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Has Market Volatility Got You Down?

Has Market Volatility Got You Down?
Do you remember where you were 10 years ago? Among the many March 2008 events that come to mind is the day Bear Stearns died . We still recall the image of that $2 bill stuck on the firm's shuttered front door – a silent commentary on the per-share price JP Morgan had reluctantly offered to bail out the fast-floundering firm. It was a very difficul...
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The Neglected Investment Risk

Recent stock market volatility, the downside kind, has dominated the financial headlines. As we absorb the opinions of pundits and gurus daily, it's easy to become anxious about our financial well-being and sometimes too focused on short-term stock market declines. As financial advisors, one of our jobs is to thoroughly discuss additional challenge...
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January Predictions of a Different Sort

Happy New Year! Have you ever noticed that January is an especially prime time for finding a flurry of market forecasts in your newsfeeds? Titles abound like "What to [fill in the blank] in 2018," with the blank replaced by timely tips such as "invest in," "buy," "sell" "expect," "avoid" … you get the idea. It's all the more tempting if the title i...
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Investment Lessons from a Christmas Gift?

With 'Tis the Season upon us, suffice it to say that gift expectations are running at a fever pitch here in our household. Our three kiddos can hardly contain themselves in their rush to remind us of their Christmas Day (or, more accurately, Christmas Pre-Dawn) gift-opening aspirations! Let's just say, yes, it's been a challenge to manage expectati...
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