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The "Gift" of Market Volatility

The "Gift" of Market Volatility
​ Bad news isn't always a bad thing Have you ever noticed, some of your luckiest breaks come from events that initially seem like bad news? An illustration struck close to home for FVIM advisor Matt Ebeling when he and his wife attended an October event hosted by Decoding Dyslexia . After their daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia this summer, they...
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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 Stock Markets Are High – But Investors Fear the Lows

Investing is a journey that will come with peaks and valleys
Let's face it, Shakespeare's dire warning about the "Ides of March" had nothing on investors' year-round tendency to consume – and be consumed by – forewarnings that financial doom & gloom lies just around the corner. Whether it's the popular press, pundits, politicians, friends, family or the family pet (you get the idea), we seem forever will...
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How to Avoid “Indecision Prison” With Your Retirement Investments

Usually, it's nice to have choices in your life – unless analysis paralysis sets in, and choosing becomes a chore. We've all been there, haven't we? I've been known to get bunched up just picking which cereal to buy for my kids. There are so darn many, sometimes I can't decide. I call this "indecision prison." What then? If you lock up over your br...
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