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“The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists.” — Benjamin Graham, British-born American economist, professor and investor Before we talk about the economy, the markets, COVID-19 pandemic, or economic inequality, we would like to review with you our general principles for helping you reach your most cherished financial goals and objectives. We believe all enduring, successful investing is...

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The Hedge Monster – The Market Roller Coaster From Lee Sherbakoff,The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC. Dear Friends, Last November the magazine Travel and Leisure published “The World’s Tallest, Fastest, Loopiest Roller Coasters.” Regardless of Travel and Leisure’s opinion of theme park roller coasters, there has never been a more thrilling, gut wrenching, and heart pounding roller coaster than the U. S. stock market beginning...

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“The only thing you sometimes have control over is your perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.“ – Chris Pine, American actor As February began, investors were keeping a cautious eye on the coronavirus spreading in China. While there were isolated outbreaks around the globe, they were just that—isolated. That changed dramatically when headlines...

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“Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill.” -John Muir, advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the U.S. known as the “Father of the National Parks The Economy On July 31, the Federal Reserve reduced the fed funds rate by ¼% to a target rate of 2.00 to 2.25%. It was the first rate cut since the financial crisis. Going forward,...

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“The oldest old—people age 85 or older—constitute the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population… And living to 100 is becoming increasingly commonplace.” – National Institute of Aging, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services A large majority of you, our clients, are retired or within a few years of retirement.  Further, those who are nearing retirement are looking forward to 30+ years of retirement.  In other...

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A friend recently asked me whether she should open a Roth IRA or a Traditional IRA. In case these terms are unfamiliar to you, IRA stands for Individual Retirement Account—as opposed to a group or company-sponsored type such as a 401(k)—and comes in two main forms: Roth and Traditional. While the two types of retirement accounts have several minor differences, there’s one major difference between Roth IRAs and Traditional IRAs: tax...

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