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What Now?

What Now?

By | 2020, Bond Markets, coronavirus, Equity Markets, Financial Planning, Fixed Income Markets, Interest Rates, Investing Lessons, Investment Returns, Investor Panic, Market Corrections, Market Volatility, Patience, Retiree, Retirement, Retirement Income, Retirement Planning, Retirement Savings, Returns, Risk, Stock Markets, Tax | No Comments

2020 began with the promise of continued strong economic and financial performance and a hint of uncertainty surrounding the November Presidential election.  The nation’s unemployment rate was near sixty-year lows, and labor force participation rates were near sixty-year highs.  The longest bull market in U.S. history was still running, despite concerns by some investors and analysts that it was getting…

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2019 Market Review

2019: The Year in Review

By | 2019, Economic Growth, Equity Markets, Market Index, Real Returns, Stock Markets | No Comments

Despite a gloomy outlook at the onset of the year, 2019 proved to be a stellar year for investments and a strong year for the economy of the United States.  Following a frightful fourth quarter in 2018 that saw the S&P 500 drop 13.53% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average lose 11.8%, investors had little to be optimistic about as…

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached 20,000 points.  So what?

Dow 20,000: What’s in a Number?

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) reached a major milestone earlier this year when it finally surpassed the 20,000 hurdle.  The event was widely ballyhooed by investors and media outlets alike.  Almost immediately, articles and news stories questioning how much higher the index could go began to appear. Our local newspaper even went so far as to write an article…

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