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Recent Investment Commentary
Read our most recent investment market commentary. In brief, the year 2024 was off to another good start for equities. Bonds are struggling a little bit. Alternative investments are doing well. Our research team is less excited about emerging markets now, and we made a change back to our long-term, strategic allocation between international and...
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  In 2022, most investments declined in value. This was the worst year in 95 years for bonds. It also saw a run-of-the-mill, average bear market for US and international equities. On the other hand, alternative investments, by and large, gained value in 2022. For the complete commentary, please email clientcare@assetsandincome.com (or contact our team...
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  What a year it has been! It’s hard to pick the most distinctive moment of this year as the economy has been unexpectedly rocky, due to both domestic and international events. All along, we’ve published our weekly Periscope to provide up-to-date commentary on the latest twists and turns relative to your portfolio and long-term...
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We believe the right way to invest is to diversify by strategy. For the first time since the great financial crisis of 2008, our researchers are in agreement that the short-term is a little bearish. To get to the highlights of our investment update, here are some shortcuts for you: 5 mins 10 seconds: 5...
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With the end of the U.S. Open also came the end of Serena Williams’ career. She secures her place in history as one of the greatest athletes of all time, retiring with 73 career titles won over 25 years. As Serena notes in a letter explaining her decision to retire, tennis has been her entire...
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Shelly Slocum and her book, Love and Inspiration from Mom
On August 30th, join Shelly Slocum, author of Love and Inspiration from Mom, in our office or via Zoom. We will get some uplifting and fun insights into overcoming challenges in life. Shelly Slocum faced a huge challenge when her daughter went through a series of devastating, traumatic events. Shelly combined her love of self-help...
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This week, I have some tips for our clients to make your investment experience a little less painful while the investment world goes through turmoil. 1. Go Mobile The first way to make your investment experience easier is to access your accounts, financial plans, and get in contact with your financial planner – all of...
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Read this post for insights into why inflation happens and how long it may last. Doubleline Research Says… Recently, we had one of our investment partners speak at a Lunch & Learn event for our clients.  Ryan Kimmell is an analyst with Doubleline, a company with whom we have significant investments for many of our...
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  Read this post for insights into what we are doing to protect our usual client portfolios from inflation and the investment opportunities we see today. Last week we gave a link to clients with a lot of detailed information. Today’s newsletter is shorter than that, but still pretty detailed! Make sure to contact your...
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Read this post for 8 good ideas and 3 bad ideas for what to do with a bonus, or other influx of money. Recently, I published an article for the CFP Board of Standards. I thought I would add some color to the article for our clients. The question was, what should you do with...
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