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Guidelines for Investing at Record Market Highs

On the one hand, the media is touting the S&P 500’s cumulative return of almost 250% over the past 10 years. And while the U.S. equity markets over the previous decade were certainly remarkable, it was also the only decade on record that did not register a recession and just the second decade that did not experience a bear market.

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Picking Your Financial Advisor in the New Year

Many financially successful people are comparison shoppers. If you’re one, you pore over ratings in consumer magazines, read websites for reviews and compare scores of products before you buy even everyday products like coffee or toilet bowl cleaner. Yet chances are good you don’t use that same care when choosing a financial advisor to manage your life savings.

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The 50th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Founded in 1971, the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is “the foremost creative force for engaging the world's top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year.”

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The Rise Continues

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - U.S. markets were closed yesterday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day. We wish our readers a happy holiday and hope that you enjoyed the long weekend.

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A Contrarian View Towards Investor Sentiment

When markets move to extreme levels, smart investors often make their largest portfolio gains – by doing the opposite of the popular sentiment. Warren Buffet once said, “Be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful.”

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Resolutions, Marshmallows and Warren Buffett

Stock market exuberance tempts impatient investors to do foolish things. Trouble is, too many of us are hard-wired to opt for instant gratification and forsake long-term strategies – as the famous marshmallow experiment shows.

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Will Volatility Greet Investors in the New Year?

Monday, January 6, 2020 - We wish our readers a Healthy and Prosperous New Year! The Santa Claus rally extended into the first trading day of the new year. However, news of the assassination of the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani quickly put an end to the rally as investors woke up on Friday to find a new reality in the Middle East and Oil Geopolitics. As we head into a new week, investors find higher oil and gold prices and slumping markets in Asia. Let’s see where this goes.

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S&P 500 Sector Performance in 2019

Over every single time period, sector performance will be driven largely by factors one would expect, such as the overall state of the economy, underlying corporate earnings, current and predicted interest rates, and inflation, among other factors.

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2019 Yearly Market Review

Stock markets in the U.S. and around the globe turned in a fantastic 2019, driven by U.S. equities, specifically large-cap U.S. equities.

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January Effect? Does it matter in 2020?

The January Effect is a pattern exhibited by stocks in the last few trading days of December and the first few weeks of January. During this period, particularly starting in January, the theory is that stocks tend to rise.

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