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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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TRUMP GETS IMPEACHED, NAFTA 2.0 PASSES & MORE!

TRUMP GETS IMPEACHED, NAFTA 2.0 PASSES, THE HOUSING MARKET STAYS STRONG AND THE MARKETS HIT MORE RECORD HIGHS Twas the week before Christmas and U.S. markets are finishing high, driven by low unemployment, strong housing and real progress with NAFTA 2.0, China and Brexit Despite an impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, the S&P…

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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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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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GE FREEZES 20,000 PENSIONS – 100,000 Offered Lump-Sum Buyout

GE Workers on Edge After Pension Freeze November 15th Deadline Looms as Holiday Season Approaches   General Electric Co. said it was freezing its pension plan for about 20,000 U.S. workers and offering pension buyouts to 100,000 former employees, as the conglomerate joins the ranks of U.S. companies phasing out a guaranteed retirement. GE is…

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Thrive Weekly Economic Update – October 21st, 2019

MARKETS MOSTLY UP AS EARNINGS SEASON KICKS OFF AND THE IMF AGAIN CUTS ITS GLOBAL GROWTH OUTLOOK FOR 2019   Stocks finished the week mostly higher as earnings season got off to a great start and amidst positive developments that the trade saga with China is getting closer to resolution The small–cap Russell 2000 led…

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Common Mistakes in the Marketplace

Are you aware of the most common mistakes people are making as they near retirement? Do you know where to get answers to your retirement questions? Join our retirement planning experts as they discuss the most common mistakes they see people making as they near retirement. — David, set the table for us. What are…

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Where Are Your Tax Dollars Going?

  David Bezar, Bret Elam and Karen Bezar discuss the pitfalls of women in retirement, social security and the importance of having a financial plan in place after the death of a spouse.       I would like to start this weeks blog by praising our Thrive Army. We can say with an unconditional…

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Are You Under-Utilizing Your Funds? with Bob Hansen

  Vacationing can seem like a task with all the stress that is associated with planning but when done right you will surely enjoy the most of it. The Thrive experts talk about booking your trip to retirement, using vacationing as a metaphor. There is just too much to know about planning for your financial…

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Reverse Mortgages with Bob Hansen

  The job of a good quality financial advisor is to come up with solutions that are oriented to someone’s specific challenges. When you sit down with a client, you’re wide open to tailoring what’s going to work best for that individual client. You are not specific to one way to find success for that…

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