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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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After an historically calm 2017 where progressively better and better news on the economic front led to surging global stock markets, January 2018 witnessed a massive blow-off rally in stocks. However, February saw equity prices give back all of January’s gains. Read the market recap here.

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Looking back at 2017, it was the best year for stocks since 2013. But what does the strong markets of 2017 mean for the 2018 outlook? Let history be our guide.

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Answers to two very common questions posed by clients about the current financial market.

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This is a review of some widely-held assumptions and an evaluation of whether investors could have benefitted by positioning their portfolios accordingly.

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People have asked me in recent weeks whether they should make changes to investment portfolios as a result of recent developments in the presidential election.

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After a relatively flat 2015, investors are experiencing a bumpy ride in 2016. In a persistently slow economy, investors are inclined to focus on negative news.

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For many millennials, retirement is the destination, but in reality, retirement is just another step along the journey.

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Do you remember that class that changed your personal finance behaviors for the better? If not, you’re not alone. No such class existed at my school either.

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