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Britain to Leave the European Union

June 24, 2016

The British have voted to leave the European Union (EU). This has come as a bit of a surprise because prior to the vote most polls were showing that the British would elect to stay in the EU, albeit by a narrow margin. Obviously the polls were wrong and the world’s reaction has been undoubtably negative. The British pound has dropped 8.28% and the Euro has dropped 2.29% against the U.S. dollar over night.

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What is Brexit? (and why should I care)

June 15, 2016

On June 23rd the United Kingdom will vote on a referendum to decide whether Britain will leave the European Union (EU). Brexit is simply an abbreviation of “British exit.” A new poll conducted by the research firm ORB, who began polling the issue last year, reported that 55% of British citizens believed that Britain should leave the EU.

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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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