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Economic Writer and Policy Analyst, Stephen Moore, Gives an Economic Update

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Stephen Moore, gives an overview of the global economy and the general state of economic growth in the United States while reflecting on politics and the campaign season ahead. (32 min.)

Stephen Moore on the economy

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Wade: This is a huge call today. We have over 300 people registered for our call today, […]

By |September 6th, 2011|Toolbox|0 Comments

Good Employment News

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Twice a month Gallup polls approximately 30,000 adults on unemployment. This survey is Not Seasonally Adjusted (NSA).

Before I get to the data, this is a reminder that the employment series really needs a seasonal adjustment.

Every year, even in good employment years, the U.S. economy loses 2.5 to 3.0 million payroll jobs (net) in January.

This is […]

By |January 23rd, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Genworth Financial Downgraded

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Due to higher loss at the U.S. Mortgage Insurance segment as well as weak results at Retirement and Protection and at International, we are downgrading Genworth Financial (GNW – Analyst Report) to Underperform.

Genworth’s mortgage insurance business is experiencing losses as a result of the stressed economic conditions combined with elevated unemployment rates. Though the overall […]

By |January 22nd, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wellness and Wealth Run Neck-and-Neck on New Year’s Resolutions Lists-Allianz Life

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Yep — it’s that time again, time to start pondering what life changes you’d like to tackle next year. And few things inspire more resolution setting among Americans than their desire to have more money — and less weight.

Allianz Life insurance Company recently revealed the results of its second annual New Year’s Resolution Survey, in […]

By |January 16th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stock Market Valuation Made Easy: Is the Market High or Low

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On December 31, 1964 the Dow closed at 874.2.  Seventeen Years later on December 31, 1981 the Dow closed at 875.  Over that time period the GDP of the US grew by 370%, the sales of the Fortune 500 more than sextupled, and the Dow inched up a mere fraction of a point.

 

How is it possible […]

By |December 16th, 2010|Uncategorized|2 Comments

LPL IPO, Todd Robinson, Mark Casady, and the American Retirement Dream: Wade Dokken Commentary

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Twenty-two years ago I had a lunch in San Diego with the President and insurance coordinator of Private Ledger, a small financial planning firm in San Diego.  This was before “financial planning” meant anything.   I was the new American Skandia National Sales Manager.  We had no A.M.Best ratings, nor any ratings from S&P.  Fitch […]

By |November 7th, 2010|Uncategorized|17 Comments

LPL IPO continues to Gain Mentions

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LPL Financial’s IPO is the story of the American Retirement Dream Fulfilled. This IPO is not unlike the IPO of Apple or Microsoft for their respective industry. Todd Robinson, Mark Casady, Jim Putnam and countless others followed the desires of the American investing public for independent advice, fee for service, non-proprietary products and superior technology.

Together they have […]

By |November 7th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fair Tax Part 1 of 4 by Wade Dokken

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Underlying all conversations about annuities is the issue of tax deferral and the marginal tax bracket for most investors.   This calculation of the value of tax deferral,  plus the acknowledgement of the exclusionary ratio (the percentage of annuitized withdrawals credited as principal or interest) represent the two key tax advantages annuities provide American savers.

This is […]

By |August 31st, 2010|Uncategorized|14 Comments