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November 29, 2021

November 29, 2021 - Weekly Market Commentary

Last week, investors noticed it. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which is a measure of inflation, rose 0.9 percent in October and 6.2 percent over the last 12 months, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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November 22, 2021

November 22, 2021 - Weekly Market Commentary

Last week, investors noticed it. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which is a measure of inflation, rose 0.9 percent in October and 6.2 percent over the last 12 months, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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November 15, 2021

November 15, 2021 - Weekly Market Commentary

Last week, investors noticed it. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which is a measure of inflation, rose 0.9 percent in October and 6.2 percent over the last 12 months, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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November 8, 2021

November 8, 2021 - Weekly Market Commentary

Last week, we learned that economic growth slowed in the third quarter as a new wave of COVID-19 surged across the United States, reported The Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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November 1, 2021

November 1, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

Last week, we learned that economic growth slowed in the third quarter as a new wave of COVID-19 surged across the United States, reported The Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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October 25, 2021

October 25, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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October 18, 2021

October 18, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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October 15, 2021

Q3 Markets Broke Records

What did markets do in the quarter that just ended? What can we expect in the months ahead? There are a few things to keep an eye on. We broke down what you need to know about markets and the economy into a five-minute read. Click here to see it! Want to learn more about what […]

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October 11, 2021

Q3 2021 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the third quarter of 2020. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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October 10, 2021

What You Need to Know About Q3

What do you need to know about how markets performed last quarter (and what could happen this quarter)? We broke down what you need to know about markets and the economy into a five-minute read. Click here to check it out. Though some fundamentals continue to look strong, there are some concerns ahead. Click here to […]

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October 7, 2021

Storms ahead? What you need to know

The stock market got a little crazy last week. Is a storm coming? Let's take a look at what's driving markets right now. (Scroll to the end if you just want my takeaways.) A few things are driving the market volatility: Fears of a financial crisis in China. China's overheated real estate bubble is starting […]

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October 4, 2021

October 4, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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September 27, 2021

September 27, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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September 23, 2021

Retired life has changed in 10 years (why that matters)

A lot can change in 10 years.  Retirement is no exception.  In fact, folks retiring today are facing a different-looking retirement than those who retired a mere decade ago.1 What’s changed? Many things. For one, today’s retirees are living longer.2 These days, the average life expectancy is ~79 years, and many folks live longer than […]

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September 20, 2021

September 20, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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September 15, 2021

What to do if you want to be happier in retirement

Should you expect life to be better in retirement? Not according to roughly 1 in 5 folks.1 They think their golden years are worse than they expected.1 And they’re feeling anxious, lonely, depressed, and isolated in retired life.2 But it doesn’t have to be that way. Not for folks who want to break the mold and […]

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September 13, 2021

September 13, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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September 9, 2021

Breaking the retirement mold?

What’s the best age to retire at? How do you know when it’s the right time to retire? We often spend a lot of time pondering those questions. And we tend to confine our thinking to the financial side of things.1 How much do we need to retire and how far will our money go […]

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September 7, 2021

September 7, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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August 30, 2021

August 30, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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August 23, 2021

August 23, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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August 16, 2021

August 16, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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August 9, 2021

August 9, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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August 2, 2021

August 2, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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July 28, 2021

How the Markets Performed Last Quarter

What do you need to know about how markets performed last quarter (and what could happen this quarter)? We broke down what you need to know about markets and the economy into a five-minute read. Click here to check it out. Keeping up with markets and the economy is a big part of my job, […]

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July 26, 2021

July 26, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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July 25, 2021

Q2 2021 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the third quarter of 2020. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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July 19, 2021

July 19, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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July 6, 2021

July 6, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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July 1, 2021

How Far Could $1 Million Go In Retirement?

What part of retirement is most exciting to you? Most people share similar dreams for retirement, and there’s a fascinating split between the genders.1 According to one study, women tend to look forward to spending time with their families and volunteering.  Have you thought about the costs you’ll need to cover in retirement? The good […]

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June 28, 2021

June 28, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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June 24, 2021

Where do you dream of spending your golden years?

Are you planning to move or stay where you are? Where you end up could have a big impact on your costs of living and how far your nest egg could go. That’s a big reason why New Mexico is a growing hot spot for retirees.1 It costs them about $45,500 a year to live […]

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June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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June 14, 2021

How long could $1 million last if you retired tomorrow?

A million dollars isn't what it used to be. Howard Hughes How true is that when it comes to your retirement nest egg? A cool $1 million is a still big chunk of change. But is it enough to cover today’s retirement expenses? Just how many years could your dream retirement last on $1 million? A big […]

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June 7, 2021

June 07, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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June 1, 2021

June 01, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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May 29, 2021

How $140B in crypto was lost while prices soared

What if you had a fortune you could never get your hands on? What if the only thing standing between you and your millions was a forgotten password? That’s a painful reality for some cryptocurrency owners. They can’t access their digital wallets because they can’t remember their passwords. And because cryptocurrency is encrypted, these passwords […]

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May 24, 2021

May 24, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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April 26, 2021

April 26, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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April 19, 2021

April 19, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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April 10, 2021

Q1 2021 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the third quarter of 2020. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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March 29, 2021

March 29, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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March 22, 2021

March 22, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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March 15, 2021

March 15, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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March 8, 2021

March 8, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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March 2, 2021

March 1, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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February 16, 2021

February 16, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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February 16, 2021

What makes you happy?

There’s a lot we could be talking about this week. The pandemic. Vaccination rates. Earnings. Impeachment. Markets. Stimulus bills. Instead, how about we talk about something nice? What makes you happy?  What does “happiness” even mean? Is it a temporary state? Is it a long-term thing? I’ve heard happiness called being mindful of small moments […]

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February 10, 2021

What's your theme for 2021?

“Our business in life is not to get ahead of others but to get ahead of ourselves.” — E. Joseph Cossman Setting goals is one of the ways we go about that business. But it isn’t the only way we can make progress. When the future feels uncertain, and goals feel restrictive or overwhelming, themes can […]

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February 8, 2021

February 8, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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February 2, 2021

What are your goals for 2021?

Have you envisioned the specific outcomes you want? That can be hard to do in the face of uncertainty. And it’s not the best way to set goals and achieve real progress, no matter how uncertain or unpredictable things may be. Why? Because goals focused on a specific milestone or outcome only give you two […]

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February 1, 2021

February 1, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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January 25, 2021

January 25, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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January 19, 2021

January 19, 2021 - Weekly Market Report

The Markets Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the brakes hard in December.

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January 8, 2021

Q4 2020 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the third quarter of 2020. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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October 7, 2020

Q3 2020 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the third quarter of 2020. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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July 22, 2020

Q2 2020 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the second quarter of 2020. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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April 7, 2020

Q1 2020 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the second quarter of 2020. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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January 7, 2020

Q4 2019 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the fourth quarter of 2019. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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October 7, 2019

Q3 2019 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the third quarter of 2019. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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July 7, 2019

Q2 2019 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the second quarter of 2019. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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April 7, 2019

Q1 2019 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the first quarter of 2019. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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January 7, 2019

Q4 2018 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the fourth quarter of 2018. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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October 7, 2018

Q3 2018 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the third quarter of 2018. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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July 7, 2018

Q2 2018 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the second quarter of 2018. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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January 7, 2018

Q4 2017 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the fourth quarter of 2017. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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October 7, 2017

Q3 2017 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the third quarter of 2017. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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July 7, 2017

Q2 2017 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the second quarter of 2017. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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April 7, 2017

Q1 2017 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the first quarter of 2017. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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April 7, 0018

Q1 2018 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the first quarter of 2018. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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