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How Do Presidential Elections Affect the Stock Market?

With the next presidential election less than a year away, many investors are bound to be concerned by the impact of politics on the stock market and economy. After all, the past three years have been politically turbulent to say the least. Even as we write this, Washington is in the midst of an impeachment hearing. On a short-term basis, headlines and tweets have the power to move markets and create stock market volatility. How should investors react to what may be a bitter presidential campaign?

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How the Lowest Unemployment Rate in 50 Years Affects Investors

After over a decade of steady growth, it's not unusual for the economy to be slowing. Throw in a mix of global issues such as trade wars and central bank activity, and it's no surprise that markets have been choppy over the past year. While there may continue to be market uncertainty, it's more important than ever for long-term investors to maintain perspective on how far both the economy and stock market have come since 2008.

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Contribution Limits to Your Retirement Accounts

Have you ever wondered how much money you can put into each type of retirement account? Do you want to ensure you are maximizing your potential tax-benefits in retirement? The answer isn’t complicated, but it has changed for 2019. Starting January 1st, you can now contribute more than ever before to certain types of retirement accounts.

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