What To Make Of Last Week’s Jobs Report

With the markets fluctuating on a day-to-day basis from headlines such as U.S.-China trade and Federal Reserve monetary policy, it’s important to maintain perspective on the overall health of the U.S. economy. Read More

The Yield Curve and Other Economic Indicators

Of the market and economic indicators that usually precede recessions, none receives quite the attention as the steepness of the yield curve. It’s for this reason that markets reacted with uncertainty to last week’s intra-day yield curve inversion – the first since 2007. What does this mean for long-term investors and what’s different this time? Read More

When a Corporate Trustee Makes Sense

In 2014, Wells Fargo published the findings of a study that focused on how American families communicate about personal finance. They discovered that money is harder for families to talk about than death! Read More

So The Fed Cuts Rates, Then What?

This week, the Fed is widely expected to lower interest rates for the first time since 2008. Given a decelerating global economy and mixed economic data in the U.S., along with macroeconomic risks such as U.S. – China trade talks, there are many factors affecting the Fed’s rate decision. Read More

New Tax Law Impacting Charitable Giving?

Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported that charitable giving by individuals saw the biggest drop in nearly ten years. According to the article, donations dropped by over 3% after four straight years of increased giving. Read More

New Rules Benefit 529 College Savings Plans

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes a provision to now allow 529 Plans to be used for private elementary and high school expenses, rather than just college related expenses. The new rules are a treat for both parents and grandparents looking for a better way to pay for private educational costs. Read More

1st Quarter 2019 Newsletter

Below please find our 1st Quarter 2019 Newsletter. Enclosed you’ll find articles on the state of the markets, financial planning, and investing. Read More

Concentrated Stock Can Be Hazardous To Your Wealth

First, we must ask “What do we consider a concentrated stock position?” The rule of thumb is 10% of your investable net worth. Now, rules of thumb can sometimes get us in trouble, but the risk should be looked at from a holistic perspective. Read More

Should You “Take a Flyer” on Boeing Stock?

We’ve received a handful of phone calls from clients asking if they should purchase some Boeing stock in the wake of the recent grounding of the 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The stock price declined nearly 12% over a two-day period from Monday, March 11th through Tuesday, March 12th, falling from $422.54/share to $375.41/share.As of this writing, the stock has continued to fall into the mid-360s range. Read More

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