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All Good Things Must Come to an End.

BLOG, MARKETS & ECONOMICS  |  21 Jun 2017

By Jon Aldrich Just like summer, a riveting novel or a great vacation “All good things must come to an end.” So wrote, the Father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer in his poem “Troilus and Criseyde-The Siege of Troy” way back in the 1380’s. So, does this apply to the stock market as well? Stock…

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Basic Password and Online Computer Hygiene

BLOG, OTHER  |  4 Apr 2017

By Jon Aldrich   Image Source http://blog.hotspotshield.com                           It is still hard to believe, but did you know that 2 of the most commonly used passwords to access online accounts are still “password” and “123456”? There are a lot of nefarious individuals and…

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Is a Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) just Batty?

BLOG, MARKETS & ECONOMICS  |  28 Feb 2017

By Jon Aldrich We all know by now that President Trump aspires to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and he has stated that he is going to have Mexico pay for it. You may wonder, How is he going to get Mexico to do this? Enter, the Border Adjustment Tax. What is…

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Interest Rates are Up, Are Bonds in Trouble?

Why Bond Investors Shouldn’t Panic by Jon Aldrich Two events occurred in the last quarter of 2016 that many thought may never happen. The first was the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series and the second was, after many years of ultra-low rates, interest rates finally started rising. Since Donald Trump was elected, back in…

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TRUMPED!

BLOG, MARKETS & ECONOMICS  |  9 Nov 2016

By Jon Aldrich By now, we have had just a little time to digest the stunning results of the presidential election with Republican candidate Donald Trump pulling off a shocking upset of Democrat Hillary Clinton. Going into the election most national polls did not give Trump much of a chance, but with elections just like…

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THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES CURRENT TAX PROPOSALS

BLOG, TAXES  |  7 Oct 2016

By Jon Aldrich We are getting down to the final stretch for the upcoming Presidential election. It has been an interesting campaign, to say the least, and Trump & Clinton have both changed their positions on several issues over the last several months. The purpose of this article is an attempt to summarize the 2…

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Wake Me Up When September Ends

BLOG, MARKETS & ECONOMICS  |  6 Sep 2016

By Jon Aldrich The band, Green Day penned the song “Wake Me Up When September Ends” a few years ago, but it often applies to investors in the stock market. Why is this? Well, September is the only month of the year where the median return has been negative going back to 1928. Every other…

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Have You Caught Pokémon Go! Fever?

BLOG, MARKETS & ECONOMICS  |  1 Aug 2016

By Jon Aldrich “Wait! There is a Pikachu next to that table over there!” My 14 year old son shouts excitedly. “A what, where?” I answer back. “There is a Pikachu by that table, I have to go catch him.” he says with glee. I look over there and don’t see any so called Pikachu’s…

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BREXIT? IT BREMAINS TO BE SEEN.

BLOG, MARKETS & ECONOMICS  |  20 Jun 2016

By Jon Aldrich June 23rd is going to be a big day in Britain, and maybe for the rest of the world. This is the day the general population of Britain votes on whether the country will continue to be a member of the European Union (EU)? Since we have had catchy names for some…

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Your Smart Refrigerator might be a Computer Hacker

BLOG, OTHER  |  3 Jun 2016

By Jon Aldrich Your refrigerator might be sending you spam e-mails. Your smart thermostat might be allowing hackers access to your wireless network. Could your coffee maker be giving you more than just a caffeine boost? In late 2013 and early 2014, a smart refrigerator was pinpointed as one of the devices used by computer…

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