Monthly Insights


“The pace of recovery looks like it has slowed.” —Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, July 29, 2020 Last month’s Monthly Insight spoke briefly to our strategic general principals about the markets and investing. That short introduction was followed by a review of the first six months of 2020. One of the key takeaways from the mid-year review was the sheer unknowability of the short- to intermediate-term market moves...

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By Kim Spencer, CFP®, CDFA® I’ve been helping women as a financial advisor for over 30 years. In that time I’ve noticed that many women lack confidence in managing their finances. Though this problem has many causes, there are steps women can take to help gain more confidence and better manage their money.  There is a fundamental difference in how women and men approach money. Often, women have too many goals at the same time and...

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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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By Lee Sherbakoff, CPA/PFS, CFP®, RICP® Days of golfing, checking travel destinations off your bucket list, spending more time with the kids and grandkids, investing in a hobby…are these your retirement dreams? Most of us have at least a general idea of what we want retirement to look like, but before you get caught up in your plans, complete these 10 things within 10 years of retirement to help you finish your working years stronger...

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“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” — Niels Bohr, Danish physicist, 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics Our job is to help our clients make good long-term decisions with respect to their portfolio allocation, investments, and most cherished financial goals and objectives. Although past performance never guarantees future success, to the extent we have any facts, they come from the past. The future...

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“The world is ruled by letting things take their course.” – Lau-Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher and writer “This time it’s different,” someone once said while panicking out of the market in a time of crisis. At some level, investors know markets go up and markets draw down, just as the economy expands and the economy contracts. However, when people let their fear and uncertainty overwhelm them as they watch, in near real...

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