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Red, White and Blue Investing

By Steven Rogé, MBA, AIF®, CMFC® Director of Research and Portfolio Management We occasionally get questions regarding our domestic equity investment focus. As our clients know, we’ve had this domestic bias for several years now. We made this decision after months of research and collaboration with industry experts to validate or dismiss our thesis that...
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How to Respond to a Cyber-Attack

What do you do if you become a victim of identity theft, cyber-attack or data breach?  The following are the steps you need to take courtesy of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. WITHIN THE FIRST 24-48 HOURS: Call your advisor, regardless of where or how the breach occurred, so he/she can watch for any suspicious...
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Managing Lotto Winnings

By Steven Rogé, MBA, AIF®, CMFC® Director of Research and Portfolio Management While we rang in the New Year with the Times Square ball drop, a lucky person just a few miles east in Long Island New York has been celebrating watching the mega millions ball drop in their favor. The Mega Millions drawing was...
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The Importance of Personal Umbrella Policies

  What would happen if you or your child caused a car accident that resulted in serious injuries or the deaths of others? How would you pay for the treatment and damages of someone who was hurt in your home and claimed negligence? What happens when they claim to have suffered greatly because of the...
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Recent Market Volatility

By Steven Rogé, MBA, AIF®, CMFC® Director of Research and Portfolio Management The S&P 500 closed in bear market territory last week for the first time since 2008.  A bear market is defined as a loss of greater than 20% from its previous high, which occurred in September of 2018.  The stock market has been...
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T’was the Night Before Harry’s Retirement

  In January 2006 I wrote the following poem titled, “T’was the Night Before Harry’s Retirement.” I paraphrased the 1823 poem from Clement C. Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas” to describe some of the problems we are seeing today with clients who are nearing retirement. More than a decade later the poem is still...
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Has the Stock Market Gone Loco? (Did the President actually use the word loco?)

By Steven Rogé, MBA, AIF®, CMFC® Director of Research and Portfolio Management Wednesday’s stock market drop of over 800 points (over 3%) on the Dow Jones Industrials Average surprised many investors. Comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell set in motion the rise in interest rates. Investors scrutinize every comment from the Chairman to glean...
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5 Tips From Highly Successful People

By Kelley Caponigro Assistant to the Chairman & CEO Although there are many different definitions of success, the four main elements that contribute to success are freedom of time, money, relationships, and purpose. Dan Sullivan, founder of The Strategic Coach, Inc., says that “when you lose sight of these four freedoms, that’s when you start...
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Tariffs, Quotas, and Modern-Day Protectionism

By Steven Rogé, MBA, AIF®, CMFC® Director of Research and Portfolio Manager In keeping with one of President Donald Trump’s promises, we recently saw the enactment of tariffs aimed at reversing unfair trade practices of the Chinese state sponsor companies. This first step was aimed at the steel industry with tariffs on an estimated $60...
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