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Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Markets – November 24th, 2014

AMJ Financial Wealth Management Weekly Market Commentary November 24, 2014 Pioneer. Trendsetter. Trailblazer. Whatever term you decide to use, there’s no debate about the fact central banks around the world are taking a page or two from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s playbook. The Fed may have ended quantitative easing (QE) – its program of buying government bonds to… Read More

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The Markets – November 17th, 2014

AMJ Financial Wealth Management Weekly Market Commentary November 17, 2014 “Is all this stock market optimism a red flag?” Contrarians – investors who bet against prevailing market trends – were probably nodding along as they read that headline in The Wall Street Journal back on January 18, 2013. The Journal cited the American Association of Individual Investor’s… Read More

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Money held in ‘private placement investments’ are for accredited investors

In today’s low-interest rate environment, traditional investors may avoid reaching for more yield, or growth possibilities, because of the higher risks involved. That may define investors with a portfolio of securities purchased in the open markets, like the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, for example. In addition, traditional investors may already be aware of their own risk tolerance… Read More

Should Charitable Giving Come Before Retirement?

It feels good to be generous. Jesus commended a poor widow who gave all she had to live on, but is it realistic in today’s world to give before meeting other financial obligations? According to an article by USA Today, a third of people in the U.S. have less than $1,000 set aside for retirement. Should charitable giving… Read More

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The Markets – November 10th, 2014

AMJ Financial Wealth Management Weekly Market Commentary November 10, 2014 You’re familiar with the word melt. Ice cream melts. Snow melts. You may have seen someone melt down (or have done it yourself). Right now, markets may be experiencing a melt-up, according to Barron’s. Melt-up is a counterintuitive term which describes a sharp, emotion-driven improvement in market performance…. Read More

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The Markets – November 3rd, 2014

AMJ Financial Wealth Management Weekly Market Commentary November 3, 2014 The Markets Are central banks throwing a progressive party? You know, the kind of party where folks travel from house to house feasting and drinking and enjoying the proffered hospitality. For years pundits have speculated about what will happen to the U.S. stock market party… Read More

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