2018 Social Security Benefit COLA

7.31.17 | Financial Planning

Do you feel like your Social Security benefits have not increased much lately?  If so, you’d be correct. Social Security benefits have increased by more than 2% only three times in the last...

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Second Quarter 2017 Market Review

7.14.17 | Investments

Second Quarter 2017 Market Review The attached report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of...

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Investing for the Long-Term

7.14.17 | Investments

Worried the current U.S. stock market run won’t last? The following chart of the S&P 500 by First Trust illustrates the value of investing for the long-term and staying the course in a...

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When Rates Go Up, Do Stocks Go Down?

6.12.17 | Investments

Should stock investors worry about changes in interest rates? Research shows that, like stock prices, changes in interest rates and bond prices are largely unpredictable. It follows that an investment strategy based upon...

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First Quarter 2017 Market Review

4.13.17 | Investments

First Quarter 2017 Market Review The attached report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of...

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The Fed’s Rate Hike

3.16.17 | Investments

The U.S. Federal Reserve Board’s Open Market Committee just raised the Fed Funds rate from 0.75% to 1.00%—the second rate hike in three months. So what should you do with your investment portfolio...

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Fourth Quarter 2016 Market Review

1.13.17 | Investments

Fourth Quarter 2016 Market Review The attached report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of...

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The Trump Effect

11.9.16 | Industry News

President Trump’s Unlikely Victory With the election of President Donald Trump, you are advised to prepare for a wild ride in the investment markets; indeed, the markets are already turning sharply negative due...

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Third Quarter 2016 Market Review

10.17.16 | Investments

Third Quarter 2016 Market Review The attached report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of...

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Why Go Global?

10.17.16 | Videos

In this video, Vanguard talks about why you should consider investing outside of the U.S.