China’s Markets & Holiday Shopping

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Our weekly market commentary reports that American markets were relatively quiet during Thanksgiving week, but there were fireworks in China’s markets. Late in the week, media outlets reported the China Securities Regulatory Commission was conducting inquiries into several securities firms as part of an anti-corruption crackdown triggered by last summer’s wild market gyrations. The news […]

Spend Less Than You Earn

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            Check out this educational video that you can share with your adult kids and grandchildren. Spending less than you earn is the golden rule of personal finance. It’s the first step to developing a real financial strategy. This video encourages you to… Get educated about your money. Find ways to […]

Analysis of Emerging Markets

Global equities

Our weekly market commentary reports that financial markets were remarkably calm last week. Many stock markets in the United States, Europe, and Asia moved higher as investors chose to focus their attention on the minutes of the October 27-28, 2015 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, which were released on Wednesday, rather than recent terrorist […]

Consequences of Your Financial Decisions

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What if you could improve your odds of making better financial decisions? Should you upgrade to a bigger house? How big a donation should you make to your favorite charity? Do you know the real costs to you in terms of future dollars? When you have an important financial decision to make, talk with us […]

Terrorist Attacks in Paris

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Attacks on Paris by the Islamic State were an appalling exclamation point at the end of a difficult week for stock markets. Our weekly market commentary reports on how world stock markets tumbled as investors braced for a possible rate hike by the Federal Reserve in December. Many national indices across the United States, Europe, […]

Projected Impact of the Fed Raising Interest Rates

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What will happen after the Federal Reserve begins to raise rates? If the Fed’s efforts to raise interest rates are successful, what will happen next? It all depends on whom you ask: Dr. David P. Kelly, CFA, Managing Director Chief Global Strategist, JPMorgan: “Looking back at prior Fed rate hikes suggests that at first, investors have […]

How to Save for Retirement

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  Financial security doesn’t just happen. It takes planning and commitment… and money. Watch this video to learn some financial planning tips to help you succeed with your planning for retirement. Then give us a call. Our advisors are available to meet with you. We are here to help you turn your retirement dreams into […]

More About Social Security Benefits

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Here’s some further clarification related to Social Security claiming strategies which have been available for married couples: Social Security benefits for individuals who have filed to receive benefits based on their own earnings record are NOT changed. However, according to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, signed by President Obama on November 2, 2015, the […]

Technology – Friend or Foe?


        At Dickinson Investment Advisors we’re always on the lookout for better ways to serve our clients. We want to help you feel more comfortable with your financial plan and your investments.  Recently, we’ve invested in some terrific new technology. Here’s what we have in store for you: Through our website, you’ll […]

U.S. Job Growth

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And, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) said… U.S. job growth surpassed expectations in October. Our weekly market commentary reports that about 271,000 jobs were created across diverse industries: professional and business services, health care, retail, construction, and others.  That was a significantly higher number than predicted by economists who participated in a survey conducted […]