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From the Desk of Todd Wike

From the Desk of Todd Wike

As volatility has returned to the stock and bond markets over the last few weeks, I wanted to share some thoughts on what we have been experiencing and where we might be going from here. Speaking of the word volatility, it sure gets overused in the financial world,...
How to Handle Market Volatility

How to Handle Market Volatility

As the market head towards more volatile territory, our clients often begin to get anxious and may have more questions about their investments in light of market fluctuations.  Raymond James is an excellent resource for valuable perspectives on the market. They’ve...
The Roller-Coaster Return of Episodic Volatility

The Roller-Coaster Return of Episodic Volatility

Well, the S&P 500 was only down 2.06% on Thursday instead of over 3% like on Wednesday, so I guess that’s progress. It was a roller coaster session that at times looked like the lows were in, but once again, late day acceleration to the downside makes it...
Is It Time for a ‘Paycheck Checkup’?

Is It Time for a ‘Paycheck Checkup’?

That big tax return may have allowed you to pay bills, build your savings, or buy something you’ve wanted for some time. With passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in late 2017, the tax code changed, making potentially for an even rosier tax picture for some at the end...
Get Your Allergy Basics Right Here

Get Your Allergy Basics Right Here

Doctors call those annoying irritants – pollens, mold, animal dander, certain foods – “allergens.” Allergens, which by themselves are usually harmless, cause allergies; more than one in five Americans suffer from them. Allergies occur when you encounter “triggers,”...