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MARKET UPDATE – SECOND QUARTER 2021

There are always concerns in the investment realm including inflation; increased government debt, market corrections, volatility, etc., but with strong fundamentals which include double-digit earnings expectations in the coming quarter, improved consumer sentiment, and continued favorable monetary and policy support, there are very good arguments to be made for staying invested in 2021 and beyond.

2019 Outlook

2019 OUTLOOK

After a wild 4th Quarter in the markets the S&P 500 index ended down -4.4 for the year, it’s worst return since 2008. As is usual, the short term outlook is murky. LPL Financial along with all other investment firms attempt to provide a bit longer view with their Annual Outlooks for the coming year. … Read more

Previewing Oregon’s newest Cap-and-Trade bill

Last week I attended the Central Oregon launch party for the Oregon Business Alliance for Climate. This organization formed earlier this year with the main goal of helping establish a “Cap and Invest” program in the state. They hope to accomplish this through Senate Bill 1070 (cap-and-trade) which was introduced at the end of the … Read more