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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

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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2016 Q4 Economic Review and Outlook

2016 Q4 Economic Review and Outlook

During the fourth quarter, the economy expanded at a real, annualized rate of 1.9%. While this rate was lower than the consensus expected, it remained above the rate of growth in the first half of 2016 (which averaged 1.1%).

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Latest Blog Posts

Covenant Weekly Market Synopsis for June 14, 2019

June 17, 2019

Last Week Today. Mexico’s government agreed to move forward with adopting the USMCA trade agreement (aka, NAFTA 2.0) following President Trump’s announcement he would not levy illegal immigration-related tariffs on...

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Covenant Weekly Market Synopsis for June 7, 2019

June 10, 2019

Last Week Today. The Department of Justice (Apple and Alphabet – aka Google) and the Federal Trade Commission (Facebook and Amazon) announced antitrust investigations into the market power held by...

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Covenant Weekly Market Synopsis for May 31, 2019

June 3, 2019

Last Week Today. S&P 500 earnings season concluded with corporations reporting year-over-year profit growth of roughly 1.5% in Q1. A pretty thin margin of expansion, but impressive relative to analyst...

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