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Bitcoin: Tulip mania or real deal?

By Gary Brooks, CFP® Over three days during the week of Thanksgiving, Coinbase, a digital currency exchange opened 300,000 new accounts. Chasing the eye-bulging rise in the price of bitcoin, Coinbase accounts now outnumber Charles Schwab brokerage accounts according to Bespoke Investm
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Market Commentary Third Quarter (2017): New Highs

Global investment markets continued to climb in the third quarter. International stocks extended their performance lead year-to-date (spurred by the weak U.S. dollar). U.S. stock indexes marked new all-time highs, led by technology and health care companies. Bonds were positive, movin
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Cybersecurity – How to protect yourself

By Gary Brooks, CFP® The Equifax data breach last month simply added to the already long list of failures by corporate and government entities to protect the public’s sensitive personal information. It is unsettling to think about the exposures of important personal details and a hass
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Second Quarter – Market Commentary

The second quarter of 2017 was generally good for global investment markets with themes echoing the first quarter of the year. Global markets posted gains, led by international stocks. Large and growth-focused companies (technology and health care primarily) were the strongest perform
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