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July Observations

July 31st, 2013 | By Fred Burke

“You can’t hide your lyin’eyes; And your smile is a thin disguise; I thought by now you’d realize; There ain’t no way to hide your […]

If it’s not stocks, it’s bonds!

July 29th, 2013 | By Brian Oettinger

In a turnaround worthy of Bruce Willis in a ‘Die Hard’ movie, expectations for second quarter’s corporate earnings growth soared from below expectations, on average, […]

Singing the earnings song…

July 22nd, 2013 | By Beau Mercer

Each year, in January, April, July, and October, most publicly-traded companies announce their corporate earnings results. These announcements can have a dramatic effect on companies’ […]

One of these things is not like the other

July 15th, 2013 | By Brian Oettinger

One of these things is not like the other… If you find yourself humming that old Sesame Street standard when you think about financial markets […]

Some stock investors may have extended their Independence Day celebrations an extra day last week

July 8th, 2013 | By Beau Mercer

Some stock investors may have extended their Independence Day celebrations an extra day last week as the monthly jobs report released Friday by the Labor […]

The Myths and Truths of Estate Planning – Account Numbers

July 3rd, 2013 | By Philip Fish

Truth – The number of account numbers you have will affect the speed and cost of your estate settlement. I recently left a client meeting […]

Soothing words from Federal Reserve Bank officials helped settle investors’ fears last week.

July 1st, 2013 | By Brian Oettinger

Soothing words from Federal Reserve Bank officials helped settle investors’ fears last week, and U.S. stock markets moved higher. The Dow Jones Industrials Average was […]