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Monthly Market Review July 2019 - Stocks ran hot and cold in July, influenced by worsening global economic conditions, ongoing trade negotiations with China, and lagging domestic business investment. While the Fed's decision to reduce short-term interest rates was not unexpected, stocks were sent reeling, closing out the month on a bit of a sour note. 
 
Quarterly Market Review April - June 2019 - The second quarter was full of ups and downs for stocks as investors had plenty to worry about. Throughout the quarter, the trade war between the United States and China ebbed and flowed as news continuously changed from positive to negative. Employment was steady and the unemployment rate remained low, but wage growth was moderate at best. Manufacturing and industrial production hit a snag during the third quarter, as did business fixed investment. 


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A sign that says national debt ceiling. Debt Ceiling: A Stop Sign for Federal Borrowing - The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 suspended the federal government's statutory debt limit — commonly called the debt ceiling — through March 15, 2017.
A person is depositing money into a piggy bank. Holding Equities for the Long Term: Time Vs Timing - Legendary investor Warren Buffett is famous for his long-term perspective. He has said that he likes to make investments he would be comfortable holding even if the market shut down for 10 years.
Handling Market Volatility - Conventional wisdom says that what goes up must come down. But even if you view market volatility as a normal occurrence, it can be tough to handle when your money is at stake. 
11 Ways to Stay Sane in a Crazy Market Keeping your cool can be hard to do when the market goes on one of its periodic roller-coaster rides. It's useful to have strategies in place that prepare you both financially and psychologically to handle market volatility.
A short video that shows tips and tricks for becoming a better investor. How To Be a Better Investor Watch this video for simple tips and guidance from reviewing your portfolio regularly, to making sure it is diversified.
A daughter and her older mother hugging and smiling. Serving As Financial Caregiver - More people are playing the role of financial caregiver. Read this article to learn steps to prepare yourself.
A couple meeting with a business woman. Financial Planning: Seeing the Big Picture - A comprehensive financial plan serves as a framework for organizing the pieces of your financial picture. It helps you better focus on your goals and what it will take to reach them.
retirement means spending more time with your grandkids, whats your retirement vision "Estate Planning" Doesn't Require a lot of Money - Planning for the handling of our assets as we age isn't something we like to think about, but it is an important process. Individuals do not complete estate plans for themselves; they do it for their loved-ones.





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