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Many Reasons to Like Gold, Just Maybe Not in Your Portfolio
When it comes to different investment options, few lead to a broader discussion than precious metals and gold in particular. Gold has held a special place in human history for more than 7,000 years, dating back to the Egyptians.
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Investment Outlook Second-Quarter 2020 Market Recap and Review
2Q Market Recap: Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

One of the toughest challenges right now is coming up with a logical explanation for how it is possible markets are sitting near all-time highs, in contrast with everything that’s going on in...
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Ask the Rational Investor: Is "big tech" too large?
Major stock market indices have recovered most of their losses for the year. In some regards, it’s not surprising, considering the incredible accommodative stance from global Central bankers.
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ATRI June 2020
Ask the Rational Investor: Investing in an Uncertain World
With the S&P 500 down only modestly for the year, many investors are questioning how quickly the stock market has recovered.  It was surreal how quickly stock prices plummeted during the pandemic meltdown in March.
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Ask the Rational Investor: Don't Fight the Fed
In 1969 Milton Friedman, famed supply-side economist, wrote about how the Federal Reserve could drop money from a helicopter to stimulate the economy.
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Investment Outlook: First Quarter 2020 Market Recap
By now, we’ve all heard our fair share of superlatives trying to frame this unprecedented market activity.   None seem to do it justice, given the wide array of challenges facing our finances, health, and general wellbeing.
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Investment Outlook: First Quarter 2020 America May Change – Just Like it Always Does
In the midst of everything the nation has faced over the last few weeks, and the constant barrage of doom and gloom reporting, only one topic makes the hair on my neck stand on end: that is, “things will never be the same again....
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Investment Outlook: First Quarter 2020 America Will Recover
The uncertainty of the corona-virus pandemic has cast a shadow over every aspect of our lives. We fear that the virus lurks in every corner, and will eventually infect every one of us.
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Ask The Rational Investor: American Spirit Responds to Virus
Rays of American ingenuity are slipping through the coronavirus clouds, as our great country proves resilient.
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Will $2 trillion be enough?
This past week, Congress approved $2 trillion in fiscal stimulus or 9. 5% of the U. S. economy! As a comparison the New Deal (1933-1934) response to the Great Depression was 5.
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Ask the Rational Investor: Remain Calm Amongst the Fog
Without question the last few weeks have been gutwrenching. Erratic financial markets, temporarily-closed restaurants, and grocery store shelves left bare.
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Ask The Rational Investor: Coronavirus and Your Portfolio
Over the last few weeks, Coronavirus fears have given stock market investors a wild ride, resulting in a quick 7-8% stock market sell-off in just the last five days! With almost 79,000* infections and over 2,300 deaths worldwide, consumers, businesses,...
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Ryan Fulmer gets Rational on Apple Growth's Sliced Podcast
Late last month, Ryan Fulmer sat down with Apple Growth Chairman Chuck Mullen to get rational about Wealth Management in an episode of Sliced--Apple Growth's finance podcast.   Listen to the podcast here.  
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Ask the Rational Investor: Beautify your portfolio with Estee Lauder
One of the best-performing Consumer Staples companies over the last decade* has been Estee Lauder (EL). Their stock has appreciated 1,060% compared to 478% for peer companies and 283% for the S&P 500.
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Ask the Rational Investor: New Law Changes IRA Strategies
In mid-December Congress passed the SECURE Act, which has recently received a lot of news coverage. The retirement bill has been touted as a win for “Main Street” as it eliminates the IRA beneficiaries’ ability to “stretch withdrawals.
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Investment Outlook Q4 Income InEquality
Income In-Equality and Progressive Taxes
With unemployment rates at a record low level, some have shifted focus to income in-equality, and subsequent tax increases.
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