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Next Gen Series: Goal Setting to Jump Start Your Career

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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In our last blog, we highlighted the importance of goal setting in several life categories for young adults: Health-Fitness, Family, Financial, Personal-Hobbies, and Career. We wanted to explore the importance of setting career goals. Creating and writing down specific, formal goals early in your career can help you jump start your career, ensure you continue to grow, and give you guidance through the ups and downs that comes with any career. Here are some initial career goal categories we recommend: Continual education and training is a must – If you want to progress in your career, learning new skills and…

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Monthly Market Update for September 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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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: Shaking off continued geopolitical uncertainty, investors provided a renewed bid for risk assets in September. Accordingly, global equities advanced modestly while interest rates reversed a portion of the prior month’s sharp decline. Manufacturing data continued to show signs of slowing and there was even some moderation in consumer spending and sentiment. US-China trade talks are scheduled to officially resume in mid-October, while the British Prime Minister faces political and…

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2018 U.S. Mid-Term Elections

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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HISTORY & BACKGROUND Midterm elections in the U.S. occur mid-way through a President’s term in office. Every four years, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and typically 33 or 34 of the 100 seats in the Senate are up for re-election. History has shown that mid-term elections have not been kind to the incumbent President’s political party. Specific to the upcoming mid-term elections, changes in the political landscape are expected, but it’s the magnitude of those changes that could ultimately impact asset prices. INSIGHTS & PORTFOLIO IMPLICATIONS Mid-Term Elections and Financial Markets Going into the 2018 mid-term elections,…

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Monthly Market Update for September 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides timely market data as well as perspectives on the current state of the economy and the global financial markets. Global Economy: Global growth continued to decelerate in September, with the divergence between the buoyant US economy and the rest of the world becoming more apparent. Trade relations with China remain a key source of anxiety for global markets, even as things eased after a tentative agreement with Canada and Mexico in a new, revised NAFTA. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met at the end of September, voting unanimously…

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Protect Your Information and Yourself

Monday, October 8, 2018

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It is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. What better time to share this checklist containing tips and best practices to help you protect your data, information and prevent fraud. Cybercrime and fraud are serious threats and constant vigilance is key. While Gryphon Financial Partners plays an important role in helping protect your assets, you can also take action to protect yourself and help secure your information. Cyber criminals exploit our increasing reliance on technology. Methods used to compromise a victim’s identity or login credentials – such as malware, phishing, and social engineering – are increasingly sophisticated and difficult to spot. A…

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Monthly Market Update for August 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

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Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides timely market data as well as perspectives on the current state of the economy and the global financial markets. Global Economy: Economic data for August helped to confirm that global synchronized growth has faded, with the divergence favoring the US over international economies. Trade relations with China remain tense, even as apparent progress was made with Mexico (thus far not Canada) to negotiate a more modernized NAFTA agreement. Comments made by Federal Reserve Chair Powell at the annual Jackson Hole symposium highlighted the constructive outlook for the US economy…

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