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Debt Ceiling Crisis Averted (for now)

September 18, 2017

The media has latched onto the debt ceiling as one of its top news stories in the late summer, pushing it to the forefront of their coverage. I was asked about the debt ceiling in my last CNBC interview on August 24th. In my interview, I stated that there was a very low chance that the government wouldn’t raise the debt ceiling, citing that the government had raised it 74 times since 1962.

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The Fear and Reality of Geopolitical Risk

August 16, 2017

Every so often, geopolitical turmoil rears its ugly head and spooks the markets. The most recent geopolitical situation creeping back into the markets is the rhetoric between North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, and President Trump. Fear that rhetoric may escalate into a full blown war has the markets on edge, as some individual investors are allowing their emotions to influence selling into the unknown.

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2016 Market Review & 2017 Outlook

January 16, 2017

Wow what a year! As we have written during the course of the year, 2016 will be remembered as a “year of firsts.” Here are a few highlights of what happened during the course of the year that has never happened before: The first ten trading days marked the worst start to any calendar year in the S&P 500’s history, dropping over 8% to begin the year.

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Republicans Have Historic Night

November 9, 2016

Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, Donald Trump’s win came as a shock to the world. The U.S. market’s initial reaction was a free fall drop. The S&P 500 futures were down over 6% overnight. Foreign markets that were open fell.

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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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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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