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Vol-a-what?

Vol-a-what?

OVERVIEW The major U.S. stock indices ended the week in mixed territory. The S&P 500 gained 0.16 percent, but the Dow and the Nasdaq edged lower by 0.13 and 0.10 percent, respectively. The largest weekly gains came from small-cap stocks, which rose by 0.87...

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2019 Labor Day Letter

2019 Labor Day Letter

Happy Labor Day! As you know, this holiday is for celebrating the Labor Movement and the contributions workers have made to our nation’s history. But in recent years, as our society has grown ever more automated and modernized, I sometimes think we forget how...

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Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July

Almost two-and-a-half centuries ago, fifty-six great Americans signed the Declaration of Independence. It was a document that would change the world, but after the Revolutionary War ended, it languished in relative obscurity for many years. In fact, to many, the...

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Normandy. D-Day. Operation Overlord. The events of June 6, 1944 are known by many names, and have been commemorated in countless books, dramas, and documentaries. You’ve seen the pictures of GIs wading through rough, freezing water onto a murderous, mine-strewn beach....

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Five Things to Know About Market Volatility

Five Things to Know About Market Volatility

Presented by Cliff Robello, CFP®, ChFC®Okay, let’s all take a deep breath.It’s been a rough fourth quarter for the markets. It seems like week after week, the major indexes – like the Dow and S&P 500 – get hammered by volatility. These days, just about every news...

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Ten Ways to Show Veterans We Care

Ten Ways to Show Veterans We Care

Presented by Cliff Robello, CFP®, ChFC®Every year on Veterans Day, we take time to think about the sacrifices made by those in uniform. We say, “Thank you for your service,” to any veterans we know. Perhaps we attend a local parade or event that celebrates...

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Four Things You Should Know About the Midterms

Four Things You Should Know About the Midterms

Presented by Cliff Robello, CFP®, ChFC®I present you with two quotes:“Democracy is the form of government in which the free are rulers.” – Aristotle“I tell you, all politics is applesauce.” – Will RogersWhichever quote best describes your attitude about the upcoming...

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Labor Day

Labor Day

Presented by Cliff Robello, CFP®, ChFC®It's easy to treat Labor Day as little more than the last summer holiday. As one more opportunity to visit the lake. As a day for barbecues or sipping lemonade on the hammock. After all, Labor Day lacks the historical traditions...

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Memorial Day | The Shot Heard Round the World

Memorial Day | The Shot Heard Round the World

Presented by Cliff Robello, CFP®, ChFC®Lexington and Concord. For many, they’re just names, now. Names out of a history book.But there’s a funny thing about history: When you look closer, new names start to appear. It’s like holding a magnifying glass over a...

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