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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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Reach the pinnacle of your financial future

November 29, 2018

As a long term financial planner I work with clients to ensure that they are ready to weather any type of economic times while working towards their goals.  This requires an overarching strategy along with opportunistic actions to take advantage of changes in the current conditions as well as a client’s situation.  While it’s impossible…

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2017 Market Review

April 28, 2018

At the beginning of 2017, a common view among money managers and analysts was that the financial markets would not repeat their strong returns from 2016. Many cited the uncertain global economy, political turmoil in the US, implementation of Brexit, conflicts in the Middle East, North Korea’s weapons buildup, and other factors. The global equity…

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What changes should you make to your financial plan based upon today’s markets?

March 27, 2018

The stock market is at an all-time high, interest rates are at historic lows and cap rates on investment properties are also low. Investors are searching for yield where ever they can find it and risky bond offering are being bought up as quickly as they are put to market. All this suggests that assets…

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To Bit or Not to Bit

February 10, 2018

What Should Investors Make of Bitcoin Mania? Fourth Quarter 2017 Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are receiving intense media coverage, prompting many investors to wonder whether these new types of electronic money deserve a place in their portfolios. Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin emerged only in the past decade. Unlike traditional money, no paper notes or metal…

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