October 2018

Five Key Risks of Retirement 4:30pm

2018-10-29T12:49:29+00:00By |Categories: Uncategorized|

5 Key Risks of Retirement Do YOU have a plan? Please join us to learn how to reduce the 5 key risks of retirement. We will walk through the process of creating a retirement probability of success plan that fits your goals and values. Learn about ways to answer these questions with confidence: -Will [...]

Five Key Risks of Retirement 2:00pm

2018-10-29T12:40:17+00:00By |Categories: Uncategorized|

5 Key Risks of Retirement Do YOU have a plan? Please join us to learn how to reduce the 5 key risks of retirement. We will walk through the process of creating a retirement probability of success plan that fits your goals and values. Learn about ways to answer these questions with confidence: -Will [...]

July 2018

Go Big or Don’t At All

2018-07-25T10:10:36+00:00By |Categories: Uncategorized|

Nathan Krampe, CFP spent time with Naveen Jain, serial entrepreneur about his latest endeavors into healthcare. Naveen had some pointed things to say regarding starting something big versus starting small. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjEhQ75zt0w

June 2018

World Cup Preview: Stocks Rooting For Europe?

2018-06-18T12:29:43+00:00By |Categories: Uncategorized|

The 2018 FIFA World Cup™ kicked off last week, as 32 countries vie for one of the greatest trophies in the world of sports. The tournament has taken place every four years since 1930 (excluding World War II), making this the 21st World Cup. “Although in no way, shape, or form do we support investing based [...]

Post Italy “Crisis,” Are European Stocks Attractive?

2018-06-04T12:42:01+00:00By |Categories: Uncategorized|

With last week’s news that Italy has formed a government, securing the country’s place in the Eurozone, at least in the short term, are European stocks now attractive? Relative to other choices, namely the U.S. and emerging market equities, we aren’t yet so sure. Putting political risk in Italy aside, European economic data have disappointed all [...]

Market Update: Trade War Still On Hold?

2018-06-04T12:35:29+00:00By |Categories: Uncategorized|

Daily Insights Is trade war still on hold? The latest trade headlines are far from reassuring, and risk certainly remains elevated; though our base case remains that the negotiations will lead to an outcome that is not materially damaging to U.S. or global economic growth. The latest developments include: 1) China’s threat to rescind previous pledges [...]

May 2018

A Royal Union Comes Together As Another Union Breaks Apart

2018-05-21T12:09:14+00:00By |Categories: Uncategorized|

As Britain’s painfully complex break from the European Union (EU)—commonly referred to “Brexit”—continues to be worked out, a royal union came together over the weekend as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at Windsor Castle in England. The couple’s decision to wed on a Saturday goes against tradition, as royal [...]

April 2018

Happy Earth Day

2018-05-07T13:46:04+00:00By |Categories: Uncategorized|

Earth Day was celebrated Sunday, April 22, 2018, and this environmentally focused holiday may have some investors thinking about how the companies they invest in impact the world around us. Labels such as socially responsible investing (SRI), “environmental, social, and governance” (ESG), and “impact investing” are often used to describe strategies that invest in ways [...]

60% of Retired Minnesotan’s Don’t Have This!

2018-04-10T11:29:04+00:00By |Categories: Uncategorized|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GtUuwoN-gM 60% of Retired Minnesotan's Don't Have This!  If you are part of the 60% of retired Minnesotans who don't have a basic estate plan, this workshop will help.  You owe it to yourself to not waste the opportunity to better the lives of those you care about.  Thursday, April 19th @ 4:30pm [...]

March 2018

Why Stocks Like Higher Rates

2018-05-07T13:58:30+00:00By |Categories: Uncategorized|

After the Federal Reserve hiked rates for the sixth time this cycle and left the door wide open for at least another two hikes this year and three to four more in 2019, higher rates are likely coming. The 10-year Treasury yield continues to consolidate beneath the 3% level, near four-year highs. What does it mean for [...]

The Nasdaq Has Finally Budged After 18 Years

2018-05-07T14:05:46+00:00By |Categories: Uncategorized|

On March 10, 2000, at the peak of the internet bubble, the Nasdaq closed at 5048.62. It took more than 15 years, posting 113 new highs along the way, for the index to break back above that record-high level. Though, from another perspective, it may only just be getting into unchartered territory. With inflation all over the [...]

February 2018

The Year of the Dog Could Have Bulls Smiling

2018-05-07T14:28:48+00:00By |Categories: Uncategorized|

The Chinese New Year (often called the Lunar New Year) kicked off Friday, February 16th, and with it comes the Year of the Dog. Although we would never suggest investing based on the zodiac signs—it is important to note that the Year of the Dog has historically been quite strong for equities. Since the Chinese [...]