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Quarterly Market Review: Q4 2023 By: Paul Dickson, Director of Research and Giri Krishnan, Senior Portfolio Manager The “Soft-Landing” Has Become the Default Scenario The Federal Reserve signaled that it is likely done with rate hikes. The markets responded favorably, nearly doubling the annual return on the S&P 500. This signaling also moved the U.S. Aggregate Bond market from being in the red to having a decisively positive year. The pivot in policymakers’ outlook was somewhat of a surprise given that the data-informed policy has not improved nearly as much as their stance has changed. While...
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Financial health helps you leverage skills and opportunities to harness new monetary advantages. Maintaining complete visibility of your finances is the best way to reach them. Let’s dive into why financial wellness is so important—and how you can improve your monetary health today. If you want to be physically healthy, you have to work towards it. You must eat right, exercise regularly, and communicate with your doctor. You could easily say the same about financial health and wellness. Financial health helps you leverage skills and opportunities to harness new monetary advantages...
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Quarterly Market Review: Q3 2023 By: Paul Dickson, Director of Research and Giri Krishnan, Senior Portfolio Manager Does a Resilient 2023 Portend Trouble in 2024? Economic trends continuing through the third quarter prompted the Federal Reserve (Fed) to hike rates again. The Fed cautioned that further tightening, or at least a prolonged period of tight monetary policy, may be necessary. Concerns over the impact on economic activity are growing as it is now 18 months since the beginning of the tightening cycle. Expectations are rising that the surprising resilience of the economy this year - in...
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Protecting our seniors from scams is crucial. Learn effective defensive tactics against scams targeting seniors to safeguard their finances. Don't let scammers take advantage! After a life of hard work, many baby boomers are now transitioning into their golden years. Perhaps you have already retired or are creating a career exit plan now. Either way, securing your financial situation is critical as you enter this new phase of life. Unfortunately, fraudsters are out there, and they wouldn’t mind taking advantage of the value you’ve accrued from your life’s work. In fact, to this end, they often...
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Empower yourself with the right questions to ask advisors in order to build a comprehensive wealth plan. Gain insights on important considerations and make informed choices to create a solid foundation for your financial success. Millennials as a generation have had to find unique ways to navigate several volatile economic periods. You may have had to cut back or get a side hustle to make it through some tight spots yourself. While starting out from a disadvantaged market position isn’t ideal, it can illustrate the value of prioritizing your financial stability and building a long-term wealth...