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The Coronavirus

With U.S. equity markets down over 1% today, the media outlets have all stated that it is a reaction to...
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Do Current World Events Warrant a Change to your Portfolio?

Since late last week, the decision to attack Iranian General Qassem Soleimani has dominated the news cycles. With the need...
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Looking for Stock Market Predictions

The financial media outlets making predictions for which stocks will outperform in the New Year. Your neighbor offering a hot...
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Preparing for Hazards to your Financial Plan.

  Everybody should have a financial plan. At Prato Capital Management, our focus is on guiding our clients to reach...
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My Financial Planning Story. 11/22/19

In November of 2012, the airline I worked for declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy and as many other companies have done...
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Why Have A Financial Plan 11/15/19

Why Have a Financial Plan? Many have fears and doubts about their financial future. Doubts of saving, “Have I done...
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Downturn or Recession? What is the impact to your Financial Plan? – 10/16/19

The financial media outlets have renewed talk about possible recessions, both globally and here in the United States. Our last...
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Mixed Economic Signals 10/3/19

There are some mixed economic signals showing up in our economy. Some of the data coming out the last few...
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China’s Economy turns Stormy 9/26/19

The United States has increased tariffs on certain Chinese imports and China retaliated by raising tariffs on some US imports....
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Clear Thoughts on an Unclear Market 8/15/19

Good Afternoon,         Summer is coming to an end and the swings in the stock market this week...
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Was today an Overreaction? 8/5/19

  Good Afternoon, Hope you had a great weekend!A short note today, since we saw some reactions or overreactions in...
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Note from Prato 5/14/19

Hello Friend , We hope this note finds you well. On a very “busy” day in the markets we wanted to pass on a quick, “what are we thinking” note. Our apologies in advance for the impersonal nature of his letter but wanted you to know we are always thinking of you
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