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September 13, 2016
Market Commentary - September 12, 2016

The Markets Blame it on the central banks! After 44 consecutive sleepy, summer days when Barron’s reported the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index opened and closed without a 1 percent move in either direction, the index tumbled last week – and so did indices in other markets around the world. What roused investors from complacency? […]

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August 16, 2016
Market Commentary - August 16, 2016

How do you measure stock market valuation? If you look at conventional measures – like price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios – then U.S. stock markets appear to be pricey. The Wall Street Journal reported trailing 12-month P/E ratios are high when compared to 10-year averages. High P/E ratios haven’t dampened investors’ interest in U.S. stocks, and share […]

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December 15, 2015
Waiting with baited breath...12/15/2015 By: Angela Bender

December is historically a robust month in the Equity markets as measured by the S&P 500. This period of time has even given birth to the famed nickname the “Santa Clause” rally. This year, along with the strange El Nino Weather pattern in the Northeast, we are left to wonder is Santa Clause indeed going […]

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November 7, 2015
The Basics of Tax Loss Harvesting - November 7, 2015

You may have heard of tax loss harvesting. Some people harvest losses every year, while others do so only when they have taken significant capital gains or have received more income than expected during a given year (perhaps they sold a business, received an inheritance, or collected a sizeable bonus). Tax loss harvesting occurs when […]

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October 30, 2015
If the Market is up, should we be buying? - By: Angela M Bender

After the last three weeks the market has recovered some of its losses, so why aren’t we buying? This is a question that we get a lot after we have taken protection and raised some cash in client portfolios. Everyone gets nervous that they are missing out on some extra gains, but truthfully the high […]

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October 28, 2015
Halloween – By the Numbers - October 28, 2015

A number you’re probably not looking for is 1.5 billion. That’s the number of pounds of pumpkins grown every year. History.com said that’s more than twice the weight of the Empire State Building. Here are a few other interesting statistics related to Halloween:1 9 billion pieces of candy corn are sold each year (about 36 […]

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September 1, 2015
Risk Management is part of Investing- By Angela Bender

As volatility has been spiking in the equity market, I just have to ask, do you have a strategy? Often when I meet with potential new clients this is a question I pose. More times than not they look at me as if I am speaking a foreign language that they can’t quite understand. As […]

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August 18, 2015
A Letter to My Daughter As She Heads Off to College- By Angela Bender

 The old saying “time flies” is never truer than when you are preparing to send your child off to college for the first time. You think back to when she started school, and all of the milestones she’s attained since. Middle School, Braces, First Dances, First Sleep Away Camp, High school, first time driving, getting […]

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July 6, 2015
Blog- Paying for College

Paying for College While your high school student is taking standardized tests, parsing college choices, and raring for graduation, you’ll probably find yourself spending some time with net income calculators on college websites. Whether your family’s income level qualifies you for significant aid or limits you to merit scholarships, you’ll quickly discover that tuition is […]

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