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Bouncing Back From Market Rebounds

It’s no surprise. When you open your monthly statements, almost all investments are down from their earlier 2022 highs. And unfortunately, no one can say when the stock and bond markets will recover. But there is light at the end of the tunnel, and a good reason to stick to your investment strategy, which is […]

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Owning Now More Expensive Than Renting, New Study Shows

Owning your own home used to be less expensive than renting, but that no longer appears to be the case, says a new study by John Burns Real Estate Consulting. “Now, owning a home costs $839 more per month than renting,” says Danielle Nguyen, senior research manager at John Burns. When the COVID pandemic started, […]

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Quote Of The Week: Still Stockpiling After All These Years

“Retailers and analysts predicted that the bulk buying in the early days of the pandemic, when supplies of many goods were constrained, would subside once people returned to work, stores were able to restock and vaccinations became widespread. Instead, Americans continue to stockpile food and household goods.” Lisa Bannon, “Two Years Into Pandemic, Shoppers Are Still Hoarding,” […]

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Quote Of The Week: Inflation Is Everywhere

“Inflation can have a real impact. When you think about the cost increases we’re seeing today, it absolutely is hitting the pocketbooks of Americans. You can see it at the grocery store. You can see it at the gas pump. It is everywhere.” Todd Giesing, Secure Retirement Institute, Investment News, January 24, 2022  

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Gold Fails The Inflation Test In 2021

Were you one of those people wondering whether you should invest in gold in 2021 to hedge your portfolio against rising prices? If so, be glad you didn’t. Has gold lost its luster as an inflation hedge? We’ve been asked about buying gold so many times by clients that we posted a blog article on the topic last summer. […]

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How To Protect Your Nest Egg From Inflation

Thank you again to CNN’s Jeanne Sahadi for the chance to talk about how to protect your nest egg from inflation and why there is no age at which you can say, “I don’t need growth.” Today’s budding inflation fears remind us how a well-designed portfolio can help protect us from the effects of rising […]

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Quote Of The Week: Explaining The Impact Of Inflation To Clients

“By failing to adequately explain how inflation, compounded over time, significantly reduces spending power, we leave people vulnerable to the false assumption that the income they have today will still be adequate in 10 or 20 years. This is especially dangerous for people living on fixed incomes.” Sarah Newcomb, behavioral economist at Morningstar, “Explaining inflation […]

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Does Gold Really Hedge Inflation?

It’s not your imagination. Prices are going up. You may have heard that inflation numbers came in hotter than expected last month. The Federal Reserve maintains that inflation is “transitory,” meaning it concedes that prices are going up as the economy rebounds after COVID, but does not believe that those price hikes will be repeated […]

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