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Politics and the Markets

May 25, 2016

Every two years the topic of politics and its impact on the market takes center stage in the media and can have an impact on our markets.

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First Quarter 2016 Review

April 30, 2016

The S&P 500 squeaked out a scant 0.77% return for the first quarter of 2016. This performance data did not reflect the turmoil that most people endured over the first three months of the year, as the markets took investors on a complete roller coaster ride.

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Income Distribution in Retirement

March 31, 2016

Polaris Greystone prides itself on guiding clients through their financial lives. For younger clients, we concentrate on the accumulation of wealth in their portfolio. As our clients age and near retirement, we focus on the best way for them to start drawing upon their portfolio to supplement their income needs.

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Financial Planning Updates for 2016

February 19, 2016

We are always striving to help improve our clients’ financial lives. Our Managing Partner, Jeff Powell, has done a great job writing about the markets and what Polaris Greystone Financial Group (PGFG) is doing from a portfolio management perspective.

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There is No Reason to Panic

January 14, 2016

Understandably we have been receiving several e-mails and calls expressing concern about “the markets.” As I write this note on the evening of January 13th, the S&P 500 has dropped 7.45% for the year and is down 10.40% from the highs experienced back on November 3rd.

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2015 Market Review & 2016 Outlook

January 4, 2016

2015 proved to be a very challenging year in the market. The S&P 500 dropped 0.7% in 2015. This broke some major historic trends.This was the first time that a year ending in “5” declined since 1885 (this is not a typo). It is also only the second time since 1939 that the S&P 500 experienced a loss during a pre-election year.

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