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Chart showing a timeline of bull and bear markets from January 1945 through May 2020 with labels of notable companies that were founded near bear markets. The companies and year they were founded include McDonald’s, 1948; Medtronic, 1949; Hyatt, 1957; Walmart, 1962; Nike, 1964; Airbus, 1970; Starbucks, 1971; Microsoft, 1975; Apple, 1976; Adobe, 1982; AT&T, 1983; Gilead, 1987; Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, 1987; Tesla, 2003; Facebook, 2004; Uber, 2009; and Zoom, 2011. Sources: Capital Group, Standard & Poor’s. As of 5/31/2020. The bear market is considered current as of 5/31/20. In all other periods, bear markets are peak to trough declines of at least 20%. Bull markets are all other periods.

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Invest During Tough Times

When times are tough, don’t be afraid to invest. Just look at this timeline below showing all the leading companies that got their start during recessionary times (compliments of Capital Group).  

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Retirement Playbook: How Portfolios Can Bounce Back From Down Markets

It’s easy to get caught up in discouraging economic news, and lose sight of your long-term financial roadmap. That’s why Mari was glad to have a conversation with veteran financial journalist Gail MarksJarvis, writing for Barron’s, about how retirees can stay on track by taking positive steps to protect their portfolios in times of turbulent […]

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Is Gold A Good Safe Haven?

A few clients have called recently to ask us whether gold is a good place to invest. They are understandably looking for a safe haven where they can hide from coronavirus-induced market turmoil. Unfortunately, despite its glittering reputation, gold has a somewhat tarnished long-term record that makes it far from an ideal safe haven. Over […]

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The Market's Down: Should You Make Changes To Your 401(k)?

The Market’s Down: Should You Make Changes To Your 401(k)?

Yes, the market is down. A lot. One of the most common questions we’re getting from clients is what they should do with their 401(k) contributions and investments. You have several choices. Here’s a rundown of the pros and cons of each. Option #1. Stay the course As hard as it may be to stomach […]

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Sit Tight When Stocks Drop

Do you get that feeling of panic when you turn on the TV news and see those triple-digit market drops? You’re not alone. Unfortunately, that type of market turbulence is a pretty common occurrence nowadays. Big market movements are becoming everyday events, but in all fairness, the markets are just as likely to climb up […]

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Sold Bitcoin? The IRS May Want To Talk To You

Sold Bitcoin or other digital currencies? Don’t be surprised if the IRS comes knocking on your door looking for any taxes due, says a recent Wall Street Journal article. The Internal Revenue Service is sending warning letters to more than 10,000 Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency holders, reports the Journal. It got their names from a popular […]

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Safety In Dividends?

With renewed concerns about slowing economic growth, more of our clients want to discuss how dividend-paying stocks can play a role in their portfolio. What’s the attraction? Investing in stocks that pay dividends can generate a nice income stream. That’s especially attractive when you stop working and need to take monthly income from your portfolio. Not all stocks […]

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Quote Of The Week: Women Save, Men Invest

“An adage in the financial sector goes that women save and men invest – and this still rings true. It seems that even women who have money to put aside tend to squirrel it away rather than try to grow it” Hilary Osborne, “Why women need to stop saving their cash – and start investing,” The […]

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Stock Market Trending Toward New Highs? Or Ready To Crash? What Valuations Can’t Tell You

How many times have you heard someone say they were hesitant to invest in the stock market because “prices were too high,” or price/earnings ratios were above average levels? It’s not uncommon to hear opinions like that, as investors struggle to make sense of the market and draw conclusions about its future direction. Unfortunately, while […]

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5 Reasons Investors Should Be Happy About Higher Interest Rates

#1. Despite all the hype and panic, interest rates are really not far from where they were 1 year ago. You’re probably sick of all the drama about the Fed and higher rates. That’s all we’ve heard about this year. But guess what? Rates aren’t much higher than they were a year ago. On December […]

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