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Sector Rotation

How Can Sector Rotation Boost Return in Your Portfolio?

Sector investments perform differently during the various phases of the economic cycle. Successfully rotating – or re-allocating – investments from one economic sector depends on a timely read of future macroeconomic conditions. “Buy cheap and sell dear.” Benjamin Graham You may have heard of the “reopening” or “recovery” play in the stock market earlier this...
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Which Investment Style Works Best with Inflation, Growth or Value?

Money flowed into growth-oriented technology investments in 2020. 2021 investing has a different look. Here’s a way to think about a rotation from growth to value investing when inflation heats up. In our last two articles, we described the recent worries about higher inflation, and the effects an increase in inflation has on stock and...
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Could Inflation Affect My Investments?

“The arithmetic makes it plain that inflation is a far more devastating tax than anything that has been enacted by our legislatures. The inflation tax has a fantastic ability to simply consume capital.” ~Warren Buffet How does inflation “consume” an investor’s capital and act as a type of “tax”? As inflation increases, the actual value...
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What's-up-with-Inflation?

What’s Up With Inflation?

The U.S. population may have become complacent about the effects of high inflation rates. Should you be concerned? Consumer prices rose 5% in the 12-month period that ended in May, marking the biggest jump in inflation since 2008.[1] Is that a problem? To answer that question, let’s review a few basics about inflation and how...
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Proactive Tax Planning Capital Gains Bargains

Proactive Tax Planning: Capital Gains Tax Bargains… What?

By Cindy Alvarez – Senior Wealth Management Advisor It is usually the fall season when we begin to think about the year coming to an end, and what we might do during this final quarter to improve our tax picture. Simply put, we begin to think about tax deductions. What can we do to decrease...
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Answering to Suitability vs. Fiduciary

Answering to Suitability vs. Fiduciary

By Cindy Alvarez, Senior Wealth Management Advisor Not all financial professionals are alike when it comes to working with their clients.  There are many different regulatory classifications of financial advisors, but the two most common are the (1) Broker-Dealer and the (2) Registered Investment Advisor, or RIA. One of the most significant differences is their...
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Non-Retirement Savings Accounts Options

Power of Options – What you Need to Know about Non-Retirement Savings Accounts

Saving for retirement can be likened to going on a diet. What you need to succeed in both cases is a long-term mindset and the discipline to stay the course along the way. Let’s face it, we live in a fast-food culture where we want everything now and we lack the patience to wait more...
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Why Tax Planning is Important

As wealth managers, we talk a lot about proactive tax planning and the importance of taking the time to create more favorable tax outcomes. With that said, why aren’t more individuals getting involved in the process? The primary reason for the lack of tax planning can be attributed to the constant change in tax laws...
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Roth Conversion

What is a ROTH Conversion and is it for ME?

Simply put, a ROTH Conversion is a transfer of all or part of the balance of an existing Traditional IRA to a ROTH IRA. First, most investors know the difference between a ROTH IRA and a Traditional IRA, but let us provide a quick overview for those who may not be well versed on these...
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