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When Will the Business Cycle Peak?

As the recovery lengthens further, this is a natural question to ask. Provided by Kenneth Hagel This decade has brought a long economic rebound to many parts of America. As 2017 ebbs into 2018, some of the statistics regarding this comeback are truly impressive:*Payrolls have grown, month after month, for more than seven years. *The

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Holiday Wrap Up 2017

A look back at 2017 thus far Presented by Kenneth Hagel The year in brief. Investors have had much to celebrate in 2017. Halfway through November, the S&P 500 had gained more than 15% since the start of the year; the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up more than 18% year-to-date; the Nasdaq Composite, more

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Weekly Economic Update

Kenneth Hagel Presents: WEEKLY QUOTE “Learn to obey before you command.” Solon WEEKLY TIP At what age do you want to retire? 62? 65? 70? Having a specific age in mind will help you solidify and refine your retirement plan. WEEKLY RIDDLE Ray pulls out of his driveway and immediately drives at 55 miles per

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Weekly Economic Update

Kenneth Hagel Presents: WEEKLY QUOTE “Young is the one that plunges into the future and never looks back.” Milan Kundera WEEKLY TIP If you are trying to rebuild or ramp up your retirement savings in your forties or fifties, avoid grasping at straws. Extremely speculative, high-risk investments are often hard to understand and may drastically

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MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE

MONTHLY QUOTE “There is no stigma attached to recognizing a bad decision in time to install a better one.” – Laurence J. Peter MONTHLY TIP Remind your college student that their ability or inability to manage credit while in school could affect them for years after they leave campus. MONTHLY RIDDLE They can hurt without

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Why DIY Investment Management Is Such a Risk

Paying attention to the wrong things becomes all too easy. Provided by Kenneth Hagel If you ever have the inkling to manage your investments on your own, that inkling is worth reconsidering. Do-it-yourself investment management is generally a bad idea for the retail investor for myriad reasons. Getting caught up in the moment. When you

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Riding Out This Volatile Market

A major global selloff unfolds. Is a bottom near? Provided by Ken Hagel When will the stock market stabilize? As the last trading week of August began, worried investors wondered just that. Gains for the major indices were hard to imagine at Monday’s opening bell, but few imagined the Dow Jones Industrial Average would drop

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