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The Long Running Bull

The month of August marked an important milestone for the long-running bull market. On August 22, the bull market, as measured by the S&P 500 Index, extended its run to 3,453 calendar days (CNBC, various sources), becoming the lengthiest bull market in history, or at least since WWII. While we may celebrate the milestone, let’s take a moment to review where we’ve come from.
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INVESTMENT ADVISOR CERTIFICATION RENEWED FOR FIDUCIARY EXCELLENCE

PITTSBURGH, August 9th, 2018; CEFEX, the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC, has renewed the certification of RetireRight Pittsburgh of Pittsburgh, Pa to the standard described in the handbook & Prudent Practices for Investment Advisors; RetireRight Pittsburgh remains part of an elite group of investment advisory firms which are certified in this global program.
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5 Principals That Will Sharpen Your Skills as an Investor

Have you ever embarked on a home improvement project? You are confident you can complete the task, but you are unfamiliar with the details. A “how to” clip is usually available on YouTube, but there isn’t a practical way to reach out with follow-up questions. You need guidance from a caring individual. That is where your local home improvement store comes into play. I have usually had good luck with Home Depot. Not only do the employees know their craft exceeding
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Tax Traps to Avoid in Retirement

“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
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5 Steps to Reducing Health Care Costs in Retirement

Health care costs will be the biggest expense for most retirees. It’s not a pleasant prospect, but it is a reality.A 65-year-old couple that left the workforce in 2017 will spend an average of $275,000 to cover medical expenses through retirement, according to the latest retiree health care cost estimate provided by Fidelity Benefits Consulting. That’s a 5.8% increase from the estimate of $260,000 in 2016.We can’t just sweep this under the rug and hope it goes away. Instead, le
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Volatility and the New Reality

Last year, stocks marched higher with only minor pullbacks. When the year ended, the largest peak to trough decline for the S&P 500 Index was just under 3% (St. Louis Federal Reserve data on the S&P 500). It was a year that lacked turbulence and one that rewarded diversified investors.Since the beginning of February, volatility has returned. It's a reminder that periods of relative tranquility don't last forever.In my opinion, it's something that the long-term investor
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