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Forefront’s Monday Market Update 2021 most popular word? Transitory I had dinner with my parents this weekend, and my father was telling me about the cost of their rental car on a vacation they are taking in a few weeks. He kept telling me how the current state of inflation reminds him of the dark...
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Forefront’s Monday Market Update Will the great be good enough? As the week kicks off, so does Q2 earnings season with the big banks dominating the next few days. The consensus from analysts – this one is going to be a doozy. Earnings are generally compared from the same time last year, and the same...
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As January goes, so goes the year I love “rules” like this. Early in my career I used to pay close attention to them, like this one, “sell in May and go away”! There is probably as much scientific proof behind either of those “rules” as there is trusting Punxsutawney Phil with predicting the weather....
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by ACM Wealth ACM Wealth Administrator Tax Rates There are currently seven tax brackets, ranging from 10 percent to 37 percent. This rate structure was established under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and is set to expire January 1, 2026. Trump’s Plan: Maintain the current rate structure under the TCJA and therefore extend TCJA tax...
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by Dr. Charles Lieberman Chief Investment Officer The stock market continues to hang in near all-time S&P highs, even as unemployment is still quite high, virus cases spike, politicians are unable to agree on a fiscal stimulus package despite the agreed upon need, and election uncertainties loom.  How can this be? A critical part of the...
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by Jeff Deiss Harvesting losses on an annual basis is a prudent strategy that we employ and where we have more flexibility than other money managers because we focus on buying individual securities.  In addition to harvesting losses, investors should recognize that managing your gains is also part of investing (rebalancing).  The value of continuing...
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by Paul Broughton The current news is very concerning and, to many people, very disruptive.  We have fires raging in California and social unrest in many cities.  The presidential debates got off to an unruly and ugly start.  Voting by mail looks to be a divisive issue, and, in turn, may lead to a contested...
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Don’t be fooled by the talking heads on television, the only loser after the presidential shouting match last Tuesday evening were the people of the United States of America. The entire debate can be summed up in 2 words. Embarrassing and cringeworthy!   What is the market telling us? We saw markets have a knee...
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A 17-Year-Old Asked Me About Trading Options The title isn’t a hypothetical folks, it happened last week! My kids are typical, they ride their bikes up and down my street, trying to actively take years off of mine and Christina’s lives with their lack of discretion towards danger. Alas, we call in reinforcements from time...
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by Kevin Kern After 5 months of home confinement, dozens of ZOOM meetings and rearranging the furniture my wife Sheila decided we needed to get out of the house.  Before I knew enough to protest, we were on a plane to “Big Sky” country and Yellowstone National Park.  Normally I would have jumped at this idea...
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