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US – S&P 500 SPDR Sectors

August 9th, 2019

The S&P 500 Index plunged 3.0% on Monday, compounding the previous week’s losses (- 3.1%) as the U.S.-China trade war escalates, marking the worst single day of trading in 2019. With the 10-year Treasury note rates falling to 1.74%, one of the market’s most-trusted recession indicators—the yield curve—rang the loudest recession warning since pre-crisis inversion […]

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CalPERS Falling Short

August 2nd, 2019

  It isn’t news that pensions haven’t been doing as well as they used to. They are no longer the powerhouse that fueled the American retirement. In fact, many of the countries largest pension plans are starting to falter on a significant scale. Teamsters for example. The wave of struggling pension plans has affected state […]

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Diversification

July 12th, 2019

When it comes to strategies to invest, there is no single strategy that can solve all your problems. But there are ways to make sure that you and your money are taken care of the way that you want to be. The largest concern we usually have with our money, is losing it. Because of […]

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Are State Pensions in Trouble?

July 10th, 2019

At a funding level of only 31%, Kentucky’s pension is in trouble. Only New Jersey, with a similar level of funding, can match it in the race to the bottom. Despite being fully funded in 2000, years of shorting pension contributions to patch holes in their budget, coupled with risky hedge fund investments that went […]

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U.S. China Trade Update 07/08/2019

July 8th, 2019

Many experts believe that we should have all of the leverage in the trade negotiations, due to the fact that China exports far more to the United States than the other way around. The problem is that the administration cannot decide where to focus our attention – to focus on the trade surpluses of China, […]

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Economy update May 2019

June 29th, 2019

The recent weeks have been very chaotic for the global economy, with the United States at the epicenter. Trump has been working at resolving what is seen as unfair business relations between the U.S. and several our trading allies, and adversaries. These trade disputes have been affecting the economies of all countries involved, and many […]

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U.S. Iran Dispute

June 25th, 2019

International relations have not been the most positive news headlines on our media outlets in recent weeks, and recent developments with Iran have not changed that one bit. Our White House administration has been involved with trade disputes with multiple countries recently, with China at the top of that list. Now, we are facing possible […]

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ETFs Transparency & Liquidity

June 21st, 2019

  When it comes to investment vehicles, liquidity is one of the most sought-after qualities. It is important to fully understand where you are placing your money, and what will be happening to it. This short video from JP Morgan helps explain what you need to look at in an ETF before you invest in […]

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U.S. Economy Update 06/20/2019

June 21st, 2019

The trade concerns between the U.S. and China has been headlining the news for far too long, and in far too many countries. It is newsworthy, to say the least. Mostly because when the worlds two largest economies participate in a trade war, all countries are going to be affected. Here in America we have […]

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U.S. Pension Systems

June 16th, 2019

We are all aware of the problems that are facing Social Security, especially because we must pay into it. But one thing that may not be in the direct focus of workers across the country, is the welfare of our nations pension plans. Public, private, single-employer, multi-employer, all these pension plans are in poor and […]

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