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Weekly Market Commentary September 17, 2018

Markets put in a strong performance last week as U.S. inflation came in below expectations, trade concerns temporarily abated and technology stocks rallied. Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary September 10, 2018

Markets dropped last week as concerns about inflation and trade disputes pushed stocks lower. Additional concerns about the government regulating technology companies pushed that sector down 2.8%. Read more

Monthly Newsletters

September Monthly Newsletter: All Your Pencils Sharpened – A Financial Fine-Tuning for Autumn

We all remember it. You have your pencils all sharpened, your new outfit on, and a fresh new school year ahead of you. Long after our academic days are over, we can’t help feeling that autumn is the time – after the exuberance of summer – to re-check and re-tighten everything to prepare for the colder seasons ahead. Read more

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What difference does a title make?

 Advisor (Fiduciary) v Broker (Non-Fiduciary)

Author: Christopher Abla APMA®, AWMA®, AAMS®, CRPC®

Christopher Abla is a Private Wealth Advisor and Investment Advisor Representative with CWM, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary September 4, 2018

Markets continue to produce positive results without much volatility. The S&P 500 edged up 0.2% last week. The MSCI ACWI climbed 0.6%, and the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index dropped 0.1%. Read more

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Aretha Franklin – The Queen of Soul – What will happen to her kingdom?

We hear about this far too often when a wealthy celebrity passes away and the public learns that they did not have even the basics of an estate plan.  The media has reported that Aretha died without a simple will or even a trust.  Read more

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4 Easy Ways to Diversify Your Investments

Published By Jake Bleicher, Equity Analyst

The benefit diversified investments has for a portfolio is simple, in theory. It reduces the impact any individual investment has on the portfolio, and proper diversification can help mitigate losses during a market downturn. In practice however, portfolios can become a large hodgepodge of various assets rather than a methodical allocation. The key is to reduce the correlation between assets so that they generally perform independent of one another. Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary August 20, 2018

News of trade talks between the U.S. and China helped support a rally in U.S. stocks last week. The talks are scheduled for next week, and officials say the two nations hope to sign a compromise by November. Read more

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Monthly Newsletters

August Monthly Newsletter: 4 Financial Lessons Your New College Student Needs to Hear from You (and 2 Important Items for Parents)

As summer comes to a close, many parents and teenagers are packing up the station wagon (or hybrid crossover) for a trip that, for at least one passenger, is one way. You’re ready for this. You’ve done the shopping trips, you’ve packed the boxes, you’ve even shed a few tears. Now it’s time to send your child(ren) off to college. Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary August 13, 2018

Concerns over declines in the Turkish currency and the risk of a trade dispute between the U.S. and Turkey pushed stocks lower last week. Turkey and the U.S. are sparring over the jailing of a U.S. pastor by Turkey. Read more