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Q1 2016 Market Overview

Tuesday, April 12, 2016| 1 Comment

Quarterly Market Overview April 11, 2016 The first quarter and year began with the worst five day start in market history. A mid-January attempt at a bounce failed and the market made a correction low on February 11th.   We released a post to the Latest News section of our website on February 8th to calm… Continue Reading…

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Unlock the full potential of your on-line safe deposit box

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 | Leave a comment

Do you have the ability to see your full financial picture on-line?  Are you aware of all of the functions in Blueleaf?   Blueleaf has the ability to show you a weekly snapshot of your entire financial picture.   You can add your credit card accounts, mortgages, loans and even important documents.   I recently heard… Continue Reading…

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IRA Contribution Reminder

Tuesday, February 23, 2016| 1 Comment

Don’t forget to make your 2015 IRA contributions.  The cut-off date for 2015 contributions is April 15, 2016.  If you have not contributed to your IRA account, you still have time.  Contribution limits for Traditional IRA’s are simple.  For individuals under age 50 the maximum you can contribute is $5,500.   For individual’s over age… Continue Reading…

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February 8th market commentary

Monday, February 8, 2016| 1 Comment

After a couple weeks of stabilization, market volatility spiked again on Friday and is persisting again today. The weakest sector is technology and even the larger names are being hit due to global growth concerns. Defensive dividend paying stocks are holding up well including utilities which are actually up for the year. It seems to… Continue Reading…

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January 21 Market Update

Thursday, January 21, 2016 | Leave a comment

After the writing of our Quarterly Market Overview on Monday the 11th, the market tried to find a near term bottom through Thursday when we got a bit of a relief rally. Then came Friday and the market opened extremely weak as oil fell below $30 a barrel.  There was some buying off the mid-day… Continue Reading…

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How To Avoid Taxes When Transferring IRA Wealth to Your Heirs

Monday, November 30, 2015| 1 Comment

Last month I was fortunate enough to be published for the 2nd time this year on Fortune.com.  Passing assets to heirs as tax-efficiently as possible is a real worry for many successful Americans.  There are a few little known, but very effective ways to keep more money “in the family”. Working with a skilled financial… Continue Reading…

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What’s trending in the market?

Monday, November 23, 2015 | Leave a comment

2015 has been a very wild ride for the average investor.  A few market indexes hit all-time highs earlier this year only to claw back all gains.  Since the beginning of the year we’ve had a wild seesaw ride.  We continue to actively to identify trends to make sure if there is a downward trend… Continue Reading…

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November 2nd Weekly Market Update

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | Leave a comment

It sure is nice to present some good news this week.  Our asset management team is diligently analyzing the economy and markets for your protection.  Our Recession Probability Analytics are showing strength returning to the economy for the first time in months.   Please read this short message from our Chief Investment Strategist Jason Wenk…. Continue Reading…

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October 26th weekly market update

Monday, October 26, 2015| 1 Comment

Last week we saw a rally in the market caused by a number of factors.  Is it time to take off the gloves and chase the rally? We believe in a methodical disciplined approach to investing for your retirement.  Now is not the time to get overly excited.  Then next 14 days could help us… Continue Reading…

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