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The Best Chart Ever!

Despite an average intra-year decline of (-)13.8% for the S&P 500 since 1980, the average annual return ended up being a positive +12.8% return thirty-two out of the last thirty-eight years! So, as the trade war with China heats up and the market responds...

Quiet Before the Storm

Has anyone noticed how quiet the financial markets have become since the Q4 2018 stock market drop and subsequent Q1 2019 rebound?  In fact, the S&P 500 is back up to the highest point ever reached in September 2018.  Further, since September 2015, the...

Tax Planning 2019 and Beyond

There is not much you can do about lowering your 2018 tax liability just a few days before the April 15th filing deadline, but, since taxes are on everyone’s mind, it seems like a good opportunity to think about moves you can make to affect the outcome of your 2019...