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Potential implications for the U.S. economy and its stock markets

The 2018 Midterm Elections will feature hundreds of hotly contested races at the state and local level and will culminate with the November 6th general election that will decide whether the Republicans maintain – or the Democrats ga...

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Because they keep bubbles from forming – but only if you’re prepared

With the stock market’s historic growth that began in early 2009, many believe a 10% pullback may be a healthy thing. Such a drop is not horribly painful, by historical standards, and smart investors can cushion such a fall.

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Third Quarter 2018

A Fantastic Third Quarter – At Least in the U.S

A fantastic third quarter has pushed 2018 into a pretty good year as the broad-based S&P 500 finished the third quarter with a 7.2% gain – its best quarter since 2013.

Very solid corporate earnings, historically low unemploymen...

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Average national credit score is over 700, but risks still exist

When it comes to our credit score, Americans are doing the best we’ve ever done.

Since bottoming out with an average FICO Score of 686 in October 2009 – incidentally one year after the stock market crash of 2008 – scores have rise...

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