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I don’t know who needs to hear this, but …….. Stocks don’t always go up. I can’t believe I need to be saying this, especially since we either experienced 2008/2009 first hand with our own portfolios and wallets, or we watched what it did to our parent’s portfolios and wallets. Watching the madness in the...
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By JoAnne Feeney Portfolio Manager Many investors benefitted last year from the sharp appreciation in stocks of popular work-from-home companies represented by the FANG stocks (FB, AMZN, NFLX, GOOG), while those looking for income were left behind. This year is off to a very different start as last week’s gyrations made clear, and rightly so....
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Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) If you ask any of my friends, many of whom are clients and reading this right now, they will tell you I suffer from an extreme case of FOMO. Fear of missing out. I have passed it along to my daughter who will hold her eyelids open rather than go...
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Taxes, Taxes, Taxes Do you remember your first job? Mine was at CVS, stocking shelves at first and eventually as a cashier. I remember coming home with my first pay check, absolutely beaming. I opened it with my father, and promptly asked “what the heck is FICA and why is it taking all of my...
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There is no such thing as a free lunch We have all heard the saying before, but what does it REALLY mean? This is the first economic lesson I ever remember, and I learned it in my 9th-grade history class with Mr. Quigley. I find myself repeating the phrase to my children constantly these days,...
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By ACM Wealth ACM Wealth Administrator Is a U.S.-China War over Taiwan Imminent? If you believe some of the recent headlines, yes.  For example, Forbes published an article titled Those Bombers China Sent Toward Taiwan? They Were a Dress Rehearsal For War. The piece discussed military tactics China would use to attack and unify Taiwan.  The article suggested a...
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By Dr. Charles Lieberman Chief Investment Officer The roiling of the equity market by individuals using Reddit to act collusively in stocks like GameStop, AMC Entertainment, Blackberry, and numerous others is likely to continue for the near-term.  Many hedge funds that are short these stocks will be forced to cover their shorts and will suffer...
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                By Randall Coleman CFA The word of the week is “inauguration.” Wednesday is inauguration day, bringing with it all the pomp, circumstance and government transition associated with it. The United States will have a new president and vice president and how will markets react? (Quiz time!): Stocks...
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By Charles Lieberman Chief Investment Officer Monetary policy remains highly accommodative, as unemployment is still high in the aftermath of a sharp, deep recession, while inflation remains below the Fed’s 2% plus objective.  Many people fear that the Fed’s injection of trillions in liquidity will cause inflation to surge.  We do not see rising inflation...
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The catalyst to the correction When Christina (my wife) and I first met I told her that one of the things she will have to deal with over time is how I watch sports. I yell at the TV, and although she thinks I am nuts, I let her know that the coaches and players...
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