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American Consumers are Feeling Financially Strong

American Consumers are Feeling Financially Strong

A look back at the Black Friday consumer spending records might have caught some by surprise. The mainstream media continues to gripe about a“struggling” economy and the “death” of brick and mortar stores, and this does not paint an accurate picture for the American worker and consumer. Luckily, we have consumer behavior data to remind …

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Hemline Index

Hemline Index

“The future’s uncertain but the end is always near.” Jim Morrison, the Doors, “Roadhouse Blues”. Many investors are losing valuable sleep listening to the misguided, canary-in-the-coal-mine commentators expounding on an imminent stock market crash due to a future recession (the “R” word). Paradoxically, if too many investors believe the same thing, as fate would have …

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Déjà Vu All Over Again

Déjà Vu All Over Again

INVESTMENT FADS ARE NOTHING NEW. WHEN SELECTING STRATEGIES FOR THEIR PORTFOLIOS, INVESTORS ARE OFTEN TEMPTED TO SEEK OUT THE LATEST AND GREATEST INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES. Over the years, these approaches have sought to capitalize on developments such as the perceived relative strength of particular geographic regions, technological changes in the economy, or the popularity of different …

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Transforming Our Retirement Landscape

Transforming Our Retirement Landscape

Over the last few decades, more and more workplaces left the traditional pension-retirement, and changed over to a more individually focused retirement plan, with the emergence of 401(k)s. Less responsibility is placed on the employer to ensure their employees have enough for retirement, and more responsibility is put on the shoulders of employees to ensure …

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Changing Your Perspective- 4 Reasons Why 2018 was the Best Year in History

Changing Your Perspective: 4 Reasons Why 2018 was the Best Year in History

It’s easy to see everything that is going wrong in the world. In fact, it would actually be challenging to read through a newspaper or turn on the news without being bombarded by all things terrible: political unrest, global warming, contaminated foods, disease outbreaks; the list goes on and on. On top of that, our …

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