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Markets & Economy » Protecting You from Yourself

September 28, 2022 | Investing

In investing, there’s no limit to how high a stock can go. Worst case, a stock can go off the board (i.e., to zero), and you’ll lose what you put in. But best case, a stock can go up 2x, 5x, 10x or more, delivering massive gains to the long-term investor. This wide range of outcomes is the …

Margaret Jeffries, CFP®

Wealth Management Consultant

Financial Planning » Understanding Medicare and Open Enrollment

September 22, 2022 | Financial Planning

The annual Medicare Open Enrollment period starts on October 15th and runs until December 7th. During this period, individuals already enrolled in Medicare Part A & B (see below to understand the different parts of Medicare) via original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan can: …

Markets & Economy » Cracks in the Credit Markets

September 13, 2022 | Investing

Although credits spreads have widened across bond markets in 2022, they are still relatively compressed per historical standards Swaps are a derivative tool primarily relevant to institutional investors, but they can provide useful insights for all investors Swap spreads are rapidly …

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Markets & Economy » Europe’s Energy Crisis

September 13, 2022 | Investing

Russia has taken the next step, escalating its conflict with Europe by indefinitely shutting off gas supplies to Europe. Citing economic sanctions imposed by the West, Russia has closed the taps to its Nord Stream 1 pipeline, throwing Europe into its biggest energy crisis in decades. We are …

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