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MBJ Table of Experts: A Conversation on Family-Owned Businesses

Joanna Crangle/MBJ : Based on experience in your industries, how do the needs of family-owned businesses differ from your traditional business clients?  Jay Healy : The net worth of a family that owns a business is often high but concentrated. That means that they need a different set of planning strategies than non-business owners who are generally saving for retirement and getting traditional financial planning advice. We often say to business owners: You may have $1 million in... Read More
at Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Q2 2019 Market Update

State of the Markets The momentum of 2019 continues. Every asset class had positive performance in the second quarter which lead to significant gains for the first half of the year. As of the end of June, the U.S. stock market (Russell 3000) increased 4.1% for the quarter and 18.7% year-to-date. International developed markets (MSCI World ex USA IMI) returned 3.5% for the quarter and 14.4% year-to-date. While emerging markets (MSCI Emerging Markets IMI) were essentially flat for the... Read More
at Thursday, July 25, 2019
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2019 Q2 Capital Markets Review

Each Quarter we summarize market conditions and trends in our Quarterly Market Review. The review provides detailed information about global capital markets including a timeline of events over the previous quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and International markets. Read More
at Monday, July 22, 2019
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Thoughts on Disability Insurance

Insuring against the unexpected is a vital element of any financial plan. For the most part, individuals are familiar with life insurance and health insurance policies, but take little action to protect their greatest asset—their ability to earn an income. Disability insurance hedges against this risk by providing income replacement should illness or injury jeopardize the physical capability to work. It’s easy to disregard the need for disability insurance if you don’t have... Read More
at Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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Q1 2019 Market Update

State of the Markets The first quarter of 2019 saw a significant rebound from the very steep decline investors experienced in the fourth quarter of 2018. While the fears that drove last year’s declines have not fully dissipated, the probabilities of worst-case scenarios have certainly diminished. Investors have accepted the reality that economies around the world are doing fine, the U.S. Federal Reserve is not our enemy, and disruption of the government does not necessarily mean... Read More
at Monday, April 29, 2019
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