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Weekly Market Commentary January 28, 2019

After a four-week rally, stocks finished close to unchanged last week. The S&P 500 shed 0.2% but is still up 6.4% this year.

The S&P 500 opened sharply lower and then rose the rest of the holiday-shortened week. Read more

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A Dog Blog – 5 Worst States for Retirement… And New Jersey Makes the List!

Dear Humans,

There are many things that I love about my home in Northern New Jersey, specifically Bergen
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Volatility Got You Nervous? Think of It as an “End of Year” Sale

2018 may have started off strong, but volatility in the last quarter has made a lot of market participants nervous. The VIX (a measure of stock market volatility) roughly tripled from early October (where it hovered around a typical 12) to December 26, when it spiked to 35.5. While volatility has settled down since then, investors are still concerned over how to proceed and whether the uncertainty will continue.

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The Week Ahead – January 28, 2019 – Volatility Got You Nervous? Think of It as an “End of Year” Sale

Published by Taylor Financial Group

2018 may have started off strong, but volatility in the last quarter has made a lot of investors nervous. While things have settled down since the holidays, investors are still concerned over how to proceed and whether the uncertainty will continue.

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The Week Ahead – January 22, 2019 – 2018 and You: Year in Review – Our Year End Recap

Published by Taylor Financial Group

Thanks to our amazing clients, we had a wonderful 2018 at TFG making a difference in all of your lives! Take a walk down memory lane with us as we highlight your (and our) accomplishments.

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Weekly Market Commentary January 21, 2019

Stocks continued to post strong weekly gains. The S&P 500 gained 2.9%, following last week’s 2.6% increase. Read more

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The Cat Column – Oliver Explores 5 Cities Where Retirees Can Live Longest on $1 Million

Dear Human,

You are an expensive creature- don’t try to deny it. And honestly, it’s not even your fault! While I was born with an extremely fluffy coat that is so fashionable and versatile that I can wear it in all 4 seasons, you need to wear 4 layers just to keep warm. If I want to vacation in a distant land, I just walk downstairs to the dog’s territory. Read more

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Q1 2019 Quarterly Market Update

Carson Group Partners’ Scott Kubie shares key events we saw in the past quarter and how we think they’ll affect markets in 2019. Contact us to speak with a financial advisor.
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Volatility in the Market

Since the start of the fourth quarter, volatility has become the new normal in the market.  According to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ)*, over the past month the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) has averaged a 600-point intraday swing, with that swing never going below 200 points on any given day. Volatility has a tendency to beget volatility, so the main thing that investors can count on now is that volatility will likely stay in the market.

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Dog Blog – A Tribute to Lucky, We will Miss You!

This week’s Pet Blog is unlike all the other blog posts that have been written thus far. This week’s Blog From A Dog will commemorate a wonderful member of the Taylor Financial Group team and the Taylor family household, Lucky Taylor (2008-2019). Read more