors don’t understand the complexities and the array of choices, and they would prefer to have an expert deal with it for them. That’s understandable. Others enjoy … Continue reading

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IS THE FEDERAL RESERVE OUT OF CONTROL?

The short answer is YES! We have heard some FedSpeak in the last week or so that gives me cause for concern, and ergo the title of this post. It appears we may be facing a future when a government … Continue reading

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#ZeroInterestRatesMatter – Party Like It’s 1999

What should an investor do? Markets are confounding.  They appear to be almost predictable. Until they’re not! We are in an investment environment that reminds me of the technology bubble 16 years ago, and the markets are partying like it’s 1999. … Continue reading

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Advice For 2016 – Reduce Risk

As we wrote in our end-of-the year newsletter, in the equity markets we “Are Going Nowhere, But Getting There Fast.” We have had very favorable markets over the course of the last 4-5 years. At least part of this can … Continue reading

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