8/1/2016 Weekly Market Commentary

  Here’s a brain tickler for you: In July 2016, there were four. In June 2016, there were 10. Since 2008, there have been 673! What are they? If you guessed central bank rate cuts, you are on the money. Financial Times reported: “In the eight years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the world’s top 50 central banks have, on average, cut rates once every three trading days…Despite a modest global recovery, central banks […]

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7/5/2016 Weekly Market Commentary

  Second quarter ended with a spectacular finale of Brexit-inspired market volatility. Investors typically welcome sharp market movements with about the same level of enthusiasm that canines show for fireworks. However, recent market agitations highlighted a key tenet of investing: Volatility often creates opportunity. Following an initial Brexit sell-off, global markets rebounded. Last Friday, Financial Times reported: “Global equity indices continued their stunning post-Brexit vote recovery, “core” government bond yields hovered near record lows, and […]

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You Can’t Save What You Don’t Have

Whether you’re retired or working, do you really know where you spend your money? These are increasingly important questions today as more people are helping not only their children, but also their grandchildren. This may also be at the expense of their own retirement. Having a financial plan can help guide your decisions now and in the years to come. Ongoing tracking of your expenses, like stepping on the scale, provides a reality check. The […]

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