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IRA Distribution Time

Information abounds on why and when you should contribute to a tax-deferred savings plan such as an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Less is known about what happens in retirement when you have to take money out of these plans. For those who turned 70 ½ years or older in 2016, pay attention, because it’s distribution time. read more…

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A good news Thanksgiving

turkey-thanksAs we all sit down to our Thanksgiving dinner today, there is a lot to be thankful for on the economic front this year. For many, it may not feel that way but trust me there are some reasons to be hopeful. read more…

So far, so good.

This week the Trump rally continued. Two out of the three indexes are flirting with record highs. It feels like the markets want to go even higher, so don’t pay attention to those who do not understand the dynamics that are playing out in the markets. read more…

Investors need to chill

If you are feeling like today is the beginning of an American Armageddon, you are not alone. Wall Street, most of the media, and almost all of the country’s establishment share your concerns. Those concerns are overblown.

If you are tempted to sell your investments, either as a form of protest or because you genuinely believe that Donald Trump will lead us all into economic perdition, don’t do it. Instead, calm down, take a deep breath and put your thinking cap on. read more…

The Trump Dump

 

Markets took it on the chin this week after trading in a tight range for almost two months. As the polls tightened and “The Donald” appears to have gotten back in the game, investors started to dump stocks. Is this a prelude to what will happen next week if the GOP candidate actually does win? read more…

Elections and the market

 

After 18 months of waiting, investors will finally have their chance to vote both with their ballot on November 8th and with their money on November 9th. Given that this presidential contest has been one of the most unpredictable and volatile in modern history, many fear that the market’s response to the outcome will be equally as volatile. What should you do? read more…

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Bill Schmick was born in a blue-collar neighborhood of Philadelphia, just a few blocks north of “Rocky Balboa” territory where most of his Catholic schoolmates grew up to be either cops or criminals. He narrowly escaped both professions by volunteering to fight in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine... Read More

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