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3 Reasons Your Municipal Bonds May Not Be as Safe as You Think

Through our regular analysis and discussions with colleagues and financial industry professionals, we continue to see evidence regarding the lack of proper oversight and expertise required to evaluate the true risks of municipal bonds. There are three areas of concern you should know more about if you own municipal bonds in your portfolio.[...]

Are the Stock Market and Construction Industry in Sync?

Gross Mendelsohn just completed their 2018 Maryland Construction Industry Survey, which revealed a high level of optimism among contractors. . While a positive outlook is reassuring for those working in the industry, the stock market could be foreshadowing something a little different. Should Contractors Be Bracing for a Slow Down [...]

4 Tips to Ensure Your Nonprofit Keeps on Giving This Holiday Season

Nonprofits often struggle when it comes to investing their hard earned donations. Your nonprofit was established to improve the world and the fear of losing charitable funds due to market fluctuations can complicate making sound investment choices. Regardless of the mission of your non-profit, all investing decisions must be made to serve your philanthropic goal, [...]

Unlock 5 Advantages of Advisor-Guided Retirement Plans

With most Americans concerned that they won’t be able to retire on time, or perhaps worse, will outlive their retirement income, it’s time for business owners to get serious about employee-sponsored retirement plans. These plans are a primary money stream for individuals in their retirement years, making it absolutely essential that they’re designed to benefit […]

Investment Outlook: Earnings! Earnings! Earnings!

Stocks Fly! Stock markets are off to a strong start in 2017 fueled by healthy earnings growth. As companies in the S&P 500 index begin to report their results for the 1st quarter, aggregate sales and earnings growth are currently up 4.4% and 13.2%, respectively, when compared to last year. Political tailwinds? While much of […]

“The Plow Horse is Dead”

We continue to observe evidence of accelerating economic growth, an environment that historically bodes very well for stocks. We remain optimistic and anticipate a positive investment climate to persist for much of 2017. Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist for First Trust Portfolios, shares a similar viewpoint in this short video about how and why he believes […]

#Brexit

What happened? On June 23, United Kingdom (UK) voters sent shockwaves through financial markets around the world by opting to leave the European Union (EU) by a 52% to 48% margin. The vote, commonly referred to as “Brexit” (by merging Britain and exit), sent the British Pound to a 31 year low versus the U.S. Dollar. [...]

Does your crystal ball bounce?

What is happening in the stock market? We currently observe weakening economic conditions and slowing corporate earnings growth combined with elevated equity valuations. With the odds of the U.S. economy slipping into recession increasing and heightened levels of geopolitical risk, we believe it is prudent to focus on capital preservation, reduce portfolio risk, and [...]