Money In Motion June 2021

The Cryptocurrency Conundrum
It’s more important than ever to be aware of your risk tolerance
The Quiet Fall in Bond Yields
What’s behind the quiet fall in bond yields?
A COLA with Your Social Security?
Preliminary estimates call for a 4.7% cost-of-living increase

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Money In Motion March 2021

The Many Forms of Fixed Income
Looking for yield? Treasuries aren’t your only choice
“Green Shoots” in the Economy
Investors looking for “green shoots” to confirm that the economy is on the mend
The Whims of Wall Street
What to know about shifting market attention, and investor burnout

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2nd Qtr Portfolio & Market Observations 2021

After an already strong start to the year, U.S. equity markets continued to post solid returns in the second quarter, thanks to the ongoing global vaccine rollout combined with fiscal support from the government. The S&P 500, a benchmark for large capitalization domestic companies, gained 8.6% for the quarter and was up 15.3% at the
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1st Qtr Portfolio & Market Observations 2021

The first quarter of 2021 was a turning point in both the pandemic in the United States and the economic damage it has caused. Stocks have not lost any of their luster from the end of last year. Despite a few episodes of heightened volatility, the equity markets marched steadily higher in the first quarter
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Money In Motion December 2020

Earnings Season Gets Underway
Every few months, you may hear the phrase “earnings season” as you listen to financial news
Outlook 2021: Bond Prices
The 10-year Treasury yield has climbed higher since the New Year, which means that some bond prices are dropping
Navigating Your Required Minimum Distribution
As much as you would like to, you can’t keep your money in your retirement account forever

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4th Qtr Portfolio & Market Observations 2020

The year of 2020 is mercifully behind us. It was a truly extraordinary year for the entire world and even more so for financial markets. The year started with the impeachment of an American President, followed by a pandemic that infected millions all over the world, a global recession which this pandemic caused, a bear
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Money In Motion September 2020

When the Fed Talks Inflation, Bond Investors Listen
What the Fed’s new policy may mean for you
Ouch: September’s Market Correction Hurt
In theory, investors understand that stock market corrections are part of the investing process
What Are Stock Splits?
Here’s what you need to know

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Money In Motion June 2020

A Stock Market Lesson to Remember
Confidence can quickly erode, but it can also quickly emerge
What Makes 2020 A Unique Year For Retirement
Answer: Big changes to retirement account rules

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3rd Qtr Portfolio & Market Observations 2020

The third quarter of a rather eventful 2020 saw the stock market’s continued recovery from the March lows earlier in the year. Equities climbed higher, with the broad U.S. indices soaring to new all-time highs before paring back some gains in September. Overall, it was the second consecutive quarter of notable market advances. Both the
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2nd Qtr Portfolio & Market Observations 2020

When the second quarter began, the stock market was just beginning to recover from one of the worst and quickest declines in history. By the end of June, U.S. stocks registered healthy gains, closing out a more upbeat quarter that saw strong advances across all equity markets. The S&P 500 Index posted its best quarter
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