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Feb 17, 2020

The Coronavirus - A Useful Reminder for Investors

While the impact of the Wuhan coronavirus may seem temporary and relatively mild, the scare does serve as a useful lesson for investors. It is a good reminder to investors to expect the unexpected and to not act impulsively.

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Feb 10, 2020

Self-directed IRA: A Different Way to Invest

Could a market correction negatively impact your retirement accounts? A self-directed IRA would provide an opportunity to incorporate non-traditional investments into your retirement portfolio, but make sure you do your research before jumping in.

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Feb 3, 2020

Defining Your Investment Outcome: Is it Possible?

Has the climb of stock prices caused investors to forget about the importance of having protection in their portfolios to guard against corrections? Maybe defined outcome investments are what you need.

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Jan 27, 2020

The Many Decisions of an Investor

You've just won $10,000. What now? It may be time to hire a professional to remove the confusion from your financial situation.

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Jan 8, 2019

Socially Responsible Investing

What is socially responsible investing? While there’s no standardized definition within the investment industry, there are definitely certain steps you should take when considering adding socially responsible investments to your portfolio. We’ll walk you through the basics of socially responsible investing and share what to look out for when adding SRI to your investment portfolio.

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Jan 7, 2019

2018 Investment Review: Top Three Surprises

Most investors will remember 2018 for the stock market’s wild ride in the 4th quarter. But there was plenty more going on this past year. We’ve outlined our top three investment strategies for 2018 that stood out, either for good or bad reasons.

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Aug 13, 2018

Dominance in the Stock Market

“Growth” stocks are dominating the stock market right now – think FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google). So have we seen the heyday of “value” stocks, never to be repeated again? Not so fast – both “growth” and “value” stocks have their place in your portfolio. Read on for the details on both types of stock and what they mean for your portfolio…plus the one thing you might want to do right now to ensure you’re on the right track.

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Apr 2, 2018

Tariffs: Impact on Your Wallet?

Tariffs and trade wars and volatile markets…Oh my! You probably already know that the President has imposed tariffs on many Chinese goods coming into the U.S. But you might not understand what that means for the stock market, American corporations, and your wallet. We’ve cut through the hype to focus on tariffs and what they could actually mean for the economy…and your pocketbook!

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Feb 19, 2018

Stock Market Volatility: How to Survive

It’s been just over a year since the Dow Jones reached 20,000 points. Since then, we’ve had a pretty easy ride without too much market volatility…until February. While it’s nearly impossible to predict the Dow Jones future, you can educate yourself on why there’s volatility in the market, as well as the best course of action to take when volatility strikes.

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Feb 5, 2018

When Will Our Bull Market Take a Nosedive?

We all know the old adage “What goes up must come down,” and the same is true of the U.S. stock market. But when will it happen and how bad might it be? While no one can answer these questions with any degree of accuracy, we’ve highlighted the signs both for and against a market downturn at some point.

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Jan 29, 2018

Rising Interest Rates – A Death Knell for Bonds?

Predicting the rise or fall of interest rates is a difficult task – even for those considered experts in the field. But it does appear that interest rates are poised to continue rising this year. Unsure of what this means to you as an investor or borrower? We’ve got you covered!

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Dec 18, 2017

Bitcoin – Hype or Hot Investment?

Bitcoin is a daily fixture on the news recently, thanks to its nearly 1,600 percent return this year. But do you really understand what it is? It’s not called a cryptocurrency for nothing. We’ll make it a bit less cryptic for you!

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Dec 4, 2017

Charitable Gifting Strategies: Don’t Cheat Yourself or Your Charity

When donating to charity, it’s important to develop a strategy that meshes with your financial goals and tax situation.

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Oct 2, 2017

Does Politics Impact Your Portfolio?

Our nation’s unprecedented level of political controversy has amplified the fears of many investors. Should you be worried?

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Sep 25, 2017

Ball Cap, Bottle Cap….Market Cap?

What size is your market cap? Prudent investors know that company size is an important factor when building a portfolio.

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