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2020 Yearly Market Review

2020: A Tale of Two Markets

2020 can be summarized by the famous Charles Dickens line from A Tale of Two Cities:

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the...

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You might find it hard to believe that the very first “Top Ten List” from David Letterman’s Late Night show appeared on September 18, 1985. In fact, the topic of the first “Top 10 List” was the catchy “Top Ten Words That Almost Rhyme With Peas.”

You might also be surprised to learn that in 1985, t...

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The Internal Revenue Service announced annual inflation adjustments for the 2021 tax year for more than 60 tax provisions, including standard deductions and the tax rate schedules.

More details can be found at “Revenue Procedure 2020-45” on the IRS website, but that document is dense and spans al...

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Remember back on July 30th, the Commerce Department reported that GDP decreased at an annual rate of 32.9% in the second quarter of 2020. It was the worst quarterly decline in history. And unfortunately, that almost 33% decline was on the heels of a 5% decline in the first quarter.

Well on October...

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Open enrollment for employee benefits kicks off on November 1st. Before you plan your Thanksgiving menu, you should take the time to review your benefit choices.

Employee benefits experts expect benefits to change next year like few years before – given the rising costs of health care and the impa...

A Very Solid Third Quarter

Global equity markets continued their rebound from earlier this year, despite struggling in the final month of the quarter. By the time the third quarter closed, investors saw that:

  • The DJIA ended the third quarter up 7.6%
  • The S&P 500 ended the third quarter up 8.5%
  • ...