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Why an Inverted Yield Curve Matters

The Bond Market Might Be President-Elect Trump’s Toughest Opponent

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Investing - Last updated Feb 12, 2019

In 1994, Bill Clinton’s political adviser James Carville famously said, “I used to think that, if there was reincarnation, I wanted to come back as the president or the pope, or as a .400 baseball hitter. But now I would like to come back as the bond market. You can intimidate everybody.”

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The Bond Market Might Be President-Elect Trump’s Toughest Opponent

The Impact of Tax Cuts on Your State Income Taxes and Your Investment Strategy

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Investing - Last updated Feb 9, 2019

The big winners from the new congressional tax bill are corporations, which will see their tax rates reduced from 35% to 21% while keeping most of their deductions. However, second but little-talked-about winners are state governments, mainly in those forty or so states that align their tax codes with the federal system.

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The Impact of Tax Cuts on Your State Income Taxes and Your Investment Strategy

Managing Your Money: Active vs Passive Investing

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Investing - Last updated Feb 9, 2019

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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Managing Your Money: Active vs Passive Investing

Are Interest Rates Heading Up?

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Investing - Last updated Feb 5, 2019

The Federal Reserve, a.k.a. “the Fed,” has kept the federal funds rate at zero for seven years now. But after a strong monthly jobs report in October, where the economy created 271,000 new jobs and the unemployment fell to 5%, the Fed may finally be ready to raise it.

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Are Interest Rates Heading Up?

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

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Investing - Last updated Feb 9, 2019

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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