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How tough stance on trade is impacting the markets

November 13, 2018Andrew Jenkins
The use of tariffs to force trade talks started slowly this past spring, getting more aggressive as we marched into the fall. Retaliation for unfair trade practices are now impacting the economy, but it’s an impact that so far remains modest. Forecasters surveyed by the Wall Street Journal said the amount of imposed tariffs so...
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Industry slow to catch on to winning Wambolt model

November 8, 2018Wambolt Team
At the recent Schwab IMPACT conference in Washington DC, Joe Duran, CEO of United Capital, had a few things to say about clients. According to Diana Britton for Wealthmanagement.com, Duran called clients emotional creatures that want to know if they have the means to live the life they want. For advisors, this means understanding what...
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Save more: IRS increases contribution limits on tax-advantaged retirement plans

November 6, 2018Cindy Alvarez
Taxpayers will have the opportunity to save more in 2019 without tax repercussions. In its first increase since 2013, the IRS announced that contribution limits for certain retirement accounts will bump up in tax year 2019. This is good news for the many Americans (46 percent) who believe financial comfort in retirement may be out of reach, according...
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Changing jobs: Retirement funds are for retiring

October 30, 2018Greg Wambolt
When changing jobs, you have a choice: cash out or transfer your retirement funds to a new home. Unfortunately, most employees opt for the former when choosing the latter is almost always a better financial decision. Say this to yourself: retirement funds are for retiring. While it sounds silly, too few people adhere to this...
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How to Use a Fly Fishing Drop-Shot Rig

October 25, 2018Peter Stitcher
The following content is part of our Fly of the Month Club. This article is written by Peter Stitcher from Ascent Fly Fishing. One of the main reasons that anglers miss strikes from fish is because there are hinge-points in their line. In a traditional American-style nymphing rig, the fly fisher adds a strike indicator...
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Q3 recap: A strong quarter for U.S. stocks preceded routine decline

October 23, 2018Wambolt Team
Looking back, Q3 was a strong quarter for U.S. stocks. The strong fundamentals of our economy were seen in all three indices during the third quarter, and the equity markets performed well despite concerns over escalating international trade tensions. The Dow Jones Industrial Average led the way in September with a return of 1.97%, and...
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Wambolt in the Community: Safe Harbor Lab Rescue gives dogs a fresh start

October 18, 2018Wambolt Team
Sue and Joe Netzel had been fostering dogs for Safe Harbor Lab Rescue since March 2007. Molly was foster number 57 out of 62 (and counting) Labrador retrievers for the couple, and she stole their hearts from her first ride home. Molly was found in a crowded shelter in Arkansas, transported to Colorado, treated at a...
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Current Market Turbulence Update

October 11, 2018Greg Wambolt
We started the year with considerable market volatility that stemmed from the threat of tariffs and rising interest rates. While we’ve inched our way back from the early February selloff, the DOW marked the biggest single day selloff yesterday since February, and we are experiencing another selloff today. We’ve suspected all along that the tech...
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Q&A with Greg Wambolt: Why Wambolt welcomes interns into the W&A workplace

October 9, 2018Wambolt Team
Welcome to our ongoing series that answers your questions. This week, we asked Greg your question about the fresh faces and young talent seen in the office during the summer months. Here is his answer. Send us your questions at info@wamboltwealth.com. Question: Why does Wambolt welcome interns into the W&A workplace? Answer: For two summers now,...
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