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High Anxiety Over High Equity Valuations?

“Bull markets are born on pessimism, grown on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria.” — Sir John Templeton With most major domestic stock market indices rallying sharply post-election, it’s natural for investors to question how long this rally can last – particularly when it occurs near...

Don’t Wait, Communicate (In Writing)

As an advisor, I often meet with clients who are building, or have managed to build, an adequate investment portfolio to meet their retirement and other objectives. Of course, like many people, they regularly monitor their portfolio performance and want to talk about how the ups and downs...

Trending Not Timing

Interest rates are finally moving higher.  After leaving rates unchanged from 2008 to 2015, the Fed’s Open Markets Committee (FOMC) has used its December meeting to raise short-term rates for two years in a row.   From a low range of 0% – 0.25%, the Fed funds target now...

Creative Solutions to Stretch Your Savings

We often hear clients express frustration over the low yields offered on traditional “safe” investments like money market accounts, certificates of deposit, short-term bonds and the like.  Retirees, in particular, have been experiencing the strain of low yields for the past several years and have had to look...