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Q4 2018 Market Update

State of the Market The fourth quarter of 2018 was tough for investors. After edging higher through most of the year, the U.S. stock market did an about-face. The decline started in October, but the biggest impact was in December. As of Christmas Eve we were on track to have the worst December in U.S. stock market history. The last week of the year saw a slight recovery but the U.S. stock market (Russell 3000) ended the year with negative returns of 14.3% for the quarter and 5.2% for the... Read More
at Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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2018 Q4 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, January 7, 2019
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Resolve to Prioritize Financial Wellness in 2019

Resolve to Prioritize Financial Wellness in 2019 December is not only a month to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, but the last month of the year—our final opportunity to look back over the past twelve months and evaluate our personal and professional progresses. Did you make any resolutions for 2018? How well did you stick to reaching those goals? What will you resolve to do differently in 2019? The New Year provides us a fresh start to overhaul any areas in our... Read More
at Friday, December 28, 2018
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5 Financial Moves to Consider Before the New Year

5 Financial Moves to Consider Before the New Year With the end of the year rapidly approaching, finding time for a thorough year-end inventory of your finances may be difficult. However, putting it off until after the New Year could cost you. Here we have compiled a list of several strategies that will help you realize hard-dollar savings on next year’s tax liability and prepare you for financial success in 2019. 1) Maximizing Contributions to Tax-Advantaged Retirement Accounts... Read More
at Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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Q3 2018 Market Update

State of the Markets After peaking in late January, the U.S. stock market experienced a tough first quarter but has been on a slow and steady upward trajectory through the close of the third quarter. The Russell 3000, a good representation of the entire U.S. stock market, closed at an all-time high in late September. Our economy is doing well. Unemployment is at record lows. Tax cuts have increased corporate profits, capital spending, and shareholder yield (the combination of dividends and... Read More
at Friday, October 12, 2018
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