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Financial Planning and Divorce

Financial Planning and Divorce

It is in tumultuous times like a divorce, that a good financial planner can make a world of difference.

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Portfolio Volatility: Friend or Foe?

Portfolio Volatility: Friend or Foe?

Understand the impact different investment returns can have on your outcomes.

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Identity Theft: Safeguarding Your Reputation and Resources

Identity Theft: Safeguarding Your Reputation and Resources

We highlight the issue of identity theft, acquaint you with practical suggestions, and present you with specific steps to take in the event of an identity fraud incident.

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Economic Commentary

2018 Q1 Economic Review and Outlook

2018 Q1 Economic Review and Outlook

In the fourth quarter, the economy expanded by 2.6% bringing real, annualized GDP growth to 2.3% in 2017. In many ways, 2017 was a prototypical post-Financial Crisis year with regards to economic growth. A weak first quarter gave way to stronger growth in the back half of the year, resulting in a good, but not a great year for the economy.

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2017 Mid-Year Economic Review and Outlook

2017 Mid-Year Economic Review and Outlook

The economy expanded at a real, annualized rate of 2.6% in the second quarter, while first quarter growth was revised down to 1.2% (vs. the previous estimate of 1.4%). The expansion was in line with analyst expectations from the beginning of the quarter and consistent with the post-Financial Crisis pattern of weak first quarters followed by stronger growth in the second quarter.

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2017 Q1 Economic Review and Outlook

2017 Q1 Economic Review and Outlook

During the first quarter, the economy expanded at a real, annualized rate of 0.7%. Relative to consensus estimates for Q1 growth and recent real growth rates in the latter half of 2016, this can only be described as a disappointing start to the year.

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Latest Blog Posts

Inversion Indigestion: Covenant’s Weekly Market Synopsis (August 16, 2019)

August 19, 2019

Last Week Today. Argentina's stock market fell by a remarkable -48% in U.S. Dollar terms (-30% in local currency) Monday after the current reform-minded president was beaten badly by his...

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Covenant Weekly Market Synopsis for August 8, 2019

August 12, 2019

Last Week Today. The trade war between China and the U.S. showed the first signs of conflating into a currency war when China allowed its currency to fall through 7...

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Covenant Weekly Market Synopsis for July 12, 2019

July 15, 2019

Last Week Today. Minutes from the European Central Bank’s June meeting showed an improvement in Eurozone consumption. However, due to geopolitical factors and weakening global trade the ECB bankers are...

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