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Groundhog Day

By: Matt Garrott “Well it’s Groundhog Day…again…” says Bill Murray’s character who is forced to relive the same day over and over again.  Investors may feel the same way about the markets.  Stocks are volatile once more and investors have been reminded that values can actually go down, after the steady climb in [...]

By |2022-02-02T16:13:39+00:00February 2nd, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

Financial Resolutions

For many people, January is a time for resolutions.  Start with the end in mind.  Yogi Berra said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else.”  If you made a resolution to improve your financial health for the new year, quantify your goal.  Here are some more tips from Fairway to [...]

By |2022-01-20T14:50:04+00:00January 20th, 2022|Knowledge Center|0 Comments

Market Commentary 12/31/2021

By: Matt Garrott What Happened in 2021 US stocks did very well while International stocks climbed but lagged the US.  The Barclays Aggregate Bond Index was down slightly, but Municipal Bonds and TIPS were up.  Even though a moderate portfolio likely had a higher return than the historical average for US Large Cap [...]

By |2022-01-06T18:27:24+00:00January 6th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

Dow 36,000

By: Matt Garrott Dow 36,000:  The New Strategy for Profiting From the Coming Rise in the Stock Market was a book published in 1999 that predicted the Dow Jones Industrial Average would hit 36,000 within 5 years.  The Dow topped out at 11,750 before the Tech Bubble burst.  22 years later, on November [...]

By |2021-11-05T13:58:26+00:00November 5th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Market Commentary 9/30/2021

By: Matt Garrott Commodities were up 6.6% for the quarter, while the Energy and Materials sectors were down.  Two Federal Reserve presidents resigned amid a securities trading controversy.  Major political uncertainties swirl around the debt ceiling and spending bills.  Supply chain issues are pushing inflation up.  Employers are scrambling to find workers.  A [...]

By |2021-10-06T12:21:44+00:00October 6th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Does Tomato Belong in Fruit Salad?

By: Matt Garrott I saw an infographic on social media recently with a breakdown of COVID infections in the United States by county.  What caught my eye was the state with the fewest infections – Louisiana with zero.  How could this be?  The author’s reply in the comments: The computer program used to [...]

By |2021-09-07T13:11:10+00:00September 7th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments
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