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BIG Changes in the Stock Market

It looks like the UK’s decision to leave the EU has added fuel to the growing dissatisfaction with three years of globalization.

However, Geopolitical conditions are ever shifting, but great businesses always seem to find a way to adapt and prosper over time. For example, REITS and Utility stocks are actually going up in this downturn.

According to Investor Business Daily’s creator, William O’Neal, the typical bull market lasts almost 4 years, while the classic bear market lingered only nine months.

Our current decline could be an opportunity for the savvy investor. As a consultant, I am long term in my focus, which requires that I not confuse political impacts on the market, with genuine economic movements. Sudden downturns, like the one Brexit is causing now, may actually turn out to be an invitation.

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Target’s Transgender Policy Impacts Shares

As I’m sure you know by now, On April 19, Target issued a news release announcing its bathroom policy, which allows people who self-identify as the opposite sex from which they were born, to use the restroom of their choice. Was this a smart move? Well, it depends on who you ask.

Target Corporation said the company’s restroom policy did not hurt its traffic. That’s according to a note published by Cowen & Co. citing a meeting with Target Chief Financial Officer, Cathy Smith. Read more

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What Does an Investment (Financial) Advisor Do

If you try to look up the word advisor, you won’t find it in the dictionary. Instead you will see the word spelled, adviser. Both spellings are correct, and, according to the Oxford Dictionary, they carry the same meaning, with one small variance. Adviser is used for more common practices, where advisor is seen as a more professional role. Read more

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Know What Money Can and Can’t Buy

Know What Money Can and Can’t Buy

After a person makes his mark in the world, a lot of people begin showing up with erasers.”

Anonymous

With a plethora of articles referencing money and retirement crowding the internet, I thought it optimal to step back and observe the very essence of what retirement is. For the majority of retirees with whom I have had the pleasure of working, their dream wasn’t focused on leaving work, as much as it was on starting a new adventure. Certainly there are those who abhor their chosen career, but they are few. The reason is because retirement isn’t about money, it’s about happiness. Read more