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Are Gen Xers Planning for Retirement the Right Way?

By | Investments, Portfolio Management, Retirement, Retirement Planning, Retirement Savings, Wealth Management | No Comments

Some are planning wisely for retirement, but others are beset by mistakes.   Generation X has become the new “sandwich” generation. Many Americans born during the years 1965-80 are finding themselves caring for aging parents and growing kids at once, with little time to devote to their personal finances or…

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From ZIRP to NIRP

By | Federal Reserve, Investments, Portfolio Management, US Markets, Wealth Management | No Comments

Written by Alasdair Macleod, Seeking Alpha The sudden end of the Fed’s ambition to raise interest rates above the zero bound, coupled with the FOMC’s minutes, which expressed concerns about emerging market economies, has got financial scribblers writing about negative interest rate policies (NIRP). Coincidentally, Andrew Haldane, the chief economist…

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The Uber-Dove vs The Black Swans

By | Credit Cards, Economy, Federal Reserve, Inflation, Investments, Portfolio Management, US Markets, Wealth Management | No Comments

Writtten by First Trust Portfolio economists Brian Wesbury, Robert Stein and Strider Elass   You couldn’t have missed it.  Only stages full of GOP presidential candidates or the Super Bowl have ever had more media attention.  Yes, we are talking about the Federal Reserve’s thundering announcement on Thursday – of…

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