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Did the Inverted Yield Curve Predict the Pandemic?

Last Year’s Yield Curve Inversion Proves Surprisingly True By Jon Aldrich Do you recall all the hubbub in the media and in print about the Yield Curve Inverting last year and that a recession was probably just around the corner? At the time the stock market was rolling, the housing market was booming and unemployment…

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Harking Back to the ‘Good Ole Days’

By Jon Aldrich Do you long as I do for the ‘Good Ole Days’? You know, back when life was far simpler, less complicated and not as dangerous as it is today. Back when you could have dinner at your favorite restaurant with a bunch of friends, go see a movie at the theater, catch…

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Stimulus Check Safety

BLOG, PERSONAL FINANCE, TAXES  |  27 Apr 2020

Beware of scammers trying to get you to part ways with your money By Jon Aldrich By now, many that qualified for the Coronavirus stimulus payments have probably received the funds in their bank account. However, if you have not received it, you can go to the IRS site https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments  and check on its status….

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Positive Developments From The Quarantine

BLOG, OTHER  |  16 Apr 2020

By Jon Aldrich Let’s take a bit of break from all the gloom and doom of the pandemic and its disruption on millions of people’s lives and finances and of course its effect on the markets. I want to change course a bit and focus on the positive developments that have come from all of…

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Rough Seas Likely to Continue

Things are likely to be uneasy for a while, but we probably do not have to worry about another “Great Depression”. By Jon Aldrich We just ended one of the worst quarters in history for the markets (you knew that when you looked at your most recent brokerage or 401k statements). Stock markets dropped 30%…

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Somewhat Succinct Summary of the CARES Act. Part II

Part II – Effects on Retirement Accounts and Taxes By Jon Aldrich As promised in the first installment of the Somewhat Succinct Summary of the CARES Act, here is the sequel you have all been waiting for. But first, I mentioned in my last article, the unprecedented jump in initial unemployment claims last week to…

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Somewhat Succinct Summary of the CARES Act.

BLOG, MARKETS & ECONOMICS, TAXES  |  31 Mar 2020

Part I – The Recovery Rebates By Jon Aldrich Wow, March has been a doozy of a month for all of us. A pandemic has hit the world causing everyone to fear for their health and that of loved ones.  Most of us are on orders to stay at home to reduce the spread of…

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Could We Have Seen This Coming?

By Jon Aldrich I have been thinking about this a lot recently during these stressful times we are currently enduring. How did we not see the COVID-19 virus causing such an enormous economic and health crisis not only here in the U.S. but around the globe?  Of course, we all saw back in January that…

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Today’s Real Heroes

BLOG, MARKETS & ECONOMICS, OTHER  |  19 Mar 2020

By Jon Aldrich Source: https://www.ajc.com/blog/luckovich/mike-luckovich-the-frontlines/cLrwNVlsZdVZPIkJ6HGh6J/ The above cartoon which recently appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution drawn by Mike Luckovich really struck a chord with me. A modern day version of the famous Iwo Jima photo from World War II which depicted our heroes from that era raising the flag on the Pacific Island near the…

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Darkest Before Dawn

BLOG, MARKETS & ECONOMICS  |  16 Mar 2020

By Jon Aldrich Source: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 I keep thinking I am in the middle of a bad dream and that I am going to wake up and we are back to how life was just a few weeks ago. But, alas, that is not the case as this nightmare that 2020 has become is still ever-present….

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