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Unemployment Blues?

Scott Maxwell - Friday, April 05, 2013
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and yet another high

Scott Maxwell - Friday, March 29, 2013

The bunny brought along a early bit of goodness for the stock market’s Easter basket today with the S&P finally breaking into new territory, sometime after it’s cousin the Dow did the same. Over the past few weeks we’ve gotten a number of questions from clients regarding market valuations. Well, these questions aren’t exactly about valuations but follow the line of “Is the market too high? Are we ready for a big pullback?” And of course our answer is something to the effect of “Well that all depends”. Short and to the point right? Of course there is often a bit of follow through that sheds a little more light on things. So on a slow blog day, a sunny nice day here in Portland, I thought I’d share a recent answer to that very question. Read Entire Article Here

Fed Open Market Committee - is inflation heating up?

Scott Maxwell - Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Fed Open Market Committee completed their March two-day meeting with no significant changes to their policy or communication to the outside world.  However, they did acknowledge an improvement in the nation’s growth prospects (to ‘moderate’), as noted by economic data and survey results in the first few months of this year.   Read Entire Article Here

Cyprus

Scott Maxwell - Tuesday, March 19, 2013

If you are like me you haven’t thought much about Cyprus over the last several years. OK, if you are like me you haven’t EVER thought about Cyprus! But now that this little country is occupying the world stage as the latest example of Europe’s weakness you might like to know more. A great little article does a pretty good job of explaining the situation. Read Entire Article Here

Follow the money

Scott Maxwell - Tuesday, March 12, 2013

As planners and investors we’re always paying attention to the shape of things in the investment world. As concerned citizens we are all interested in things that affect our lives and that have the power to change our lives and that of our children. And when those two things interact we’re all sure to take notice. Read Entire Article Here

Another (short-lived) record

Scott Maxwell - Friday, March 08, 2013

You’ve probably heard by now, the market has reached a new high. This sort of slid under my radar a couple of days ago when it happened, but then I’ve not been terribly surprised by this particular record. One of the reasons why is that it took over 5 years to get back to the place we were in the spring of 2007, five years that included a market selloff and recession of historical note. That’s a lot of time to watch the progression of things.  Read Entire Article Here

Another (short-lived) record

Scott Maxwell - Friday, March 08, 2013

You’ve probably heard by now, the market has reached a new high. This sort of slid under my radar a couple of days ago when it happened, but then I’ve not been terribly surprised by this particular record. One of the reasons why is that it took over 5 years to get back to the place we were in the spring of 2007, five years that included a market selloff and recession of historical note. That’s a lot of time to watch the progression of things.  Read Entire Article Here

Surviving the new Medicare Taxes

Scott Maxwell - Friday, February 08, 2013

One of the great things about my last 13 years with The H Group has been the opportunities I’ve had to work with some of the finest minds in the business. All of our advisors bring their own strengths to the mix here and it’s that combined synergy that helps all of us help our clients in the best way possible. Read Entire Article Here

Higher rates for savers

Scott Maxwell - Friday, February 01, 2013

In our last post we talked about the Rule of 72. We saw that money invested could grow into a substantial sum over time. Compounding interest over time is powerful stuff. Read Entire Article Here

Rule of 72

Scott Maxwell - Thursday, January 31, 2013

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