Mark P. Cowdell, CFP Blog

Thanksgiving a Three Day Feast

Thanksgiving a Three Day Feast

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States. It originated as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, after a proclamation by George...

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Brexit Buying Opportunity

Brexit Buying Opportunity

Much has been said and debated about the UK leaving the EU. From a financial viewpoint this is a fantastic buying opportunity for stocks. Buy on the dips. Many bargains abound this morning especially in banking and the financials. All things European are now on sale....

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Dow 18,000

Dow 18,000

Dow closed above 18,000 for the first time since July 21, 2015. This is more of a psychological event rather than a technical indicator, still it is very encouraging. Let's hope this summer is much better than 2015 and that the market can hold onto the recent...

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Tax Day Anxiety

Tax Day Anxiety

It’s time to break out the checkbook and pay your fair share of taxes. If you are in mourning because you just depleted your bank account to fund the federal & state governments you are not alone. Recent studies show that April 15th is the cause of much anxiety...

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Retire Rich?   

Retire Rich?   

What does it mean to Retire Rich? Being rich means many things to different people. Here is my definition of what it means. It means that you have no debt and more than sufficient assets that will generate income to last your lifetime. You could have your assets in...

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Bottom Fishing

Bottom Fishing

The S&P 500 hit a new 52 week low today 1810, so did the NASDAQ 4209. The Dow almost hit a new low 15503, and then with just a hint that there might be a reason for oil to move up the markets started a brief rally.  This brief recovery shows the pent up demand for...

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