Investing Performance: Peaks and Valleys

“Investments can be a source of pain or pleasure, as well as the subject of books or media narratives with heroes and villains. A feature in these narratives turns on the performance record produced by an investor or an asset class. As interesting as the stories are, what framework can we use to think about…

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4 Myths About Financial Advisors and Investing Debunked

Properly managing your money is one of the most important things to prioritize. Money isn’t everything, but it can be a catalyst for what you care about most: retirement, career advancement, lifestyle goals, and more. Because money management is so critical for our well-being, many people seek help from financial advisors. A great financial advisor…

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Silicon Valley Bank 🏦

While spring approaches, markets have grown turbulent on news of potential problems in the banking sector after the rapid closure of Silicon Valley Bank. Nearly every year, the FIDC puts a few banks into receivership. As a result of the Global Financial Crisis (2008-2009), 157 banks failed by 2011. The total assets affected during that…

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Millennial Money

Millennials. Those born between 1981 and 1996; ranging in age from 26-41 years old. VHS, Windows ‘98 startup sound, Blockbuster Friday nights, those never-ending strawberry candies at your grandmother’s house, watching “The Price Is Right” when you were “sick” at home from school, Nintendo 64 – the list goes on and on. Bring up nostalgia? …

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2023 Important Numbers Chart

“How much can I contribute to my 401k?” “What is the standard deduction for this year?” “Am I eligible to use a Roth IRA?” Take a look at this handy “2023 Important Numbers” guide to answer these types of questions! Follow the link below for a free, full downloadable chart! https://branwealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Important-Numbers-2023.pdf

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Is Cash King?

While the origin of “cash is king” is unclear, it is a phrase that became popularized following the global stock market crash of 1987 by Pehr G. Gyllenhammar, then CEO of Swedish car group Volvo. Cash is flexible and can be likened to short term personal insurance against negative life circumstances. That is one reason…

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The Important Lessons Gratitude Can Teach You About Money

When you think of gratitude and money, you probably don’t imagine the two go hand in hand, but the connection is undeniable.  Gratitude has the power to boost serotonin and prompt the brain to produce dopamine, the chemical that makes you feel “good.” So, the more you practice gratitude, the better you’ll feel. It’s not…

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5 Ways To Make Money In The Stock Market

“How do I consistently make money in the stock market?” – the question all investors want to answer! Oftentimes, people look at capital markets as a way for investors to “outdo” the other investors. Market timing, picking “hot stocks”, and calling the bottom are all feeble attempts at trying to outplay the market as a…

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