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COVID-19: Advice for Business Owners

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

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Business owners are visionaries. They possess the ability to see a future they want, define a plan to get there, and gather the necessary resources. Currently, we are all in a time where this is being challenged. During this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic time, we believe business owners will define themselves by how they respond to this adversity. We believe stage one is play defense and protect what you can. Our thoughts and advice are: Conserve Cash         Accounts receivable management – You need to be on the phone with people who owe you money now. Collect as much as you can…

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Modern Monetary Theory

Thursday, April 16, 2020

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Background Coming out of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) in 2009, developed market central banks utilized Quantitative Easing (QE) as a way to stimulate their respective economies. Generally through the purchase of sovereign bonds, the central banks were able to reduce interest rates along the yield curve, essentially making it less desirable to hold safe haven investments and consequently more attractive to favor risk assets. This action, in conjunction with reductions in key policy rates, encouraged investment and helped to revive economic growth. The new “normal” has been characterized by easy access to money via the bond market. Inflation has…

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Monthly Market Update for March 2020

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides a review of the prior month’s market data, the state of the economy, and the global financial markets. Global Economy: In some sense, the world was more united than it has been in a long time in March. As COVID-19 moves like a tidal wave across the globe, all countries are at different but inevitable stages in addressing the abrupt social and economic impacts of this external health shock. Whereas China has most of its production facilities back on-line, the U.S. has at least another month of recommended social…

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COVID-19: Young Investors and Professionals Advice

Thursday, April 2, 2020

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As we are now a few weeks into this tragic period in the U.S. and the world, it can become easier to get discouraged and let negativity take over our mind.  One thing we learned during the financial crisis of 2008 was that there are opportunities to make progress during a horrible situation.  We must force ourselves to try to identify even the small things we can do to move forward during these tough times.  Often, doing small things makes us feel better and more confident, and then progress can begin to snowball into other areas. With this idea in…

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Facts and Thoughts about COVID-19 (as of 3/26/2020)

Thursday, March 26, 2020

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As we continue to deal with the spread of COVID-19, we thought it was important to review some facts about the virus that we know as of now. As you know, this is a developing situation, and the facts will change and evolve as our health care community learns more and more about the situation. But as of today (3/26/2020), here are what we believe to be very solid facts about the virus. Symptoms: According to the CDC, these most common symptoms of COVID-19 usually appear 2-14 days after exposure: fever, cough and shortness of breath. Emergency warning signs to get…

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