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Client Resource Kit: Markets in Perspective

First Trust put out a great article recently that breaks down the market in the good and the bad years spanning back to the earlier 1900’s. Investors like to avoid stock market declines at all costs, but declines are an inevitable part of investing. A little background can help put stock market declines into perspective.

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Inflation Reduction Act is Really the Energy Expansion Act

Energy Income Partners (EIP) and Arbo joined up to give context to the Energy Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022, signed by President Biden on August 16th.
It’s the new provisions, however, that should be of interest to investors in energy in general, utilities and pipelines in particular.

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Dollar Remains World Reserve Currency

How many times have you heard that the US dollar will collapse because of Fed and fiscal policy? According to the pessimists, this will bring the loss of reserve currency
status, and possibly the rise of China. Replace China with Russia, and it sounds like the 1970s. However, Brian S. Wesbury of First Trust explains, further in this article how the dollar is not weakening, as it did in the 1970s, the dollar is surging.

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Recession Risks and Investment Implications

There is great uncertainty in today’s very unusual environment, as to if an actual recession will be trigger. More importantly, even if the economy does end up in recession, investors need to consider how severe and long-lasting that recession might be.

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Is it Safe to Retire When the Stock Market is so Volatile?

Entering retirement marks a major shift from being active in the workforce to relying on your investments to keep you afloat. Hear what experts say if you are close to retirement during this crazy time in the market.

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Plastic Waste Broken In Down Days

Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues. A recently discovered bacteria might just be the solution we need.

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Killing it Softly: How the Fed Should Fight Inflation

David Kelly at J.P. Morgan has a great overview in his LinkedIn post of the current market and how the feds may respond to the stumble in economic growth and a surge in inflation.

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Thoughts on Ukraine

A few Thoughts on Ukraine from First Trust. Our prayers are with the Ukraine People and for a quick end to this senseless invasion. Information has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed. The opinions and predictions expressed are those of the author solely and not necessarily the opinions or …

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Socially Responsible Investing with Tom Pappas

Today we’re talking about Socially Responsible Investing. With all the changes happening, investing in sustainability for our communities…

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Alternative Investments with Matt Pappas

What are Alternative Investments? How do they work? What’s different about them? These types of investments include…

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