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February Market Update

Equities: Broad equity markets finished the week positive as small-cap stocks experienced the largest gains. All S&P 500 sectors finished the week positive with cyclical sectors outperforming defensive sectors. So far in 2018 consumer discretionary, technology, and financials are the strongest performers while real estate, energy, and utilities have been the worst performing sectors so far this year. Commodities: Commodities were positive as oil prices rose 4.19%, breaking a two-week losing streak. Oil received support from a rebound in global stock markets...
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Feb

My View on Bitcoin

Ok so I guess I need to address the whole Bitcoin revolution. I am a little bit of a traditionalist when it comes to investing and kinda subscribe to the whole Warren Buffet thing, like maybe you should understand something and it should have value before you throw good money at it. But call me crazy! I can barely turn my computer on. The technology has been so rapidly advancing that even I feel confused at times. But since my...
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31
Jan

How to Choose the Right Financial Advisor

In order for you to take charge of your finances and household, it’s important to appoint a solid financial advisory team. You may have hired a personal trainer to maintain or improve your physical well-being, so why not hire an independent advisor to work on your financial health? It’s crucial to find a truly objective and independent financial and insurance consultant. To do this, seek out an advisor that can provide you with a wide range of services and products....
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09
Nov

What happens when my insurance company goes out of business?

In general, a court of competent jurisdiction will work with the department of insurance in determining when an insurance company requires special regulatory control. Some steps that might be taken are not publicly announced, but may include supervision of some kind. If early steps do not turn the company around, a period of public rehabilitation may follow. This means a receiver is appointed for purposes of operating the company more effectively. The receiver’s power allows for strong actions to be...
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09
Nov

A Unique Retirement Approach Using “Buckets” of Annuities

In Fortune Magazine, Erick Arnett recommends that those of us looking to protect our retirement nest eggs should err on the side of caution.  His article is called “Stop Drinking the Fed’s Kool-Aid – Invest In Your Retirement.”  This financial expert is constantly asked by consumers how they can protect their retirement savings and what they should do about buying and selling stocks and bonds.  He believes that the markets are nearing a sell-off and says that we are following...
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09
Nov

A Look Inside Wall Street

So consider this source: I am an independent advisor, and I have been in the industry for 15 years. I have worked for big banks, small banks, a retail brokerage, fledgling hedge fund managers, registered investment advisory firms, and now I am completely independent and objective. I have seen it all and have had exposure to almost every tool or investment product that exists out there. I don’t say this to brag by any means. There are probably far smarter...
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09
Nov
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