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What Investors Need Now Is Patience and Fortitude

By Samantha Masey | June 17, 2022

Written by: Steven B. Bouchey, CFP® As seen in The Saratogian. The headlines in 2022 have been overwhelming; the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Covid-19 lingering on, China’s lockdowns adding to supply chain disruptions, and inflation at 40-year highs!!! So, what has changed on the inflation front? The May consumer price index (CPI) was red hot, rising +1%…

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How Will Rising Interest Rates Affect Stocks?

By Samantha Masey | February 14, 2022

Written by: Paolo LaPietra, CFP® With the Federal Reserve projecting three rate hikes in 2022, a recurring question I’ve been receiving is “How will rising interest rates affect my stocks?” It’s an important question to ask, especially with so much negative sentiment towards rising rates for equity investors. We’ve seen volatility so far this quarter,…

Inflation: Why is this such a big deal and how does it affect me?

By Samantha Masey | October 5, 2021

Inflation is a term that has been dominating the financial news in recent months, and as investors, it is important to understand what the term inflation means and how it affects our investments. Key Takeaways: Understanding inflation and its causes Central Bank responses to support economic growth have increased inflationary pressures How inflation can affect…