Tag: current events

Your Brain on Distressing Financial News

Posted on: October 17, 2019| Posted by: Jon Powell | Behavioral Finance, Current Events

“How much pain has caused us the evils that have never happened?”

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The Federal Reserve & Me

Posted on: September 18, 2019| Posted by: Jon Powell | Current Events

Starting in December 2016, the U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed) had been gradually increasing interest rates (specifically, the federal funds rate),[…]

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The Wall Street Journal & Morningstar Are Fighting

Posted on: October 27, 2017| Posted by: Jon Powell | Current Events, Investment Decisions

The Wall Street Journal and Morningstar are fighting. On Wednesday, an in-depth piece ran in the Wall Street Journal that attacked Morningstar’s rating[…]

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Early Fall Update To The Trump Tax Plan

Posted on: October 3, 2017| Posted by: Jon Powell | Tax Efficiency, Current Events

Once again, the President and several officials placed in charge of revamping the US tax code have released an outline for what they hope tax reform[…]

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Equifax Security Breach

Posted on: September 18, 2017| Posted by: Jon Powell | Current Events

By this point, it is news to no one that Equifax was hacked resulting in the personal and financial information of millions of people to fall into the[…]

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What to Make of Bitcoin From an Investment Perspective

Posted on: September 10, 2017| Posted by: Jon Powell | Current Events, Investment Decisions

Bitcoin is has been in the news a lot recently. As of August 24th, the price of ‘physical’ Bitcoin had increased by 336%, year-to-date. Of course, as[…]

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Trump Tax Plan Revisited

Posted on: May 11, 2017| Posted by: Jon Powell | Tax Efficiency, Current Events

This article is based on information released in April of 2017 concerning the Trump Administrations plans for tax reform. For analysis concerning[…]

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Fiduciary Advisors - What They Are and How to Find Them

Posted on: May 1, 2017| Posted by: Jon Powell | Current Events, Major Financial Decisions

If you have ventured outside of this blog to other areas of our website, you may have noticed constant references to the fact that we are fiduciary[…]

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The Dow at 20,000 - The Dow is a Bad Index

Posted on: February 2, 2017| Posted by: Jon Powell | Current Events, Investment Decisions

Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (“The Dow”) cracked the 20,000 point mark. It’s fun and exciting, and it’s seemingly and indication that the[…]

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2017 Possible Tax Reform Chart

Posted on: December 29, 2016| Posted by: Jon Powell | Tax Efficiency, Uncategorized, Current Events

Last week we went over the primary effects and differences between Donald Trump's tax plan and the tax reform proposal from the House GOP. Unless you[…]

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