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Declines in April and Continued Market Volatility

May 5, 2022 April Declines News headlines described the April returns of the S&P 500 as “the worst April returns...
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How Do We Tune Out the Noise?

Noise During the first week of April 2022, there were two headlines about the possibility of a future recession that...
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Preparing for Volatility or a Recession

The stock market has been volatile so far this year. We have seen days with the major US averages closing with...
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Important Market Update on Global Events

As the events with Russia and Ukraine have unfolded, we wanted to send a note to let you know that...
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What is an NFT, why are they in the news, and does it sound too good to be true?

Stories of non-fungible tokens, NFTs, being sold for millions of dollars have made the news over the past year. Our...
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The Noise of 2021

In a year filled with major news stories, the S&P 500 and other major US stock indices ended 2021 with...
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New Year Predictions and the Secret Sauce

December 16, 2021 The year-end ritual of predicting where the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the S&P 500 will close...
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Inflation, rising interest rates and stock market returns

Inflation and its effects The inflation rates recently released for October 2021 were higher than economists predicted and many in...
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Stagflation

For the past few months pundits, news commentators and many analysts have discussed the possibility of stagflation in the US...
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Volatility and the Value of Advice

Perspective Today’s financial headlines only tell part of the story. The headlines are intended to keep viewers watching and raise...
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Are NFT’s an investment?

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have received lots of airtime from the media this year. Why? What is a Non-Fungible Token or...
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How much risk do you need to take?

Summer Vacation For summer vacation this year I am travelling with my wife, Sharon and our dog, a Norwich Terrier...
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Latest Inflation Report

This week, the Federal Government released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for June 2021 and reported a 5.4% increase...
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Inflation Reports

Last week, the Federal Government released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for May 2021. The headline number of a...
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What is the Solution?

May 17, 2021 Noise in the media While driving, I pass the time listening to the radio and the business...
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“American Families Plan” (AKA – Biden’s Tax Hikes

May 3, 2021 This is a very large proposal that encompasses many issues, not just increases of certain tax rates....
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Are Cryptocurrencies Really an Investment?

April 20, 2021 Over the past week several headlines about cryptocurrencies have been eye-popping. First headline: the IPO of Coinbase...
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What the SPAC?

March 18, 2021 Recent financial headlines have covered the exponential growth of SPACs. Is this an investment worthy of a...
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Revisiting Cryptocurrency 02/12/21

News of Tesla buying $1.5 billion of Bitcoin last week pushed the price of the cryptocurrency to record levels. Many...
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Prato Perspectives 2/4/20

Beating Wall Street? The media has emphasized how individual investors have banded together on social media sites to beat ‘Wall...
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