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From the Investment Desk “It’s difficult to predict, especially the future.”

August 18, 2020

Second Quarter 2020 This comedically profound and famous quote has been attributed to physicist Niels Bohr, movie mogul Samuel L. Goldwyn, and the usual pithy quote suspects Yogi Berra and Mark Twain. No matter who coined it (most likely a Danish proverb used by Bohr), investors are certainly experiencing its truth in real time as…

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Investment Commentary, COVID-19 Edition

March 4, 2020

By Arthur G. Swalley, CIMA®, founding partner and Director of Investments Over the past 10 days, US markets have come to the realization that COVID-19 is going to have substantial negative economic impact, resulting in a 13% decline in the S&P 500 index from the market peak, and a 4.6% rebound on March 2. Volatility…

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The Coronavirus and Market Declines

March 3, 2020

The uncertainty surrounding the spread of the coronavirus is unsettling on a human level as well as from the perspective of how markets respond. Amid the anxiety, decades of financial science and long-term investing principles offer guidance. The world is watching with concern the spread of the new coronavirus. The uncertainty is being felt around…

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The Gift of Self-Reliance

February 6, 2020

Authored by Joseph R. Weiland, CFP ®, Managing Partner I was at a party last evening with a group of fascinating people from varied backgrounds.  The conversation was lively, from art and architecture to jokes and tricks.  At one point, it came up that I am a Certified Financial Planner™ and one of the guests…

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The Ultimate Tips for Millennial Homebuyers

January 10, 2020

Are you a millennial thinking about settling down and buying your first home? Saving for the 20% down payment can be overwhelming – for many of us, it’s tough to know where to begin! To help ease the burden, we rounded up the financial experts to weigh in with their best tips for millennial homebuyers….

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Range Bound Markets

November 12, 2019

Third Quarter 2019 — Arthur Swalley, CIMA The increase in volatility in both stocks and bonds which began in 2018 continued in the third quarter of 2019. Long term interest rates around the world continued their dramatic fall. Stock markets remained range bound with rapid short-term swings fueled by quick reactions to rumors about trade…

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Why are recessions good for the economy?

August 20, 2019

by Joseph R Weiland, CFP®, Managing Partner We are hearing a great deal of noise about the looming recession lurking around the corner. If you are not worried, you clearly have not been listening to enough media. T.V., Radio and the internet are afire with tales of inverted yield curves and global collapse. Recessions are…

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From the Investment Desk

July 29, 2019

The past twelve months have seen a marked increase in volatility, with Fed actions, recession fears, and tariffs sending markets from record highs to a bear market (20% decline) from September to December 2018. 2019 began with a massive rally which approached recent highs, followed by quick bouts of selling which neared 10% correction levels….

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Dow Jones at 40,000!

June 11, 2019

by Joseph R Weiland, CFP®, Managing Partner When we invest in the stock market we are buying future profits of the businesses that we buy. If we invest across the entire market we are buying the future profits of the entire economy. The Price to Earnings Ratio (PE) tells us what we are paying to…

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The Gift of Perspective

January 29, 2019

by Joseph R Weiland, CFP®, Managing Partner One of the biggest gifts that a person can receive from a financial planner is perspective on what actions a person can make now to have the biggest impact on their future financial lives.  At different phases of our lives the importance of different actions changes dramatically. What…

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