The pace of change in the last five years is really incredible. Moving in this financial world has got back to being fun, while quite serious. Here's a quote from BlackRock's 2015 Annual Report on how they see things. "Machine learning" and "...discern what human factors are trying to tell us" are some interesting precursors.
Election: We have a new President of the United States. No matter who you might have voted for, here are some ideas to keep in mind:
Please click on the link to see the JP Morgan Chart mentioned in our August 2016 Market Update:
Looking back: As summer comes to a close, we have had what has been a good year for the markets -- a more typical one for sure. Peak to trough we estimated the S&P500 index was down as much as 12% in February and has come back and then some over the last few months. Even bonds are up considerably this year. It has been a good year.
I wanted to write and give you an update on the markets and some great news from our office. Markets have had quite a ride this year and I'll give our outlook below. I am very happy to give a report on our growing team at InFocus. Every last one of us work towards keeping your retirement years InFocus.
Friday June 24th, 2016 5:30pm
It began innocently enough. You swipe your grocery club card at checkout, and as you gather your bags, the checkout clerk hands you some coupons with offers on the products you just purchased.
While our extended longevity should be greeted with gratitude for the possibility of enjoying a longer life with our grandchildren, many retirees are approaching it with trepidation, wondering if their hard earned assets will be sufficient to fulfill their vision of a good life for the rest of their life – however long it should last.