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MARKET QUICK HITS

After falling 19.4% in 2022, the S&P 500 Index rallied 6.2% in January 2023. Since 1945, there have been five other years where the S&P

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TO THE CONTRARY…

The University of Michigan’s consumer confidence index has been around for over forty years. As you might guess from its name, it measures how US

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HOUSING ON FIRE

Many of our clients have recently received annual notices of property tax assessments on their homes, and those assessments are higher across the board. In

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1ST QUARTER INVESTMENT COMMENTARY

The first quarter tested the resilience of financial markets. Numerous economic and geopolitical issues are weighing on investors’ confidence about the future, while most traditional

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HOW ABOUT A RAISE?

Retirees receiving Social Security benefits are seeing a significant increase in their January checks. 70 million Americans are getting a 5.9% increase in their monthly

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THE COFFERS ARE FULL

The pandemic and government stimulus has been good for states revenue. States collect revenue primarily from sales, income and real estate tax and their coffers

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JANUARY JITTERS

The smooth road stocks have been traveling on has recently gotten a lot bumpier. Several issues have surfaced almost simultaneously that have led investors to

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NEW DIGS

Many of you may not be aware that we made a few upgrades around the office this past year. Specifically, we added more meeting rooms,

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