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Second Quarter 2020 Letter to Clients

Second Quarter 2020 Letter to Clients

Vanguard founder John Bogle once famously advised investors on how to handle stock downturns: “Don’t just do something,” he said. “Stand there!” It is a wry and wise way of turning the conventional wisdom about what to do in bear markets on its head. When panic grips...

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Why Your College Refund Check May Be Taxable

Why Your College Refund Check May Be Taxable

Michael Bork, CFP® | Associate Advisor Amidst the widespread impacts of COVID-19, the mass closure of colleges, universities and private secondary schools may create some unexpected tax consequences for students and their parents after receiving partial refunds for...

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First Quarter 2020 Letter to Clients

First Quarter 2020 Letter to Clients

How fast the world can change. On February 12, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at an all-time high of 29,551. At that time, the economy was humming, corporate earnings were rising and unemployment was at lows last seen during the mid-1950s. While global health...

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Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

The uncertainty surrounding the spread of the coronavirus known as COVID-19 is unsettling, both on a human level and an investment level. The uncertainty of the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy led to extreme levels of stock-market volatility this past week,...

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Sustainable and Socially Aware Investing

Sustainable and Socially Aware Investing

Terry Hartigan, CFP®  |  Principal Sustainable and Socially Aware Investing: Pursuing a Successful Investment Experience Investors have increasing awareness that pursuing their financial goals does not have to come at the expense of their values. Central to Capital...

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Fourth Quarter 2018 Letter to Clients

Fourth Quarter 2018 Letter to Clients

Stocks around the globe experienced a significant decline during Fourth Quarter 2018, a trend that began in October and accelerated rapidly in December. The downturn was widely attributed to the prospect of continued higher interest rates, ongoing tensions in the...

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