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September 15, 2017

First there was Harvey bringing devastation mostly in the form of flooding and then there was Irma, the largest Atlantic hurricane in history, whose devastation came primarily in the form of winds. We are very concerned about everyone affected, especially our clients and friends. ProVise took all reasonable precautions to…

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August 31, 2017

We express our deepest sympathies for the millions of people in Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Harvey. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who have personally been impacted by this devastating storm or have family and friends in the area. Please know that we are here…

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August 15, 2017

Oh, thank goodness. Congress and much of official Washington have been on vacation most of this month and will continue to stay away from the Capitol until after Labor Day. It has been a crazy year so far and the craziness is likely to continue when they return as they…

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July 31, 2017

The Federal Reserve Board concluded the July meeting last week and, as expected, left interest rates alone for now. By the time they meet in September most companies will have reported earnings for the 2nd quarter and if those earnings continue to outperform and drive the markets much higher it…

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July 14, 2017

Having a good credit score is important when borrowing money to buy a new car, purchasing a home, or just about any other reason that you want the bank to lend you money. Credit scores from FICO and VantageScore range from 300 to 850 with higher being better. Anyone over…

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June 30, 2017

The second quarter came to a close with the S&P 500 up almost 3% for the quarter and more than 9% for the year, while the Russell 2000 was up 2.5% in the 2nd quarter and 5% for the year. International equities performed best with quarterly results of almost 7%…

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June 15, 2017

The Fed did what they said they would do and raised short term rates 0.25% for the third time in six months. They signaled that they still expect to raise one more time this year, but our guess is it might be later rather than sooner. Why? Because inflation is…

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May 31, 2017

On June 13-14 the Federal Reserve Board will meet and it is widely expected that the Fed will raise rates once again. The two themes playing out here are economic and political. On the economic front, there is every reason for the Fed to raise rates. Jobs are still being…

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Provise Bullets

May 15, 2017

The first quarter GDP results came in at a disappointing 0.7% gain. If you listened to the press, they did everything they could to make the Trump administration look bad as a result. When it comes to economics, we are only interested in the facts, not the fake news. The…

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ProVise Bullets

April 28, 2017

Stock tips from taxi drivers have long been an indicator that the equity markets are nearing a peak. Don’t worry, taxi drivers are not there yet. However, that doesn’t keep bad people from trying to lure investors via the internet with stock tips and many seem to be falling for…

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