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Read Forefront’s Amit Chopra’s comments on the impact that the Coronavirus is having on investments in the stock market. Learn how you can protect your retirement savings. Read the full article here.
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In the 20-year period ending 2018, six of the best days in the market occurred within two weeks of the ten worst days.* If you missed those six best days your annualized return for 20 years was 2.01%. If you stayed invested your annualized return was 5.62%.* This point emphasizes the importance of staying invested....
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By: Kevin Kelly – Portfolio Manager United States, the 10-year Treasury Bond yields less than 1.5% and the 30-year Treasury Bond provides less than 2.0%, a new all-time low. The average investment grade bond yield is the lowest in history at around 2.60%. The Japanese 10-year is negative 0.07% while the German 10-year yields are...
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by Randall Coleman Even as China has locked down Wuhan, the city of 11 million where Novel Coronavirus (2019 nCoV) originated, cases continue to multiply and spread. Infections have already been reported in 14 other countries as health officials strive to contain the outbreak. These statistics are virtually certain to be outdated by the time this...
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by Jeff Deiss As the Coronavirus outbreak and additional cases occur around the globe, the markets are reflecting this growing worry. Thus far, the markets have responded in a fashion consistent with past epidemics. Equity market corrections of 5% to 10% are common, occurring on average about once or twice per year.  History has shown that...
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by Paul Broughton Recent economic data, the spread of the coronavirus, falling interest rates, and a flattening yield curve may be giving investors pause. The S&P 500 dropped 1.5% last Thursday and Friday to lock in a 1% decline for the month. Recent adverse news has been concerning and worth watching, but it can also be...
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by Joseph Pecoraro Investors and the media look to the S&P 500 index to benchmark portfolio stock performance.  Many investors believe that by purchasing the index they have a diversified equity portfolio.  This couldn’t be further from the truth. The S&P 500 index is a top-heavy index that is weighted towards large cap, or mega cap...
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by Dr. Charles Lieberman The stock market doesn’t need a reason to go down.  Nonetheless, we remain positive on its prospects for 2020, given that we see little risk of recession, a deal with China on trade, moderate GDP growth, a resumption in growth in corporate profits, still moderate inflation and a Fed likely to keep...
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by Jeff Deiss CFP, AEP, Wealth Advisor With all the news reviews of the past year and decade coming across your desk or screen this week, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for continued trust and support. The past decade and the past year have seen ACM continue to grow and we would...
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by Kevin Kelly Portfolio Manager 2019 was an exceptionally strong year for fixed income, as well as for the equity markets. One consequence is that 2020 will be more challenging and require a somewhat different approach. We are unlikely to see the strong returns we captured in 2019, so we must position for low rates and...
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