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July 12, 2022
Summer 2022 Investor Letter: A Bear Of A Market
The first half of 2022 has been a series of near records for both the economy and the investment markets. Inflation is at a level last seen in 1982, the S&P…
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July 12, 2022
Small Businesses In A Sour Mood
The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index has fallen a near record thirteen points from a year ago. The June Index level was reported at 89.5 and the NFIB report…
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July 11, 2022
Investors Remain Bearish, Maybe A Positive For Equities
Both individual and institutional investors continue to express a low level of bullishness, levels generally associated with equity market bottoms. There does…
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July 7, 2022
Retirement Meditation #27: Are retirement plan distributions for hardship a good idea?
Author: Paul A. Carl, CHSA, CPFA Vice President, Retirement Plan Consulting, Registered…
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June 30, 2022
Retirement Meditation #26: Should I take an in-service withdrawal from my retirement plan?
Author: Paul A. Carl, CHSA, CPFA Vice President, Retirement Plan Consulting, Registered…
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June 24, 2022
Maybe The Beginning Of An Equity Market Recovery
The S&P 500 Index closed up 6.33% for the week ending June 24, 2022. For investors this feels like an enormous win after the market was down -10.93% in the…
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June 24, 2022
Retirement Meditation #25: Should I borrow from my 401(k) Plan account?
Author: Paul A. Carl, CHSA, CPFA Vice President, Retirement Plan Consulting, Registered…
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June 24, 2022
Investor Sentiment Remains Decidedly Bearish
Both individual and institutional investor sentiment is expressing bearishness on future equity returns. The AAII individual investor sentiment survey bull…
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June 21, 2022
Might An Equity Market Bottom Be Near?
The current market environment is certainly one of the most difficult ones navigated by investors in recent years. Incorporating some of the technical…
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June 17, 2022
Retirement Meditation #24: How does disability insurance work into my retirement planning?
Author: Paul A. Carl, CHSA, CPFA Vice President, Retirement Plan Consulting, Registered…
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June 10, 2022
Retirement Meditation #23: Who should I name as the beneficiary of my retirement plan account?
Author: Paul A. Carl, CHSA, CPFA Vice President, Retirement Plan Consulting, Registered…
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