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MARKETS END THE WEEK MIXED TO CAP OFF A REMARKABLE YEAR

Weekly Market Update — January 3, 2020 The U.S. stock markets inched down during the final holiday-shortened week of 2019, ending their recent win streak but still capping off a remarkable year On the week, NASDAQ inched up 0.2% whereas the S&P 500 and the DJIA declined 0.2% and 0.4%, respectively The smaller–cap Russell 2000…

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Closing The Decade on a High Note & More!

U.S. MARKETS SET RECORDS AGAIN AS A PHASE ONE AGREEMENT WITH CHINA IS ANNOUNCED AND THE FED STANDS STILL ON RATES U.S. stocks turned in more record highs after it was announced that a Phase One trade deal between the U.S. and China was reached, helping avoid tariffs scheduled to take effect on December 15th…

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DJIA, S&P 500, and NASDAQ Reach New Heights and More!

U.S. STOCKS REACH FRESH HIGHS AS GDP IS REVISED UP AND THE 2019 HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON COULD SET NEW RECORDS The four major U.S. stock market averages closed the Thanksgiving week with green numbers that gave investors reasons to give thanks The DJIA, S&P 500, and NASDAQ all reached new record highs and even the…

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The 2019 World Series and the 2020 Markets

The 2019 World Series and the 2020 Markets Remember after the Houston Astros won in 2017? Or Cubs in 2016?   Is there actually a difference in stock market performance depending on who wins the World Series? Should you really change your investment plans based on an American League or National League victory? Of course…

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Global Performance for the Third Quarter 2019

Global Performance for the Third Quarter 2019 Defensive asset classes outperform as global markets show modest returns   The U.S. stock market indices increased modestly in the third quarter, propelling the S&P 500 and the DJIA to their best three-quarter starts to the year since 1997 and NASDAQ to its best three-quarter start since 2013…

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What are RMD’s, and Why are They Important?

David, Karen, Bret, and Joe discuss all things Thrive, including why you should be up-to-date on your knowledge of RMD’s, or required minimum distributions. I can’t believe it David, but we are down to, if there were a calendar or a clock in front of us right now,  everything is clicking over into 2019. It’s…

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Am I prepared for Retirement in 2019?

David, Karen, and Bret each discuss a unique topic and trend that is going on in the financial industry. Some topics include stock trends heading into 2019, how to approach annuities, and why you should start saving for retirement now. Listen to the full podcast below! It is becoming more apparent, on a weekly basis,…

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Oh No! Did I Make a Mistake?

    An article titled “The Three Mistakes That Can Cost You a Fortune” is discussed as well real life stories that exemplify the importance of getting a professional’s opinion on Social Security. The Thrive experts bring real information, real understanding, and real solutions as they address the subject of taxes in retirement which is…

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