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Understanding the Market Situation and the Opportunities Ahead

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Understanding the Market Situation and the Opportunities Ahead

These are unsettling times, both from a public health perspective and an economic perspective. To help provide answers at a time filled with questions, watch this webinar with Jamie Hopkins, Director of Retirement Research, and Scott Kubie, Senior Investment Strategist. Click Here to Watch the Webinar

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Managing the Ups and Downs of the Market – And Your Emotions

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Managing the Ups and Downs of the Market – And Your Emotions

Emotions run high when the market dips low. Market volatility can cause stress and uncertainty in many investors, and trying to remove your emotions from the decision-making process won’t play out in the long-term. Managing the ups and downs of the market begins with managing the ups and downs of your emotions. Watch this webinar with Director of Retirement Research Jamie Hopkins, Esq., MBA, LLM, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, RICP®, to learn more. Click Here to Watch the Webinar

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Coronavirus and the Markets Q&A: 5 Industry-Leading Voices on the Magnitude of the Downturn, What Investors Can Do and More

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Coronavirus and the Markets Q&A: 5 Industry-Leading Voices on the Magnitude of the Downturn, What Investors Can Do and More

We put together a roundtable discussion of investment experts across financial disciplines to give us some insight on the current markets. This group represents decades of experience in the fields of investment management and financial research and strategy.

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Market Commentary: Government Steps In As Downturn Continues

Market Commentary

Market Commentary: Government Steps In As Downturn Continues

The ongoing battle against the coronavirus pushed markets sharply lower last week on concerns the collateral economic damage from social distancing will significantly damage economic growth and corporate profits for extended periods.

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Coronavirus and the Markets

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread quickly across the globe. The concerns have created a “bear market” as the S&P 500 dropped more than 20% from its highs in just over three weeks.

This guide explains why it’s crucial to control the disease now, its economic impact and key market lessons.

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Market Commentary: Fed Cuts Interest Rates to Near Zero

Market Commentary

Market Commentary: Fed Cuts Interest Rates to Near Zero

Stocks and bonds continued to be buffeted about by waves of data and policy actions designed to combat the coronavirus and the secondary effects of the virus on individuals, businesses, and markets.

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Weekly Market Commentary – March 9, 2020

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary – March 9, 2020

Special Update: Global stocks dropped sharply on Monday based on a precipitous fall in oil prices. Global stocks dropped sharply on Monday morning. The catalyst for the decline was the inability of Russia and Saudi Arabia to reach a deal on controlling the supply of oil. Oil prices had already declined on concerns the coronavirus will sharply curtail demand for energy.

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What Changes (and What Doesn’t) with the FICO 10 Credit Score Update

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What Changes (and What Doesn’t) with the FICO 10 Credit Score Update

Anyone who uses a computer these days won’t be too surprised to see an update notification pop up on the screen. While you’re reading your email or playing Scrabble, irritating little boxes will jump in front of you declaring your virus protection out of date or offering a new, improved version of whatever app you’re using. It’s a part of modern life.

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March Madness

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March Madness

Our Thigpen Group 2020 VISION INITIATIVE starts with you carefully and intentionally formulating a vision for your life. Understanding and living into that vision is a process, which includes goal setting. We discussed this in detail last month as a part of knowing your numbers. But the goals come as a result of first establishing the vision.

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Weekly Market Commentary – March 2, 2020

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary – March 2, 2020

Last week, investors moved from a “reality check” to a “gut check” as the selloff from the previous week accelerated sharply. The coronavirus continued to expand rapidly in South Korea, Italy, and Iran. Even though China’s number of new cases continues to drop, the virus keeps producing new cases in additional countries, including the U.S. The data underscores the steps being taken to limit the spread, but the virus has been difficult to contain.

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