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Why You Should Stay Invested Through Tense Times

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Crises pass, and markets eventually regain equilibrium.

Provided by Reeve Conover – Conover Consulting

We have seen some uneasy times lately. Uneasiness impacts the financial markets. When it does, we all need to keep some long-term perspective in mind. Those who race to the sidelines and exit equities may regret the choice when crises pass.

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Translating Stock Market Jargon

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The meaning behind some of that Wall Street lingo.

Provided by Reeve Conover – Conover Consulting

Have you ever been confused by the jargon used on Wall Street? Perhaps it is time to translate some of those esoteric stock market terms into plain English.

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Robo-Advisor vs Human Advisor

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If an investor chooses a non-human financial advisor, what price could they end up paying?

Provided by Reeve Conover, Conover Consulting

Investors have a choice today that they did not have a decade ago. They can seek investing and retirement planning guidance from a human financial advisor or put their invested assets in the hands of a robo-advisor – a software program that maintains their portfolio.

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If Interest Rates Rise, What Happens to Bonds?

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Investors in longer-term Treasuries could really be punished.

Are bond investors facing the possibility of major losses? Recently, bond yields have climbed. From November 1-23, the 2-year Treasury yield went from 0.83% to 1.12%, while the yield on the 10-year note rose from 1.83% to 2.36%.1

Quality bonds have a place in a portfolio, but many investors are moving their money elsewhere. They see a federal stimulus ahead in 2017, one that could potentially strengthen the economy and lead the Federal Reserve to gradually tighten interest rates. Assuming that happens and appetite for risk remains strong, what will happen to bonds and bond funds when rates begin to climb?1,2,3

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