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Quote Of The Week: The Fastest Bear Market Ever

“Historically, it takes an average of eight months to enter a bear market. This time it took less than one month—the fastest ever.” Jeffrey Kleintop, CFA,Chief Global Investment Strategist – Charles Schwab & Co, Inc., “Who fueled the fastest bear market ever?,” March 16, 2020  

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Quote Of The Week: Don’t Give Up On Financial Literacy

“The U.S. ranks 14th in the world when it comes to financial literacy, with just 57% of adults being able to pass a basic financial literacy test.” “What financial advisers must remember is that the vast majority of people need help with the absolute basics of personal finance — bill paying, budgeting, saving, setting aside […]

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Quote Of The Week: What Are Low Rates Good For?

“Low rates might be good for borrowers, but they play havoc with an investor’s portfolio. To achieve the returns they need, investors around the world are being forced to take on more risk simply to achieve yields that risk-free Treasuries and other fixed-income instruments used to offer.” Mark Saukkola, CEO at KBS Capital Markets Group,  “Investing […]

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Quote Of The Week: Charities Struggle Under New Tax Rules

“‘Charitable giving by individuals is at its lowest level since the financial crisis, and financial advisers point to changes in the tax law as the reason.” Greg Iacurci, “Uncharitable Giving,” Investment News, November 9, 2019 Financial Tip: It’s true that the tax changes have made it a little harder for some people to help their […]

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Quote Of The Week: When Helping The Kids Digs You Into A Hole

Are you worried about carrying too much debt as you near retirement? That’s a common concern of many Americans. Beware of digging yourself into a hole with credit card debt, especially when that debt results from helping adult children enjoy a lifestyle they (and you!) really can’t afford. Here’s what credit experts say: “Older consumers […]

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Quote Of The Week: Good Stocks Versus Clean Socks

What Women Would Do Differently In A Financial Do-Over A major financial firm surveyed women who were divorced or widowed about the financial challenges of being on their own.  Nearly 60% of women surveyed said they wished they had been more involved in their finances while they were married. In fact, more than half said […]

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Quote Of The Week: The Search For Yield

“Investors are once again being forced to look farther afield for income and returns. In some cases, that requires them to face the unpleasant prospect of taking more risk or lowering their longer-term expectations. “That’s the world we’re living in now,” said James Bianco,  head of Chicago-based advisory firm Bianco Research. “Two percent is now […]

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Quote Of The Week: This (Twitter) Bird Has Flown

“President Trump has tweeted 10.1 times a day, on average, since assuming office in January 2017. Such announcements are often market-moving events, though research finds that within five trading days any statistically significant abnormal return is typically priced out. In short, Twitter storms induce bouts of volatility with less long-term significance.” Goldman Sachs Asset Management, […]

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Quote Of The Week: Shopping For A Financial Advisor

“If you want professional help, shop for a financial adviser who is a certified financial planner or is a certified public accountant with a personal finance specialist designation. Use an adviser who discloses fees and has fiduciary responsibility to put your interests first.” Linda Stern, How to Break Bad Investment Habits, AARP Magazine, June 21, […]

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Quote Of The Week: How Do You Measure Financial Success?

Advice that never goes out of style: “The true measure of financial success isn’t how much money you make—it’s how much you keep. That’s a function of how well you’re able to save money, protect it, and invest it over the long term.” Karen Hube, “10 Rules for Financial Freedom,” Barron’s, May 24, 2019  

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