Category: News

The Biggest Issue Facing Your Employees Today

Thad Schlaud

The current economic landscape, with its rising living costs and lingering student debt, has shifted employees’ financial stress points. Recent studies, including the “Retirement Readiness 2023” report, from Buck, an integrated HR, pensions and benefits consulting firm, illuminate a stark reality: the immediate financial…

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A Global Recession in 2023: Are We There Yet?

Thad Schlaud

Pay heed to rising bankruptcies but examine other economic indicators too. As we approach summer, there has been a fair share of speculation and concerns about an impending global recession (sometimes even from me!). And concerns over a potential global recession have intensified as bankruptcies surge and many economic indicators…

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Retirement Plan Mistakes

Thad Schlaud

Are you making mistakes in your retirement planning without even realizing it? In this video I’ll cover the top 4 retirement planning mistakes to avoid so you can enjoy your golden years without scrimping in the meantime.

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FTX Was Waving the Same Madoff Red Flags

Thad Schlaud

In the span of just a few days, cryptocurrency exchange FTX – the world’s third largest cryptocurrency exchange with more than 1 million users – filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A few days later, cryptocurrency lender BlockFi announced that it was “not able to do business as usual” and paused…

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Third Quarter 2022 Review and Outlook

David Martin

The third quarter of this year started out so promising. After the worst first half since 1970, the S&P 500 rallied 17.4% from its June 16 low to its August 16 high. But stronger-than-expected inflation reports, and a hawkish Fed proved to be too much for the market, and the…

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Elon, Twitter, and the Importance of Due Diligence

Thad Schlaud

Elon Musk – the world’s richest person – recently announced that he was pulling out of his agreement to buy Twitter (good luck!), saying that there was a lack of information about the number of Twitter users made up by bots. In a letter sent to Twitter, Musk said that…

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The Fed Raises Rates, Should You Sell Bonds?

Thad Schlaud

Don’t let public perceptions drive your investing because that’s speculating. On May 4th, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 50 basis points and scaled back other pandemic-era economic support, as it stepped-up its fight against the highest inflation we’ve seen in 40 years. “Inflation is much…

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It Might Not Be Enough to Diversify at the Asset Class Level

Ben Klamo

Traditional investing, frequently coined a “buy and hold” investment strategy, incorporates a mix of assets that create a portfolio of investments. This portfolio of assets generates an expected return given an investors’ risk profile. We refer to this type of investing as Strategic Asset Allocation (SAA). At the core of…

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If Russia Invades Ukraine, What Should You Do?

Thad Schlaud

Wall Street has little recent history to go from, but two things are very likely. Starting in late 2021 and throughout all of 2022, Wall Street has debated what markets might do if Russia invades Ukraine. On February 11, Jake Sullivan, the White House national security adviser, warned that Russia…

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