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Interest Rates – How Low Can They Go?

Interest Rates – How Low Can They Go? According to Bloomberg data, the world’s stockpile of negative-yielding debt nearly tripled in size from just a year ago. This phenomenon was born of unorthodox monetary policy carried out by central banks – namely, those in Europe first and then Japan – in the hope of boosting […]

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Superstition – Stock Market and Investing

Stock Market and Investing Superstition The opening lyrics to the Stevie Wonder song “Superstition” from 1973 are: Very superstitious, writing’s on the wall Very superstitious, ladders bout’ to fall Thirteen-month-old baby, broke the lookin’ glass Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past When you believe in things that you don’t understand […]

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Important Dates for Investors

ReShelle Barrett, CFP® Important Dates for Investors Remember the excitement of turning 16 so you can get your driver’s license? And 21 to be a legal adult? Important birthdates don’t end there.   As you head toward retirement, consider the following dates as they may be critical in ensuring your financial plan’s success: Age 55 Possible […]

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What affect would negative interest rates in the U.S. have on investors?

As published in “Financial Focus – Down The Rabbit Hole” in the summer 2016 issue of Pittsburgh Quarterly magazine. What affect would negative interest rates in the U.S. have on investors? Potential Impact of Negative Interest Rates An often-misattributed quote is, “compound interest is the greatest invention of mankind.” Whoever deserves credit for the quote […]

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