Stock Market

How To Invest

Investing is not always about what you do (i.e. choosing where to invest), it’s equally about what you do not do.  In many cases, doing nothing is the best strategy.  One of the primary, less mentioned responsibilities of a Financial Planner is to protect clients from themselves, especially in the short term when they are …

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Volatility, China, and Oil

by Dimensional Fund Advisors January 2016 saw the worst start to the year for the S&P 500 in history, while the Chinese equity market experienced a decline in prices as well as continued volatility and a decline in oil prices coincided with a decline in stock prices. These events provide an opportunity to examine several …

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The Ultimate Tax Shelter

If you are eligible to but are not taking advantage of itemized deductions on your tax return, then you could be missing out on thousands of dollars in tax savings. Many people do itemize but are capped because they make too much money. And if you’re in this camp, maybe you’re wondering what you can …

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(VIDEO) Volatility in the Stock Market

There has been a downward spiral in the stock market in the last couple months and people are concerned. Could it have something to do with China? Are there other factors? As an investor what should you do? Check out the video to see my take on the recent volatility. Brad E.S. Tinnon CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

2016: 10 Predictions to Count On

The New Year is a customary time to speculate. In a digital age, when past forecasts are available online, market and media professionals find it harder to hide their blushes when their financial predictions go awry. But there are ways around that. Ten Predictions to Count On by Jim Parker of DFA Australia Limited shows us …

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Are you wondering why your diversified portfolio has not performed as well as the U.S. stock market (S&P 500) lately? If so, let me ease your concern. It is not appropriate for your diversified portfolio to have earned the same monstrous returns that the S&P 500 has lately. Reason being is that the majority of investments in your …

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