October is the witching hour (in the markets)

They say that October is the witching hour in the markets. In this newsletter we’ll talk about whether or not we believe this is likely to be the case this time around. Record stimulus to come into play Stimulus has reached all time highs, propping up demand artificially and leading market participants to believe a…

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Are you feeling inflation kick in (yet?)

It seems like you can’t read an economic briefing today without seeing headlines about inflation. There are many confounding views and in this newsletter we’re going to clarify the major points you need to know. CPI and what it means The CPI, or Consumer Price Index, is a measure of inflationary pressure. It tracks the average…

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Inflationary fears and the recovery

Inflationary fears and the economy

The media is abuzz with talk of possible inflation due to the release of pent up demand now that the recovery is underway. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s comments about a possible rise in interest rates has only added fuel to the fire of concerns about the economy overheating. Here are some reasons we’re not completely…

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Are we back to normal yet?

Are we back to normal yet?

As more and more of America becomes vaccinated, we can all shop at the grocery store without having to worry about the person behind us in the checkout line staying six feet away. The question is, are we back to normal? I’m not going imply that I’ll miss the hassle and stress, as well as…

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Does anybody care?

support local businesses

As more and more people become vaccinated and America “reopens”, I’m hearing a lot of economists speak optimistically, painting a rosy picture of the growth we’re likely to see as the recovery unfolds. Did you support the local businesses? I can’t help but want to take pause and ask one simple question. What happened to…

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Reflections: Where do we go from here?

age of the machine

Now that the presidential election is over, we would like to congratulate all of you who participated. We had the greatest turn out in American history, so kudos to the country! Just like in 2000 when Al Gore asked for a recount, Donald Trump is doing the same. This time the variables are quite different.…

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So you went to a Retirement Workshop…Now What?

There is a ton of education out there about retirement, in fact it seems to be everywhere I look: a retirement workshop, podcasts, videos, articles. So why is it that people are still chronically unprepared for retirement? Here’s what typically happens when I sit in front of someone who is about to retire and I…

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