Federal Reserve bank of DC
By Ben Lies

Market Myths Series: The Fed Can Stop Inflation

Over the last few months, we have seen a pretty drastic change in not just the policy stance of the Federal Reserve, but how the organization is viewed and being used as a prop by our elected officials. With midterm elections around the corner, the Republicans are trying to position the Federal Reserve as an […]

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A Recession is Imminent
By Ben Lies

Market Myths Series: A Recession is Imminent

If you watch the news, listen to the radio, or generally socialize with other people, you have probably heard the whispers (or screams) claiming that, if we are not in a recession already, then one is right around the corner. But is there any truth or legitimacy to these claims? The reality is that no […]

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is inflation bad for stocks?
By Ben Lies

Market Myths Series: Inflation is Bad for Stocks

Introduction to The Market Myths Series. Markets of all kinds are going through a severe correction that is incredibly scary for many investors, especially those who are in or nearing retirement. Believe me when I say that I empathize and understand how hard things are right now. I have spent hundreds of hours over my […]

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strategic diversification
By Ben Lies

Understanding Strategic Diversification

When you created your investment strategy, your asset allocation reflected your goals, time horizon and tolerance for volatility. Over time, however, any of these three factors, or others, may have changed, and your portfolio may need adjustments to reflect your new investing priorities. You may also need to re-evaluate the effectiveness of your risk mitigation […]

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