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The Stampeding Herd

The Stampeding Herd

Despite a nice recovery day on Tuesday, it now appears that investment markets are in full panic mode, a result of the World Health Organization’s declaration that the Covid-19 virus is a global pandemic. Traders on Wall Street are selling at virtually any price which...

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Staying the Course

Staying the Course

By: Jennifer Stewart,CFP® Watching headlines about stock market tumbles, temporary trading halts, and further spreading of the new coronavirus can create fear and even panic. More importantly, this news can distract us from more critical, and more personal, goals. At...

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Coronavirus & More

Coronavirus & More

The 24-Hour News Cycle moves from Impeachment to COVID-19 to the Primaries – What’s next?  Provided by LongView Wealth Management In recent weeks, we’ve seen several major stories in the news. On the political front, in addition to the arrival of the 2020 presidential...

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2019 Year-End Investment Market Report

2019 Year-End Investment Market Report

We have just completed the final quarter, not only of the year but also the decade, so it's as good a time as any to reflect on the market behavior for the past year and also for the past 10 years.  The short version is that we have experienced a bull market for the...

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Main Street vs Wall Street

Main Street vs Wall Street

The following article was written by Bob Veres, prominent author, publisher, and commentator in the financial advice industry.  In the article, Bob discusses some of the differences between a financial advisory relationship at a smaller planning office and a large...

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2019 Third Quarter Report:  Holding Tight in Choppy Waters

2019 Third Quarter Report: Holding Tight in Choppy Waters

The latest three month returns in the U.S. and international stock markets can be viewed with two very different attitudes.  The first is that many indices (though not all) produced a loss for the quarter, and where there were gains, they tended to be very small.  On...

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Maximizing your Social Security benefits

Maximizing your Social Security benefits

Written by:  Michael B. McKay & Sarah Clayton Deciding when to start taking Social Security can be an emotional decision for clients. After spending decades paying into the program, many people feel they need to see their money as soon as possible; yet, prevailing...

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August 2019 Update: Tariffs and Market Movements

August 2019 Update: Tariffs and Market Movements

Anybody who reads the headlines knows by now that the markets plunged on Monday August 5th. The S&P 500 fell 2.98% and is down 5.83% over the past five days. In the bigger picture, this is a pretty modest drop for a market that was up 17% so far this year. Some...

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2019 Mid-year market Update: The Climb Continues

2019 Mid-year market Update: The Climb Continues

How to make sense out of the recent market behavior?  We experienced a painful decline in the last month of 2018 before the markets took a sharp (and unexpected) about-face and delivered the biggest one-quarter gain since the third quarter of 2009.  The surprise...

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