Monthly Archives: August 2015

Do Our Biases Affect Our Financial Choices? By John Jastremski

Even the most seasoned investors are prone to their influence. Investors are routinely warned about allowing their emotions to influence their decisions.  They are less routinely cautioned about letting their preconceptions and biases color their financial choices. In a battle … Continue reading

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Riding Out This Volatile Market. By John Jastremski

A major global selloff unfolds. Is a bottom near? When will the stock market stabilize? As the last trading week of August began, worried investors wondered just that. Gains for the major indices were hard to imagine at Monday’s opening … Continue reading

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What Does the Devalued Yuan Mean for the U.S.? By John Jastremski

A look at China’s unexpected move & its potential impact. China has surprised global investors by weakening the yuan almost 5%. Its central bank may even weaken it further.1,5 Why did the PRC make this move? Its long-booming economy is … Continue reading

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Municipal Bond Basics. By John Jastremski

Municipal Bonds and Their Tax Advantages State and local governments often borrow money to supplement tax revenues and to finance projects such as new highways, buildings, or public works improvements. Such bonds are known as municipal bonds (“munis”) or tax-exempt … Continue reading

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Is America Prepared to Retire? (2015) By John Jastremski

Two-thirds of us have no financial plan.  Only 48% of Americans say they think they are saving enough. And 30% feel that they are not even slightly confident that they are saving enough for retirement. That finding comes from the … Continue reading

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