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A Blueprint for Construction Loans

By: Paul Cardarella

If your business requires a physical location, one of the biggest dilemmas can be whether to build, buy, or rent. In truth, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to that question. The most important thing to remember is, the answer that's best for you and your business should be based on facts and not fear of the unknown.

As things continue to play out in ways both expected and unexpected in the markets and economy, we can’t really say that this is just what we thought would happen.

Normally, when a flight encounters turbulence, something outside of the airplane is the cause. That’s not the case with this Delta flight, however – the widespread variant of COVID-19 is causing strife in our society (mask mandates; less activity, like going out to eat; etc.) and could result in sustained disruption to our economy going forward.

Are we climbing a wall of worry now, or is the economic data such that the markets' gains are fundamentally justified? Let's dive in.

The chase for equities continues to intensify, even while the Fed has sought to clarify its outlook and future plans. We dive in further here.

Could the fiscal high we are experiencing give way to higher inflation, higher taxes, and higher interest rates? Only time will tell.

Another Disney-themed recap in the economic month that was; this time, Beauty and the Beast.

We delve into Robinhood, political change, virus/vaccine news, and heightened expectations for 2021.

Change is constant, particularly when talking about the markets and economy. This month's recap reinforces that truism.

If your business is prepared for a market correction, it can be an advantageous environment for borrowing money.

Recent news concerning coronavirus vaccines is highly positive and has sent the markets ever higher.

With the election behind us (maybe?), we take a look at the strength of the recovery to date, as well as the factors that will influence it moving forward.

Perhaps the only thing that is certain is, at this point, uncertainty, and that means, at least in investment terms, more volatility on the horizon.

In today's economic landscape, investors are being pulled in a number of different directions. How do you make decisions on how and where to invest?

In 2020, we've seen market rallies, crashes, and rallies once again. If there ever were a time when staying the course was appropriate, this is it.

Through the lens of the coronavirus pandemic, let’s review the economic and market performance of 2020’s first quarter.

In light of recent volatility attributable to the spread of the coronavirus, some perspective is necessary.

When investing, particularly for long-term goals, there are two concepts you will likely hear about over and over again—diversification and asset allocation.

Issues facing the economy haven’t changed much over the past six months. Will the warm summer weather melt market volatility?

No getting around it: August was a rollercoaster. So what do we have to look forward to in the near future – an upswing, a downswing, more of the same?

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