What Will the Stock Market Do This Election Year?

It's not uncommon for financial advisors to be asked this year: "Should we do anything different with my portfolio given it's an election year?" Luckily, this has been so well researched that it's not difficult to find good data on the subject.Many in the financial...

The truth about annuities

In the very recent past I have analyzed more annuity statements than ever in my career, which means they are being sold like hotcakes at a fundraiser. It is not uncommon to see an uptick in the sales of these investment products during times of...

Investing 101: Building a bullet-proof portfolio

I have a routine that I have mastered called: "Investing 101." It's my cup-of-coffee, 10 minute spiel that explains the market in kindergarten terms. I say my spiel almost every day of my life; sharing with people that there are many areas of the market...