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Baby Boomers vs. Millennials – Who had it worse?

Every generation likes to think that they had it worse and the “good old days” were when they were kids. Most of us baby boomers, who are now retirement investors, consider millennials entitled and think they should shut up, grow up and start making some money without complaining. On the other hand, millennials say their […]

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Is this the Best of Times for Investors …or the End of Times?

Word on the street especially among retirement investors is that it doesn’t get any better than this. With unemployment at a meager 3.8%, GDP growth approaching 4% and corporate earnings through the roof, that is hard to argue against. However, it’s my job to check under the bed for monsters, because we have been here […]

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Is Your Financial Advisor a Fiduciary?

If you have a “fee Based” account at Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo, Fidelity, Charles Schwab, Morgan Stanley, TD Ameritrade, Edward Jones or any other brokerage firm, large or small, your advisor is probably NOT a fiduciary!

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What’s Up with the Stock Market?

What the heck man, where are the gains? So we’ve had our big 13% correction this year. Earnings have been great, growing by almost 25% over the same period last year and the economy is pumping…..why is the stock market barely noticing? Retirement investors are clamoring for the answer. Stocks generally move in the direction […]

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Is a Recession and Bear Market Looming

  As I discussed last week, a major concern for the market and the overall economy is the level of interest rates. Typically, in a normal economy, interest rates on shorter term bonds are lower than rates on longer bonds. That is called a normal yield curve. This makes sense because bond investors expect to […]

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Earnings Make Everything Taste Good

My, how we have short memories! It was just a few weeks ago the stock market was mired amidst the “pre-earnings nap” period. If you recall from my posts, this occurs every quarter starting the last two weeks of the quarter and continues until earnings are released 2 weeks in to the new quarter, Mid-April, […]

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Springer Spring Fling 2018 Client Appreciation Party

The Honeysuckle Possums are a high energy, all-woman band playing bluegrass, originals, and old time mountain music. The Possums’ collective joy on stage is delightful and their energy is positively contagious!! The various festivals they have played include: Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention & Festival Parkfield Bluegrass Festival Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Father’s Day Festival, […]

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The Overlooked Reason for the Current Market Volatility

After a relatively sanguine 18 months of bliss for investors, stock market volatility is back with a vengeance. There are several things concerning the market right now; rising interest rates, the possibility of a recession on the horizon, and most notably the new trade war with China. However, there is one obvious culprit that gets […]

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What the Bond Market is Saying

We all know that interest rates are in an uptrend as the Federal Reserve has and will continue to consistently raise rates. That, of course, is the death knell for bonds. However, something recently happened on the way to the forum. US Treasury bonds have hardly moved in over a month, despite yet another 25 […]

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