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What Moved the Markets in August?

What Moved the Markets in August?

The Trade War Trade tensions with China escalated in August, dragging stocks lower for the month. President Trump surprised markets with additional tariffs and China responded by devaluing its currency and halting purchases of US agricultural goods by state owned...

On Recent Market Volatility

On Recent Market Volatility

August was a wild month for capital markets. It can be hard not to get nervous about your portfolio when the market tickers are red more often than green, and you’re reading about an inverted yield curve as a predictor of bad things to come. So, we wanted to weigh in...

Understanding Sequence Risk

Understanding Sequence Risk

If you are like lots of investors, you’ve probably never heard of sequence risk — also called sequence-of-returns risk — but it is a particularly pertinent concept for those nearing or just entering retirement. Simply put: Sequence risk refers to the order or the...

What Happened in the Markets in July?

What Happened in the Markets in July?

“Good enough” corporate earnings and continued optimism around accommodative monetary policy propelled US stocks and bonds modestly higher for July, though gains were promptly erased by trade tensions to start August. On the last day of July the Fed announced a widely...

How to Find the Right Realtor for You

How to Find the Right Realtor for You

Home-buying season is in full swing, and one of the most important considerations when it comes to either buying or selling your home is deciding on which real estate agent to work with and how you want to engage them. We generally recommend working with a realtor...

A Beginner’s Guide to ETF Investing

A Beginner’s Guide to ETF Investing

A Beginner’s Guide to ETF Investing What Are ETFs — and Should You Invest in Them? You’ve probably heard the term “ETF” whether from your advisor or when reading investing news or blogs. But when I talk to people about their portfolios, sometimes they have questions...

A Financial Checklist for New Parents

A Financial Checklist for New Parents

A Financial Checklist for New Parents If you’re expecting the arrival of your first child soon, chances are you’ve got a to-do list that’s a mile long. It probably includes everything from getting the new baby’s room ready and sending out announcement cards to...