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By:  Dr. Charles Lieberman, CIO and Dr. JoAnne Feeney, PM CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BOOKLET The meltdown in the markets and the economy seem to be happening at warp speed. How can this be put to bed, so Americans can have a sense that the crisis will end? The policy needs seem reasonably clear. Policymakers...
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by Jeff Deiss CFP, AEP, Wealth Advisor The answer to the question, “where is the stock market headed over the next three months?”, is on everyone’s mind and remains unknown. Much depends, as we’ve been describing for the past two weeks, on how quickly we all shut down our activity in order to stop the spread...
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by Kevin Strauss The economic upheaval triggered by efforts to mitigate COVID-19’s spread is disrupting not only equity markets, but also the fixed income world in ways that have surprised many investors. Volatility has jumped in a market where investors thought they were shielded. But the news is not all bad. The source of the...
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Written by ACM Wealth Advisors Capital Management (ACM) is fully functional during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak with employees throughout the country working remotely as well as multiple in-office locations.  Should the Coronavirus outbreak require ACM to direct more in-office employees to work remotely we are confident that our clients should not see any difference in...
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  Written by Kevin Kern “Your money or your life?” is the crystal clear offer that muggers will give their victims to minimize a scuffle.  Those in their right minds will hand over their wallet and spare their lives.  The markets, economy, and investors are getting mugged right now by COVID-19.  Though tempting to hold...
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Written by Dr. Charles Lieberman The market’s been pummeled by two shocks, the coronavirus and the collapse in oil prices. Both will depress the U.S. and global economies. Much depends on how policymakers respond. So there’s considerable uncertainty on both accounts. Coronavirus The coronavirus is still being transmitted widely and testing remains inadequate, even though...
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Lost in the impeachment and coronavirus headlines the last couple weeks was the January 29th U.S. ratification signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement, known as USMCA. Viewed as mildly positive for the U.S. but crucial for Mexico, the deal replaces the 26-year old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Not yet ratified by Canada, but expected...
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by Joseph Pecoraro In recent years, the market has been pushed by mega cap names that trade at high price-to earnings ratios. The price-to-earnings ratio (P/E ratio) is the ratio used to value a company and provide a relative comparison to its historical ratio or other companies. The calculation for the P/E ratio is: current share...
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by Dr. JoAnne Feeney Portfolio Manager The broader U.S. economy appears to be growing solidly, yet many pundits wonder for just how long stocks can continue to rise. Valuations in most sectors are markedly above 5- and 10-year averages. Still, the big picture reveals that employers are creating more jobs (even with labor in short supply),...
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by Dr. Charles Lieberman Chief Investment Officer Investors got two out of three wishes this past week, as a trade deal was finally struck with the Chinese and the U.K. gave Boris Johnson an overwhelming mandate for Brexit.  The remaining open sore for investors is the impeachment of Donald Trump, although that cloud is likely to...
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