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September 2020. Oxford Retirement Advisors Market Update – November Election Impact Upon the Financial Markets As a financial advisor for over 30 years now, I am always on the lookout for half-truths that may hurt investors. With the 2020 US general election fast approaching, we’re seeing the same old half-truth resurfacing that says investors are…

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Market Update – Now What?  March 23, 2020 There has been tragic loss of lives from Covid-19 and likely will be more before it’s over.  I hope everyone takes seriously the social responsibility of following CDC guidelines to help limit the spread of the virus.  Just as we take precautions to guard against the virus…

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S&P 500 Key Levels

I can quote all sorts of numbers but this Fear vs Greed Index chart from March 9, 2020 says it all for what happened in the markets this past Monday…sheer panic. The chart is updated daily at https://money.cnn.com/data/fear-and-greed/. If you were/are fearful in the markets, you are not alone.   Once again it is a FEAR…

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Monday’s (August 5th) sell off had many iterating the legendary coach, Vince Lombardi’s words: “What the hell is going on out here?”. Traders worry spiked to fear that the situation with China could turn from a currency/trade war into a currency crisis (meaning Chinese panic pulling their money out of China) which would cause a…

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November is a strange month. It starts off with earlier sunsets and gloomy days but builds up to Thanksgiving, the holiday season kick-off. Many people I talk to tell me they have mixed feelings about November. But, I think November can be the best month of the year, money-wise. It’s a great time to look back…

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Living in the south, we have a love-hate relationship with spring. Sure I love the warming temps and first blooms of my Camellia bush and dogwoods, but the pollen literally blankets everything causing allergic reactions to man and beast alike. My black car looks yellow, 5 minutes after I spray it off! Spring has brought the…

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Each year the Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes an annual fact sheet detailing changes to the Social Security program. The following changes will impact many working and retired Americans in 2018. 1) Full retirement age goes up – Americans who will turn 62 in 2018 (born in 1956) will need to wait until age 66…

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