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Is the Bull Still with Us?

By David Nolan • October 17, 2018

After a third quarter (2018) that saw U.S. stock prices, as represented by the all-inclusive Russell 3000 Index, rise 7.13%, the index is now up 10.57% for 2018 following a 21.13% increase in 2017. Investors have now begun to question the staying power of this bull market in light of numerous concerns. Learn more.

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McKinley Carter is proud to announce that after much work and dedication, we have been Certified by CEFEX -- the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence. This quality assurance confirms that McKinley Carter’s Retirement Plan Services team has been adhering to the best practices in the industry and always seeks to put clients’ needs ahead of their own. Read more about why working with a CEFEX-certified advisor is so important.

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Preparing for a lifelong financial journey requires an understanding of the possibilities, potential resources, and identification of contingency plans. The journey likely will require navigating a series of obstacles through varying conditions. You don’t have to sacrifice a Good Life today for a Good Life solely in retirement. How can we live a Good Life now and in the future? Read about the six critical actions required to equip yourself for a Good Life, financially.

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West Virginia's renewed surge in energy production is good news for the state's landowners. But are they prepared to capitalize on the impending growth? Find out how to anticipate future cash flow from your royalty checks and how your well's depletion rate affects your financial situation.

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Knowing and appropriately cultivating your major donor prospects should be an ongoing practice for all nonprofit organizations. Learn how to create an actionable plan for each of the five donor archetypes.

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What are the four categories of fiduciary decision-making that all nonprofit board members provide? Learn more here.

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Simple advanced planning can save your loved ones much heartache when it comes to handling a medical emergency. Here are three things you can do to ensure your wishes will be followed.

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If your advisor has been broaching planning topics of estate/legacy, long-term care, insurance, business succession, but it really doesn’t interest you right now, this story shows you should at least explore the options. You and your family will rest well in knowing that you are as prepared as you can be if/when tragedy strikes.

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The second quarter of 2018 can be called a lot of things, but boring isn't one of them. Economic growth still looks healthy and corporate earnings are growing strongly. But there are several potential political risks to markets over the second half of the year. Learn more about what may be on the horizon.

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Ever hear the old adage "sell in May and go away," warning investors to sell their stock holdings in May to avoid a seasonal decline in equity markets? While this approach to stock investing is not a prudent method to enhance long-term stock performance, does this adage apply to bond holdings?

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