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How the Biden Administration Could Impact Retirement and Tax Planning

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How the Biden Administration Could Impact Retirement and Tax Planning

Jamie Hopkins, Director of Retirement Research at Carson, offers insight as our country navigates changes after the inauguration. Click Here to Watch the Webinar

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5 Things to Watch in the First Quarter of 2021

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5 Things to Watch in the First Quarter of 2021

Have you found yourself officing in a room with a bunk bed? Do you realize you’re going to the store in your pajamas and never leaving your car? Does going to the movies mean going to the living room to turn on the TV? Quarantine changed the world almost overnight, and the adjustment is so pervasive in our everyday lives we hardly notice the details going by.

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Quarterly Market Outlook: Q1 2021

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Quarterly Market Outlook: Q1 2021

Carson Partners’ Scott Kubie shares key events we saw in the past quarter and how we think they’ll affect markets in the upcoming quarter. Contact us to speak with a financial advisor.

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Market Commentary: Chinese GDP Grew in 2020; U.S. Corporations Outperform Q4 Expectations.

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Market Commentary: Chinese GDP Grew in 2020; U.S. Corporations Outperform Q4 Expectations.

Chinese GDP grew 2.3% in 2020, making it the only major economy to grow last year. In the fourth quarter, the Chinese economy grew 6.5% as China continued to gain ground on the U.S. economy. The growth was led by strong performance in industrial production, which rose 7.3% in December, compared to a year earlier.

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Quarterly Market Outlook, First Quarter 2021

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Quarterly Market Outlook, First Quarter 2021

Join Scott Kubie, Senior Investment Strategist at Carson Group, for our Q1 2021 Quarterly Market Outlook webinar. Click Here to Watch the Webinar

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Market Commentary: Biden Proposes New Stimulus Package as Signs Point to Economic Slowdown

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Market Commentary: Biden Proposes New Stimulus Package as Signs Point to Economic Slowdown

The signs of an economic slowdown continue. Initial jobless claims, which are released weekly, spiked to 965,000 last week. Claims increased by 181,000 and marked the highest weekly total since mid-August. Continuing claims increased 199,000, indicating those losing work are not finding new employment right away. Based on other data points, many of those filing for unemployment expect to be rehired when newly imposed restrictions are reduced.

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Reflections from 2020

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Reflections from 2020

It goes without saying that 2020 presented unique challenges, with COVID touching nearly every area of our lives. Of course, it wasn’t just our daily routines that were impacted. The economy and our investments saw unprecedented swings in 2020. As we enter a new year, we wanted to take a minute to look back on 2020, reflecting on the planning and investment strategies that were most impactful and even more importantly reflect on the lessons that we have learned. Not surprisingly, what remains true on the financial side is that core wealth management principles were as important as ever.  

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Market Commentary: Markets Start the New Year Strong Despite the Chaos in Washington

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Market Commentary: Markets Start the New Year Strong Despite the Chaos in Washington

The vivid pictures and appalling actions in Washington, D.C., Wednesday captured the attention of the globe, but not the interest of markets. The Democratic sweep in the Georgia Senate races didn’t attract a lot of interest from investors either. Neither were markets fazed by the first loss of jobs in a monthly employment report since the recovery began.

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Help Improve Your Financial Plan This Year with These One-time Adjustments

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Help Improve Your Financial Plan This Year with These One-time Adjustments

It’s no secret that many people do not keep their New Year’s resolutions. Every year around this time, gym memberships go up and personal planners fly off the shelves. A few weeks later, the planner gets left on the train and the gym, well, it’s just so far out of the way! New Year’s resolutions have a whopping shelf life of about a month, and only 20% or so make it further.

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Market Commentary: S&P 500 Finishes the Year at a Record High, Unemployment Numbers Decrease Slowly

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Market Commentary: S&P 500 Finishes the Year at a Record High, Unemployment Numbers Decrease Slowly

The S&P 500 wrapped up a surprising year with another strong week. The index of large-cap stocks, including dividends, climbed 1.5% and finished 18.4% higher for the year. Figure 1 shows the performance of the S&P 500, ex-dividends, in 2020 and just how far stocks have roared back from their lows.

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