Posted by Michael Allen on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 09:23
I would like to revisit a topic we mentioned last year around this time. With the Nasdaq hitting a new high this week you’ll likely be seeing more “Sell in May and go Away” nonsense this year. To review, this assertion is that most of the catastrophic crashes of the past 20 years have happened during the summer so if you simply abandon ship in May and get back on in October you’d be better off.
Posted by Aaron Everdyke on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 09:22
We here at Laurel are decidedly animal lovers. Pets are great companions, keep us active, and can be extremely entertaining. With warm weather abound, you or family members may be dreaming of your own furry friend to accompany you on walks in the park (dog), or randomly glares at you for no apparent reason (cat). Should you decide to provide a welcoming home to a new fur baby, be warned, they aren’t cheap.
Posted by Aaron Everdyke on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 09:21
Spring is here! I don’t know about you but I have been enjoying the longer days and warmer weather. Few things are better than a nice spring breeze, but what you feel blowing up your kilt at the moment is no breeze, but the winds of political change!
Posted by Michael Allen on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 09:21
Two weeks ago we sent out an article on the death of retail sales. This has been something many have seen coming with the predominance of giant online retailers such as Amazon. As their unbelievable growth continues, Amazon is doing enough business to create an internal economy of its own among the third party sellers available on the site.
Posted by Aaron Everdyke on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 09:18
Since the dawn of the internet the downfall of traditional retailers has long been prophesized. Couple this with the rise internet retailers and the prophecy is looking more and more like reality. Department stores like Sears, Macy’s and JC Penny have long been a staple in the American retail space, but their reign as the go to store is quickly diminishing.
Posted by Aaron Everdyke on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 09:13
So, it’s that time of year again… tax time. From all the calls we get, we can tell you’re all jumping for joy, shouting with glee and overall filled with exuberance. Since that is out of the way we figured we would take the time to explain a bit about the tax forms you might be getting from us in this tax season.
Posted by Aaron Everdyke on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 09:12
Since it has been a major topic in the news of late we thought it was time for us to address the Department of Labor Conflict of Interest Rule. We have shied away from the topic for a few reasons; the primary, has been the slow development of direction. The recent change in administration has clouded the future of the rule and largely put the entire industry in a state of limbo. Whatever the outcome we wanted to take the time to explain the rule and the potential impact of it.
Posted by Michael Allen on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 09:11
With tax time rolling around, one new problem that can come up for some people later in life is having to deal with the sale or inheritance of a property. It’s not something people deal with every year and every time it happens it tends to be ever so slightly different than the last.