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Market Insight

Is This Another Market Bubble?

Last week, your brother-in-law gave you another great stock tip. He’s been trading a lot over the past few months and doing well. Very well. He is an architect but watches a lot of CNBC and combs social media constantly for great intel. To be fair, the market is at an all-time high, so most investors have done well and have been eager to share their wisdom. These days just about everyone is talking about the stock market and online trading.

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Lessons Learned: Here's Why The Market Is At All Time Highs

It seems hard to believe, but less than a year ago the words “social” and “distancing” were rarely seen together. Last January talks of the market being overvalued were had on crowded subways in New York City, and discussions of an inevitable rise in interest rates were being forecast by credit analysts on crowded Wall Street trading floors. Remember, entering 2020 the S&P 500 (an index of 500 stocks often used to measure “the market”) was in the midst of its longest run ever without a 20% fall. It was a run that lasted nearly 12 years and saw prices rise over 400% since March 2009. So, of course, while stocks have been up 80% of the time over the past 50 years, it was natural for most of Wall Street’s brightest minds to call for a breather after the past decade’s historic, nearly uninterrupted rise.

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Recession, Impeachment & The Stock Market

Recession and Impeachment. Today’s financial headlines seem to be fixated on both topics, yet if history is any guide, only one of the two is likely to have an influence on financial markets. Recessions are periods of economic decline which are identified when Gross Domestic Product (GDP) falls for two consecutive quarters.

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Year End Financial Checklist

It’s been a mostly cooperative year so far for investors. Driven by tax cuts, record corporate earnings and a strong yet steady economy, domestic markets are hovering near all-time highs. In fact, this summer marked the longest bull market ever for the S&P 500. Since March 2009 the market has marched mostly upward, recording over...

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