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Weekly Market Commentary March 27, 2017

The week of March 20 began with fluctuation in the markets, as investors signaled signs of uncertainty in President Trump’s ability to pass legislature. Though market volatility has been at a historically low point, trends changed this past week when the NASDAQ Composite, S&P 500 and the DJIA fell 1.22%, 1.44% and 1.52%, respectively. Read more

What’s in Your Wallet? A Powerful Portfolio Management Tool

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What’s in Your Wallet? A Powerful Portfolio Management Tool

Published by Rob Furlong

When considering portfolio management tools many people think about complex spreadsheets or Bloomberg terminals flashing red and green stock quotes all day. While these are necessary, they are far from the most significant tool. I carry my most powerful portfolio management tool in my wallet: a library card. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary March 20, 2017

After a quiet beginning to the week, the markets reacted to the expected interest rate hike with stocks soaring and Treasury yields falling. According to the meeting, the Fed’s stance on further rate hikes has changed, taking on a more dovish stance with no more than two additional rate increases this year. Read more

News

3 Key Financial Events to Watch In 2017

Published By Brett Carson

Last year saw financial markets alternating between an uneasy calm and turbulence, with 2017 expecting much of the same. Developed markets are facing a paradigm shift as the U.K. initiates its exit from the European Union and the United States’ transition to the Trump administration brings political and policy risks to the fore. Read more

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Is Your Financial Advisor a Fiduciary?

Published By Brett Carson

Financial advisors will have a new regulation to deal with starting April 10: It’s called the fiduciary rule, and it’s the biggest legal change governing the financial advice industry in years. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary: March 13, 2017

Equity markets remained calm for most of the week, digesting the employment report without much fanfare. According to Automatic Data Processing (ADP), a human resources and payroll company, private payrolls increased 298,000 against an expected 190,000. This was the strongest monthly increase in nearly three years.

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Long-Term Care

Do you know someone who has recently been dignosed with dementia or is currently living with this disease? Watching a loved one lose their independence, memories and financial well-being is very difficult. It’s important to know there are many resources and tools available to you. This infographic shares 10 ways you can help your loved ones financially prepare for the impact of dementia. Read more

Monthly Newsletters

March Monthly Newsletter: Billions of Reasons To Do Some “Financial Spring Cleaning”

For colder climates, the month of March can give those who have experienced months of bitter winter temperatures and decreased sunlight a lot of things to look forward to. The first day of Spring. Daylight Savings Time. Spring Training baseball. Saint Patrick’s Day. NCAA March Madness.

Unfortunately, the changing of the season also gives us the opportunity to perform the annual guilt trip/rite of passage – spring cleaning. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary March 6, 2017

The highlights of the past week were speeches from President Trump and Fed Reserve policymakers. Donald Trump made infrastructure a key tenet in his first speech to Congress. Despite lacking specifics, the speech did not stop the market from breaking the psychological 21,000 for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and 2,400 for the S&P 500. Both indices were up last week, notching a 0.88% and 0.67% return, respectively. Read more

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Long-Term Care

Our goal is to make your life easier. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be highly stressful for caregivers and family members. Providing answers on how to financially prepare for these conditions is one way we can help. Read this guide for tips on how to prepare for the physical, financial and emotional impact of Alzheimer’s or dementia.

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