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Investing in Companies Benefitting from Supply Issues

2021-11-08T16:47:53-05:00November 8th, 2021|Blog|

Investing in Companies Benefitting from Supply Issues By: Stacey Nickens I was visiting a friend recently who decided to make me meatballs. They mixed up the spices and ground turkey, but instead of throwing the meatballs in their oven, they pulled a chunky convection oven out of a cabinet. As they put the meatballs into [...]

3 Bright Spots from October’s Stock Market Performance

2021-11-01T13:46:23-05:00November 1st, 2021|Blog|

3 Bright Spots from October's Stock Market Performance By: Stacey Nickens As we head towards Thanksgiving, I'm reminded of the power of gratitude. Psychology research has shown that gratitude helps people feel happier, feel more content with their day-to-day lives, become healthier, better manage challenges, and develop stronger relationships. With all that said, I encourage [...]

How to Survive a Bear Attack: 6 Strategies for Embracing a Stock Market Downturn

2021-11-01T13:44:55-05:00September 27th, 2021|Blog|

How to Survive a Bear Attack 6 Strategies for Embracing a Stock Market Downturn By: Stacey Nickens Fall is a beautiful time to head out into nature for a camping trip, but enjoying nature doesn't come without risks. You may face dehydration, mosquito bites, and even bears. A bear attack is certainly the worst case [...]

3 Investment Opportunities to Hedge Against Inflation

2021-07-19T13:16:23-05:00July 19th, 2021|Blog|

3 Investment Opportunities to Hedge Against Inflation By: Stacey Nickens Inflation rapidly accelerated in June, with the consumer-price index increasing 5.4% from a year ago. This is the highest 12-month rate increase since August 2008, but don't panic just yet. A number of factors contributing to inflation are temporary. Supply shortages will likely subside, as [...]

Investing in the Stay-At-Home Economy

2021-04-09T13:26:24-05:00April 9th, 2021|Blog|

Investing in the Stay-At-Home Economy By: Stacey Nickens If you've ever been a parent or babysitter, you have likely dreaded the moment your little one complained, "I'm bored!" Yet lockdowns and quarantines may have had you muttering this same phrase to yourself during the past year. With restaurants closed at different periods of time, many [...]

Positions I’m Watching: PayPal

2021-02-19T15:35:38-05:00February 19th, 2021|Blog|

Positions I'm Watching: PayPal By: Stacey Nickens Due to the pandemic, more people are shopping online rather than in store. As a result, the online payment industry has seen a big increase in demand. The online payment platform, PayPal, has accordingly benefited, and its stock has grown over 50% during the past three months. PayPal [...]

Romantic Investment Opportunities for Valentine’s Day

2021-02-04T17:30:47-05:00February 4th, 2021|Blog|

Romantic Investment Opportunities for Valentine's Day By: Stacey Nickens Talking about stocks and bonds may not sound like the most romantic dinner conversation. Couples often fight over money and finances, so why would you want to mix investment decisions with your Valentine's Day plans? However, I have seen many individuals lovingly gift investments to partners, [...]

Should I invest in mutual funds in retirement?

2021-01-18T13:44:49-05:00January 18th, 2021|Blog|

Should I invest in mutual funds in retirement? By: Stacey Nickens Mutual funds are very common investment vehicles inside of pensions, 401(k)s, and other savings accounts. People often choose mutual funds because they allow individuals to invest in hundreds of companies at once, reducing their investment risks through diversification. However, as you move into or [...]