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The Team at Kennicott Capital conducts extensive, ongoing market and economic research and we keep abreast of breaking news and important changes in the financial and economic markets.

Our blog is updated regularly to keep our clients up-to-date on current developments. Please feel free to peruse our past alerts and updates below.

January 2015 Market Commentary

The New Year is off to an inauspicious start with the stock markets around the world selling off 4% since the end of 2014, and to add insult to injury (no pun intended), I suffered a severely torn ligament in my left ankle from a minor skiing accident on New Year’s.  As I'm confident my ankle will heal, so too will the markets.  

 

After two years, 'relentless rally' needs a new story to keep it going

By Michael Santoli 20 hours ago Yahoo Finance

 

Congress wouldn't tax Roth IRAs, would it?

By Laura Saunders
The Wall Street Journal
June 23, 2010

Does Investing Inertia Have You Trapped?

Investors are prone to many behavioral mistakes that can cost them dearly. Trying to time the market, trying to pick the winners, chasing returns, trying to go it alone are among the most common. But the one that can inflict the most damage over a period of time is when we succumb to investing inertia.

How Much Life Insurance do you Need?

Anyone with a family to protect understands the critical role life insurance plays in their financial plan However,  in determining the actual amount of coverage to provide essential protection needs, many people tend to adhere to simplistic rules-of-thumb, such as a “multiple of income,” which may leave them wondering if they own too much or too little coverage.

Biggest Life Insurance Mistakes

For most people, buying life insurance is difficult enough even when it’s done right.

Preparing for Lifetime Income Sufficiency in Retirement

When financial planners first began to calculate retirement income needs back in the 1970s and 1980s, many of them latched on to the “70 percent” rule, which says that retirees should plan on needing just 70 percent of their pre-retirement income to live comfortably in retirement.

Financial Planning for Your Aging Parents

If you come from a typical family, finances were rarely discussed in detail even as you matured into adulthood, which was fine as long as your parents were fully capable of running their own lives.  But, as your parents age, and with today’s life expectancies that could span another 20 to 30 years at age 60, there is a strong likelihood that they might lose their cognitive function o

Disability Income Protection

The biggest risk to your financial future is the possibility of losing your earnings due an injury or an extended illness that prevents you from working. In fact, nearly one in three people between the ages of 35 and 65will suffer some sort of disability which will keep them from working for at least 90 days.  Yet this is the one risk that, for most people remains unprotected.

How Confirmation Bias Could be Hurting your Investment Performance

Have you made up your mind on just about everything, even before you know what it is? For instance, when you meet someone, is your opinion of the person formed from the first impression? Or, when you hear a political argument from the other side, is your mind opened or closed? Are you able to concede the “good points” the other side make, or do you dismiss the whole argument?

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