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Is the Reduction of the Fed’s Balance Sheet a Ticking Time Bomb? Two Financial Heavyweights Weigh In

Is the Reduction of the Fed’s Balance Sheet a Ticking Time Bomb? Two Financial Heavyweights Weigh In

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Economy, Markets, and Interest Rates - Last updated Jun 11, 2019

A dispute is brewing in the financial press between two financial heavyweights: Paul Sheard, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist of S&P Global, and Urjit Patel, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

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Investing in an Overpriced Stock Market

Investing in an Overpriced Stock Market

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Investment Advisor - Last updated Jun 17, 2019

The U.S. stock market has come a long way from its Great Recession low. That low, at which the S&P 500 bottomed out at 666 on March 9, 2009, is what has been called “the Haines’ bottom,” named after legendary CNBC anchor Mark Haines.

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Is It a Smart Idea to Reduce Taxes If a Big Buyer of Your Debt Stops Buying?

Is It a Smart Idea to Reduce Taxes If a Big Buyer of Your Debt Stops Buying?

You have probably heard conversations where people worried about what would happen to interest rates if China stopped buying our government debt.

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403b Plan Advisors for Teachers and Administrators in Massachusetts

403b Plan Advisors for Teachers and Administrators in Massachusetts

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Financial Planner - Last updated Jun 19, 2019

For the past 26 years, I’ve had the pleasure of providing financial advice to educators as their financial advisor for their 403b plans. During this time, I have accumulated a reservoir of knowledge on your retirement system, the social security offset/windfall elimination, 403b plans, and other financial issues specific to educators

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Diversification and Rebalancing: A Retirement Saver’s Best Friend

Diversification and Rebalancing: A Retirement Saver’s Best Friend

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Investment Advisor - Last updated Jun 17, 2019

Diversification is the proverbial don’t put all your eggs in one basket. So within an asset class like bonds, a diversified investor owns treasury bonds, corporate bonds, high-yield bonds, and international bonds, benefiting from the fluctuations from year to year in returns.

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About Financial Advisor Tim Hayes

Independent Financial Advisor

Registered with Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a broker-dealer with over 3,000 Registered Representatives nationwide. Investment Adviser Representative at Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a $94B RIA based in Fairfield, IA. I've held an industry securities registration for 26 years and am subject to SEC and FINRA oversight.

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