Putting a Bow on 2022

To paint the picture, we start by presenting a few statistics for the S&P 500 for the past three calendar years in Figure 2.Over the entire period, the index reached 114 all-time highs, but only one came in 2022 – on the first trading day of the year.

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Worried About Stocks? 

We are living in a time of extreme uncertainty and the anxiety that comes along with it. Against the backdrop of war, humanitarian crisis, and economic hardship, it’s natural to wonder what effect these world events will have on our long-term investment performance.

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Preparing for the Tax Season

Reducing your tax burden can help you manage your wealth and free up money to meet your financial goals and build your legacy. But tax rules are complicated, and you may need help understanding all the methods you can use to minimize your tax burden. Your financial advisor is one resource you can tap to help you develop strategies….

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Elections & Markets

As the election nears, here’s a chart that caught us by surprise.  What you see below is a graph of three separate $10,000 investments beginning in 1896 through June 2020.  The gray line represents $10,000 fully invested regardless of which party occupies the White House.  The blue line is only invested during a Democratic WH and red only during a Republican WH…

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Total Cost of Ownership

Costs matter. Whether you’re buying a car or selecting an investment strategy, the costs you expect to pay are likely to be an important factor in making any major financial decision.
People rely on a lot of different information about costs to help inform these decisions. When you buy a car, for example, the sticker price indicates approximately…

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