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By: Paul Broughton Original Content by ACM Wealth July 1st marked the point of the longest economic expansion in U.S. history which started on June 1, 2009.  And this past week saw all three major equity indices reach all-time highs.  In the first half of 2019, the S&P climbed 18.5%, having had its best first half...
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By Jeff Deiss, CFP, AEP, Wealth Advisor Original Content by ACM Wealth There are plenty of articles on what your child should bring with him/her to college, how to decide on a major, and even how to deal with a new roommate, but nobody ever talks about what happens when things go wrong. Before your...
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By David Lieberman, Managing Partner, Portfolio Manager I was recently coaching my son’s travel baseball team for a typical game during our busy summer season and one of the kids on our team was batting while I was manning first base. The first pitch arrived, a close pitch but probably just a bit too far...
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Growing up as a Midwest farm kid in the 1970s, I frequently listened to the group Kansas. One of my favorite songs was “The Point of Know Return.”  The seemingly grammatically incorrect title was intentional.  The lyrics signaled the crossing of an imaginary line beyond the known, familiar, and safe to the new, unexplored, and...
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By Jeff Deiss, CFP, AEP, Wealth Advisor Original Content by ACM Wealth Financial elder fraud today is a sophisticated endeavor and it can happen to anyone.  I’ve received three bogus email alerts myself this week claiming to be from my bank.  I also regularly hear the conversations my wife or her brothers are having with...
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By Randall Coleman, Portfolio Manager, CFA Original Content by ACM Wealth It’s not hidden, it’s not a secret, and everyone is part of it. Hidden in plain view are the demographic trends that drive the long-term evolution of populations and by, extension, societies. Frequently, short-term market gyrations capture investor interest at the expense of inexorable trends...
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By Jeff Deiss, CFP, AEP, Wealth Advisor Original Content by ACM Wealth We wrote a piece in 2017 about the importance of maintaining equities in your portfolio and how, academically, equities provide the best investment outcome over long periods of time.  In contrast to what we know academically, we also talked about the psychological benefits...
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Original Content by ACM Wealth Written by Pimm Fox (Bloomberg: June 3, 2019) — When markets start playing an unfamiliar tune, it’s worth listening to an experienced money manager such as Chuck Lieberman, a founding member of Advisors Capital Management, former chief economist at Chase Bank and former head of the monetary analysis staff at...
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Original Content by AMC Wealth Written by Jeff Deiss, CFP, AEP, Wealth Advisor In investing, cash is generally viewed as something best avoided or minimized. Holding some may be necessary for basic liquidity/emergency needs, but mainstream investment advice is to keep as little on hand as possible and to put the rest to work toward...
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Original Content by AMC Wealth Written by Dr. Joanne Feeney, Portfolio Manager The yin and yang of U.S. markets were on display yet again over the last couple of weeks as the S&P first fell 3.3%, but then rose 4.4% last week. Even as the market dropped on Trump’s threatened tariffs on Mexico and as...
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