Category Archives: Elections 2016

Not “If;” “When”

You’re starting to hear people talk about “if” there’s a bear market during the Trump Administration, when the real truth is they should be talking about “when.”  And it won’t necessarily be triggered by a poorly-worded tweet, a global-trade-stopping new tariff regime or tax and entitlement reform.  Every presidential cycle has its share of market drawdowns, seemingly regardless of presidential policies.

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How to Reset Your Portfolio (Regardless of What You Think of the Markets)

Over the last few weeks, professional financial planners have been fielding calls from clients who are asking the kinds of questions that every professional investor hates to hear.  The Dow has reached (and then fallen back below) 20,000.  Should I take money off the table?

My preferred candidate didn’t win the election, and I think the world is going to hell in a handbasket.  Don’t you think I should sell my stocks now before it’s too late?

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Preliminary Tax Forecast

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Many of President-Elect Donald Trump’s policy proposals are too vague to analyze, but one area where he has been clear is on reforming our tax system.  Here’s a quick primer on the changes that you can expect to be introduced to Congress in the coming year.

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The Election’s Impact on Your Portfolio

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By now, most voters have made up their mind about who they want to serve as their next President.  But what can they look forward to, from an investment and tax standpoint, if their candidate wins or loses?  How will the election affect their portfolio and future net worth?

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Global Popularity (or Not)

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No doubt you’ve seen so many polls, telling you how many people support which political candidate, that you’re feeling a bit numb.  But what do the citizens of other countries think about our country’s Presidential candidates, our current President and other leaders around the world?

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Brazil’s Political Impeachment

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What’s going on in Brazil—other than the Zika virus and off-schedule preparations for the Olympic games?

You might have read that the leader of South America’s largest country—President Dilma Rousseff—is facing impeachment hearings at a particularly awkward time for the country: right before a million Olympic visitors descend on the country.  But what are the actual charges against the leader of the Worker’s Party in Brazil?

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Big Vote in Europe

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The big question in Europe this year is how the British people will vote on June 23.  Will they vote to leave the European Union (what’s being called the “Brexit”) or decide to continue to be part of the 28-nation economic alliance?

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