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What Does a Financial Plan Look Like?

For anyone who has not worked with a Financial Advisor, this question has likely crossed their mind at least once. According to Statista,* 65% of Americans in 2020 indicated that they do not work with a Financial Advisor. Given how events unfolded last year, if there...

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Economic Update

Employment Employment numbers are important to review as they provide solid indicators for spending patterns and consumer confidence. Click the graph below for the most current information on employment.  Manufacturing The ISM manufacturing index (formerly known...

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Is Economic Volatility Imminent

Updated October 1st, 2021 I believe that we are at a point of inflection where risks of various types are weighing on the market as we remain relatively near all-time record high levels. What Are the Main Areas of Risk for the Financial Markets? Broadly, I would...

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Is The Economic Cycle Shifting?

David, Brandon & Brian Wesbury- First Trust Event Is The Economic Cycle Shifting? I believe that the most pressing concern on the minds of my clients at the present time is inflation, and the evidence that is beginning to suggest a slowing of economic activity. On...

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Economic Update: Is Stagflation Back?

Economic Update: Is Stagflation Back? As you know, we have been discussing the potential for economic softness since the beginning of the year.  Recently, we’ve reviewed many individual metrics that are beginning to show a correlation that reflects the weakness...

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