A Moment of Weakness in a Year of Strength?

A Moment of Weakness in a Year of Strength?

Is the bull market finally over? For the first time in nine calendar quarters, the U.S. investment markets delivered a negative overall return. It was only a slight decline, but the decline reminds us that markets can and do go down from time to time. After starting...
2018 Tax Reform: What Will It Mean For Me?

2018 Tax Reform: What Will It Mean For Me?

By: Alex Bastron As you are undoubtedly aware, Congress voted for sweeping tax reform at the end of 2017.  By now, those tax cuts have been reflected in the stock market via an additional run-up in stock prices and in employee take-home pay.  While it is still very...
Perspective on Current Market Events

Perspective on Current Market Events

It looks like the U.S. stock market will finally get something that happens, on average, about once a year: a 10+% percent drop—the definition of a market correction. One of the more memorable times this happened was a whopper—the Great Recession drop that caused U.S....
2017 Year-End Report: Are the Rapids Coming?

2017 Year-End Report: Are the Rapids Coming?

The bull market continued for another year, causing market indices to soar to new heights over and over again and—ominously—also pushing valuations further beyond the long-term averages. A breakdown shows that just about everything gained in 2017. The Wilshire 5000...
Cryptocurrency Craze

Cryptocurrency Craze

By:  Kirk Licata, CFP® Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have officially become popular topics of conversation on Main Street, but will these currencies have a place on Wall Street? In the last few months, clients, family, and friends have increasingly been asking...
The Path to Retirement: Savings > Returns

The Path to Retirement: Savings > Returns

by Mike McKay and Clete Miller, LongView Wealth Management Advisers analyze markets and make assumptions in order to forecast how much savings are required now to successfully meet retirement goals later. People are living longer, causing an obvious increase in the...