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Why Tax Cuts, Combined with the Federal Reserve Reducing Its Balance Sheet, Is So Risky for Our Economy

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Economy, Markets, and Interest Rates - Last updated Dec 9, 2018

The 1% got $4 trillion of help from the Federal Reserve during QE. The bill for that support, which comes due just as the Fed reduces its balance sheet, just got sent to the middle-class through this new tax bill.

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Why an Inverted Yield Curve Matters

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Economy, Markets, and Interest Rates - Last updated Dec 4, 2018

We’re hearing a lot of talk in the financial press and on Wall Street about the potential for the yield curve to invert. And if it does, will that signal a coming recession? An inverted yield curve happens when short-term interest rates are higher than long-term ones.

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Managing Your Money: Active vs Passive Investing

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Investing - Last updated Nov 29, 2018

With index investing, investors buy a basket of stocks or bonds. (Investors cannot directly invest in an index.) The most popular index is probably Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500), which tracks the 500 largest companies on the NYSE or NASDAQ and is a staple in the menu of investment choices that many of you have in your 401(k)-plan.

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How Much of Your Portfolio Should Be Invested Overseas Stocks and Bonds

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Investing - Last updated Nov 29, 2018

Because different countries have different currencies, overseas travel is usually more complicated than domestic travel. Likewise, overseas investing is more complex than domestic investing. However, just as foreign travel adds diversity to your travel experiences, so foreign assets add diversification to your portfolio.

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Is the Economy Getting Better?

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Economy, Markets, and Interest Rates - Last updated Nov 29, 2018

Anyone reading today’s financial press would think the U.S. economy is accelerating—finally taking off from its post-financial crisis lackluster performance to what Tom Brokaw called “a roaring economy” on Meet the Press this past weekend.

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