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Unemployment Hokum

The most recent jobs report was clearly disappointing, with a dismal 38,000 net new jobs in May.  Never-the-less, the unemployment rate fell again to 4.7%.  At the same time, labor force participation fell to 62.6%.  Throughout the “recovery”, the unemployment rate has been declining, as has labor force participation.  In December 2007, labor force participation […]

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A Quick Take On The Brexit Vote

I received an inquiry from a local business reporter today, asking about the “Brexit” vote, whether clients were panicking, if this would prove a major market turning point, and what, if anything, we were doing in portfolios.  I provided the following response and share it here with our blog readers. I’ve had just one call […]

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Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself

A famous line used in the inaugural address of Franklin D. Roosevelt may provide some insight as to the background for the recent vote against Britain remaining in the European Union and the ascendance of politicians, on both sides of the aisle, that speak to disgruntlement. The common thread appears to be an ascendance of […]

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Keep Your House Out Of Probate

For many of our clients, a well thought out estate plan is a key component of their overall financial plan.  A typical estate plan consists of a will, durable powers of attorney, healthcare powers of attorney, and sometimes one or more trusts. For clients who are focused on protecting their assets after they are gone, […]

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Electricity Update

On May 24, 2016, we posted a blog discussing some of the issues relating to the generation of electricity.  We opined that, “based on current technology, nuclear appears to be the only scalable alternative to fossil fuels.” According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, some of the country’s most influential environmental groups are softening […]

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All In

Generally, this blog has been reserved for all things tied to Sigma’s line of work – financial planning and investments. The rare exceptions have generally had to do with sports, most especially my colleagues’ beloved Detroit Tigers. Today the blog is about the pride of being a Clevelander.  Northeast Ohio has had the privilege and […]

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