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Bear Markets: Understand Them, Don’t Fear Them 06-14-19

Is The Sellable Rally Done? Some Comments On The Fed Cutting Rates Sector & Market Analysis 401k Plan Manager Follow Us On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Sound Cloud,Seeking Alpha Wednesday, June 26th from 12:30-1:30 pm. Review & Update This week I want to step back and talk about some misconceptions with concerning markets, cycles, and investing. However, before we get to that, let me give you a quick review and update on where we are following the “sellable rally,” we have...

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Is The “Sellable Rally” Done? 06-07-19

Is The Sellable Rally Done? Some Comments On The Fed Cutting Rates Sector & Market Analysis 401k Plan Manager Follow Us On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Sound Cloud,Seeking Alpha Are YOU: Age 60 and over. • Concerned about retirement health care expenses. •Recently retired, or planning to retire soon. • Wanting to understand how to begin making important Medicare decisions.  Then this “Lunch & Learn” is for you. Class size is very limited so register now Is The Sellable Rally...

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The Fed, QE, & Why Rates Are Going To Zero

On Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, in his opening remarks at a monetary policy conference in Chicago, raised concerns about the rising trade tensions in the U.S., “We do not know how or when these issues will be resolved. As always, we will act as appropriate to sustain the expansion, with a strong labor market and inflation near our symmetric 2 percent objective.” However, while there was nothing “new” in that comment it was his following statement that sent “shorts”...

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3-Steps To Holistic Financial Wellness

Investors tend to narrowly define wealth management as portfolios and products. Unfortunately, many financial professionals permit this shortsightedness as it aligns with their aspirations to sell investment vehicles, then move on to the next prospects. However, this pervasive myopia is a tremendous oversight; investors and financial consumers miss out on the advantages of holistic financial processes and the robust long-term fruitful actions which follow. We find that people who embrace...

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Selloff Overdone, Looking For A Sellable Rally 05-31-19

Selloff Overdone, Looking For A Sellable Rally Sector & Market Analysis 401k Plan Manager Follow Us On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Sound Cloud,Seeking Alpha Selloff Overdone, Looking For A Sellable Rally On Friday morning, we posted the following commentary for our RIA PRO subscribers: “In a surprising move Thursday night, Donald Trump slapped Mexico with a 5 percent tariff on all goods and set in place a schedule to ratchet it up to 25% over the next four months. The new tariffs...

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What If There Was No Punchbowl In The First Place?

The celebration was premature. As usual, people were extrapolating reflation into recovery. Getting relatively better after being really bad is not the same as truly healing. Reflation is a necessary but by itself insufficient condition for normalcy. The latter requires the former as a first step and then needs enough momentum (of opportunity) to carry it through only then completing the journey. In July 2013, amidst the so-called taper tantrum the 30-year swap spread registered above zero...

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The Bulls Continue To Bet On The Fed 05-24-19

Market Review & Update The Bulls Continue To Bet On The Fed Sector & Market Analysis 401k Plan Manager Follow Us On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Sound Cloud,Seeking Alpha Market Review & Update Over the last several weeks, we have been discussing the potential for a market correction simply due to divergences in the technical indicators which suggested near-term market risk outweighed the reward. As is generally the case, bonds have been warning the bullish bias of equity...

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The Transitory Story, I Repeat, The Transitory Story

Understand what the word “transitory” truly means in this context. It is no different than Ben Bernanke saying, essentially, subprime is contained. To the Fed Chairman in early 2007, this one little corner of the mortgage market in an otherwise booming economy was a transitory blip that booming economy would easily withstand. Just eight days before Bernanke would testify confidently before Congress, the FOMC had met to discuss their lying eyes. The eurodollar futures market was, in the...

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5-Things Savvy Investors Should Know About Social Security

The recent Nationwide Retirement Institute® Consumer Social Security PR Study conducted by Harris Poll queried 1,315 U.S. adults aged 50 and over who collect or plan to collect Social Security benefits. Recent retirees, future retirees and those who retired in 10+ years were polled. The results of this study provide a formidable glimpse into perceptions of Social Security and how they change over time. Here are 5 highlights for future retirees who seek to maximize benefits and understand how...

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The Bulls Are Betting On A “Long Shot” 05-17-19

Market Review & Update Bulls Are Betting On A “Long Shot” Sector & Market Analysis 401k Plan Manager Follow Us On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Sound Cloud,Seeking Alpha Market Review & Update Over the last several weeks, we have been discussing the potential for a market correction simply due to divergences in the technical indicators which suggested near-term market risk outweighed the reward. Then, the White House reignited the “trade war” with China. To wit: “The “Trade...

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