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Bottoms Up: Investing In Rare Whiskey, Designer Handbags, And Classic Cars

You already know that residential real estate and the stock market have racked up solid price gains over the past year, but they are far from topping the investment charts. Luxury goods like art, classic cars, and fine wine have set even more ambitious price records, despite the uncertainty caused by the pandemic. In 2020, […]

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Pandemic Silver Lining: Consumers Pay Down Credit Card Debt

The COVID pandemic has created financial distress for many consumers who have lost their jobs, business income, or seen their work hours reduced due to service shutdowns and childcare challenges. But other consumers who have remained unaffected by the pandemic are experiencing a surge in savings. More “consumers are paying down debt and saving more […]

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Quote Of The Week: How COVID Taught Us To Stay Invested

The Wall Street Journal compiled 15 personal finance lessons we can learn from 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s one about the importance of staying invested, even when the market gets rocky. That is advice worth reviewing now as many market indexes are  reaching new highs. While that needn’t mean a pullback is imminent (if […]

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The Blue Ripple: What’s Next After The Georgia Senate Races

Guest Post By Donald Calcagni, CFP®, MST Chief Investment Officer, Mercer Advisors The blue ripple With Georgia’s senate races now behind us, Democrats now control both chambers of Congress and the White House.  The new Senate will be evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats but, by the narrowest possible majority, Democrats will have control given Vice President-elect […]

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2020 – A Year to Remember: Resilient Markets Overcome Pandemic Panic

Still trying to make sense of 2020? Here’s a quick wrap-up of what happened in the investment markets. A year ago, no one could have foreseen the global pandemic poised to plunge the world into the worst crisis in decades, sickening millions, crushing entire industries, and panicking financial markets. To date, almost two million have […]

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After COVID, How Much Of An Emergency Fund Do You Think You Really Need?

  There’s nothing like an honest-to-goodness crisis to to give your emergency preparations a test run. And there’s no doubt that the 2020 COVID pandemic qualifies as one of the most profound crises ever to affect our nation. So now that we’ve lived through almost ten months of the pandemic and we start to see […]

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Santa’s Reindeer Beat U.S. Congressmen In Stock Picking Contest

They may have their fingers on the pulse of a nation. But just how well do our elected representatives in the nation’s capital pick winning stocks compared with Santa’s finest? Economists at Dartmouth College and their undergraduate elves compared publicly disclosed stock trades by House and Senate members from January through December 2020. “Members’ picks […]

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Post-Election Commentary: Why the Rising Market?

Post-Election Commentary: Why the Rising Market?

Guest Post By Donald Calcagni, CFP®, MST Chief Investment Officer, Mercer Advisors As 2020 election results have come in throughout this week, one thing that wasn’t expected is the market rally that has occurred. While this has happened for several reasons, it’s helped to remind us why it’s so important to remain diversified and have a long-term […]

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Market and Economic Commentary from Mercer Advisors CIO Donald Calcagni

Are you following the latest developments regarding the market, elections, and possible policy changes that may be just around the corner? Then you’ll want to check out this timely commentary from Donald Calcagni, Chief Investment Officer at Mercer Advisors. Don shares his thoughts regarding the most common concerns raised by clients. For additional insights, we’ve also posted […]

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Last Minute Moves Before The Elections

We are less than one week away from the elections, and frankly, we’re looking forward to putting this watershed moment behind us. There has been no shortage of commentary in the media, and for background on the elections and what they might mean (or not mean!) we would direct clients to previous articles we’ve posted […]

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