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Finally, A Correction?

BLOG, MARKETS & ECONOMICS  |  20 Sep 2021

By Jon Aldrich We have been waiting the last several months for the inevitable stock market correction. Remember, stocks do not just go in a straight-line upwards, although it seems like that has been the case virtually the entire time since we came out of the COVID bottom at the end of March 2020. As…

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Someone Stole My House!

BLOG, PERSONAL FINANCE  |  30 Jul 2021

How to Protect Yourself from Home Title (Deed) Theft By Jon Aldrich A retired couple from Long Island, New York went away on an extended vacation only to discover when they arrived back home that someone else was living in their home. No, this wasn’t some squatter taking up residence in their house because they…

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What Can We Expect in the 2nd Half of 2021?

By Jon Aldrich The 1st half of 2021 was a heck of a lot less eventful than the first half of 2020. As we all vividly remember last year with the COVID crash of February and March when the S & P 500 dropped nearly 35% in a month. 2021 by comparison has been a…

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Inflation – Return of the Boogeyman?

by Jon Aldrich For those of you old enough to recall the 1970’s, a couple of things probably come to mind for you. One might be bell bottoms or long lines at the gas pump or maybe even Kojak, but I have a sneaking suspicion that high inflation might be at the foremost of your…

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NFT’s – Non-Fungible Tokens

BLOG, MARKETS & ECONOMICS  |  15 Apr 2021

Let’s look at the latest investment (speculation?) craze By Jon  Aldrich The image above, known as “Everydays, the first 5000 Days”, by the digital-artist who goes by the name “Beeple” recently sold for an unfathomable $69 million on a Christie’s art auction. No, this is not an actual work of art on a canvas, it…

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Summary of the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan

BLOG, PERSONAL FINANCE  |  19 Mar 2021

By Jon Aldrich Last Thursday, President Biden signed into legislation the long awaited COVID Relief package for Americans, named The American Rescue Plan of 2021 (ARP). It provides $1.9 Trillion (with a “T”) to drive economic stimulus and fiscal relief for the millions suffering from the fallout of the ongoing pandemic. Many of you may…

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And Now The Hangover…

BLOG, MARKETS & ECONOMICS  |  4 Feb 2021

In a Matter of Days, the Reddit gains are Gone By Jon Aldrich It sure was one heck of a party while it lasted, but like any big bash where you had the time of your life, you have to “Pay the Fiddler” in the morning. So it seems to be with the investors (if…

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Party Like It’s 1999!

BLOG, MARKETS & ECONOMICS  |  29 Jan 2021

Bubbles like GameStop have Happened Before and Will Again By Jon Aldrich By now, I am sure you have been made aware of all the commotion surrounding a company called GameStop (GME) and the crazy behavior of its stock the last couple of weeks and similar behavior in a handful of other “troubled” stocks such…

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Coronavirus Stimulus 2.0 (Summary of Main Provisions)

BLOG, OTHER, PERSONAL FINANCE  |  24 Dec 2020

By Jon Aldrich First off, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah or whatever you celebrate at this time of year. It has been quite a year, as we all know, and hopefully we all come through it healthy and ready for a new beginning in 2021. Of course, lets leave it…

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BINGO!

BLOG, MARKETS & ECONOMICS  |  2 Nov 2020

2020 is Proving to be a Banner Year for Apocalypse Bingo By Jon Aldrich For most of us, 2020 is going to be a year that none of us will soon forget. It just seems like one awful thing after another just keeps occurring in a year that we’ll all be happy to put behind…

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