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Savvy Cybersecurity May 2019

Posted by Doug Kinsey on Jun 5, 2019 4:41:34 PM

Commentary and resources to keep you safe & secure in today's interconnected world.

In this issue:

  • "Wormable" Microsoft Flaw: What you need to do
  • Cybersecurity shorts
  • Software updates

 

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Topics: cybersecurity

Recession Fears?

Posted by Byron Sanders on Jun 3, 2019 5:42:46 PM

The past two weeks have not been kind to worldwide equity investors. After the most recent peak for broad domestic equity indexes at the beginning of May, prices have trended generally lower dragging International indexes lower as well. Trade tensions, including newly announced Mexico specific tariff threats, and worries about the health of the US economy have combined to unsettle equity markets. The chart below details the DJTMI over the past 12 months.

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Topics: Investments, Economy, interest rates, trade war, trade

Value Building for Business Owners May 30, 2019

Posted by Doug Kinsey on May 30, 2019 2:34:10 PM

Thoughts and ideas for our entrepreneur clients to help them value and grow their business.

Why Now Is The Riskiest Time To Own Your Business

Most people think of starting a business as risky, but unless you invest a significant amount of start-up cash in your venture, you’re not really risking much other than your time.

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Topics: Business and Practice Services, Thoughts on business, business growth, business value

Conversations with Cameron - Episode 1

Posted by Doug Kinsey on May 25, 2019 9:36:30 AM

An occasional video blog produced by our Summer intern - Cameron Kinsey. Enjoy!

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Topics: Memorial Day, Artifex, Thoughts on business

Artifex welcomes new staff members

Posted by Doug Kinsey on May 22, 2019 4:23:59 PM

Artifex Financial Group is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members to our team.

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Topics: Artifex, team members, personnel

US-China Trade War: Investment Strategy Update

Posted by Doug Kinsey on May 10, 2019 2:53:06 PM

In view of the developments this week regarding US-China trade, I asked our chief investment strategist, Byron Sanders, what his thoughts were and if we should be making any tactical portfolio adjustments at this time. I think his comments are particularly instructive and worthy of sharing. Here is what he had to say:

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Topics: Investments, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, china, strategy, etf

Strong Growth, New Highs

Posted by Byron Sanders on Apr 30, 2019 11:24:21 AM
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Topics: Investments, Economics, stocks, bonds

Withholding under the new Tax Act

Posted by Doug Kinsey on Apr 25, 2019 2:29:03 PM

More complexity and the old rules don't apply

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Topics: Taxes, tax planning

First Quarter 2019 Market & Economic Commentary

Posted by Byron Sanders on Apr 12, 2019 11:44:02 AM

First Quarter Market Comment

April 8, 2019

After a disappointing final quarter of 2018, global equity prices extended their post-Christmas

rally and posted very strong gains in the first quarter of 2019. Broad domestic benchmark indexes were standouts, but International and Emerging Market equities also delivered solidly positive numbers. US investors, especially, were cheered by the Federal Reserve’s decision, announced in late January, to suspend the program of scheduled ¼% increases in their Fed Funds rate that had through 2018.

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Topics: Investments, mutual funds, Economics, stocks, markets, interest rates

Artifex Newsletter March 2019

Posted by Doug Kinsey on Mar 7, 2019 10:07:24 PM

Monthly Economic & Market Commentary and an article from our Investment Strategist

 

 

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Topics: Investments, Economy, china, strategy

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Commentary on the world of finance, and other things

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