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    Yes, that’s right. We have some really exciting news! Our business is growing. To support our growth and provide you with even better service, we’ve taken steps to expand and strengthen our team. We’re excited to announce two new additions and two promotions that have been long overdue. We thought you might like to learn […]

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    You may have read that hackers broke into the Equifax database and stole personal information tied to 143 million Americans. The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. They also stole credit card numbers for about 209,000 people and dispute documents with personal identifying information […]

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    With the U.S. stock market reaching new highs, investors are getting a little nervous about the future direction of stocks. The new administration’s struggle to make progress on their agenda has put the”Trump Bump”of the stock market in jeopardy. Now that the bump in confidence has worn off, investors must focus more on underlying economic […]

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    The U.S. stock market has more than tripled in value during the run-up that started in March 2009, and the most recent quarter somehow managed to accelerate the upward trend. We have just experienced the third-best first half, in terms of U.S. market returns, of the 2000s. Overseas, the international equities are finally delivering better […]

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    A new administration has taken office, and the world is watching. With an ambitious agenda aimed at reducing regulation and stimulating economic growth, President Trump hit the ground running with a wide range of executive orders. While President Trump seems to be staying true to his campaign promises, there are still a lot of questions […]

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    Who would have imagined record market highs at this point last year, when the indices ended the year in negative territory? Or when new year 2016 got off to such a rocky start, tumbling 10% in the first two weeks—the worst start to a year since 1930? The markets eventually bottomed in mid-February and began […]

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    Are Stocks for Pessimists?                                                                                                                         BELLATORE December 19, 2016 By: Jonathan Scheid, CFA, AIF® The views and opinions contained herein are those of Bellatore Financial, Inc. and have been researched and analyzed by Jonathan Scheid, CFA, AIF®, President & Chief Investment Officer. 12/16/16 12/9/16 Weekly % Change YTD % Change 12-Month % Change S&P 500 Index […]

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    100 days after the Brexit scare, three quarters of a year after the most recent Fed rate hike, the markets once again confounded the instincts of nervous investors and went up instead of down. Last week, Fed Chairperson Janet Yellen told the world that the U.S. economy is healthy enough to weather a rise in […]

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    How Do Markets Perform in Election Years? August 15, 2016 With all of the seemingly constant coverage of the upcoming election, one of the questions we consistently get from investors is, “How does the President impact the market?” While it is true that the President will set polices that could impact economic results, the reality […]

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    It has come to our attention that SEI has sent out misaddressed mailings, due to a glitch in their system. These letters were general information and contained no account numbers or other personal details. SEI is aware of the situation and will resend the mailings with the appropriate names and addresses. If you have received […]

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