Be Careful What You Wish For

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If you’re familiar with fairy tales, you’ve probably run across a story or two that involves the granting of wishes. Well, as our weekly market commentary notes, there was some wishing going on around the globe last week and, if the wishes come true, the outcomes may be less beneficial than anticipated. In the United States, […]

Resolve to Get Your Finances in Shape

Work for it

Whether it’s trimming your waistline or firming your financial profile, the key isn’t making your list of resolutions, it’s sticking with it! Dickinson Investment Advisors provide planning and investment services that are tailored to our clients’ unique needs and life circumstances, with a goal of achieving wise financial stewardship of their resources in retirement. Through working […]

When Bad News Turns Into Good News

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  It’s déjà vu all over again! Last year, pundits and analysts tried to discern when the Federal Reserve might begin to end quantitative easing by reading economic tea leaves. Our weekly market commentary reports that for months, bad economic news proved to be good news for stock markets. This year, investors are seeking signs […]

Lump Sum or Monthly Pension Payment Options

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Many retirees are given the option with their company pensions of taking a fixed monthly payment or accepting a single lump sum payment.  Careful consideration should be given to making the proper selection, because once you choose one or the other, your choice is locked in for life. The monthly payment option typically also comes […]

Our Approach as Retirement Investment Advisors

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We don’t buy and forget. I want to help you to understand the steps that I take so that my “buy and hold” strategy for long-term investing does not turn into “buy and forget.” The mission of our firm incorporates a focus on “proven, time-tested investment solutions.”  Such solutions for my clients include a proactive approach […]

Situational Awareness for Bond Investors

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There is no substitute for mental preparedness. Just ask any professional athlete or Navy SEAL. Our weekly market commentary notes that one essential aspect of metal preparation is situational awareness – being able to identify, process, and understand what is happening around you at any given time. That has been a challenge for bond investors this […]

Getting From Here To There

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When you work with us, we’ll help you to save and invest, then grow and protect your money for retirement. This video shows how some folks rely on luck when it comes to getting ready for retirement. It’s better to have a strategy. The road between “here and there” is shorter when you know the […]

Analysis of Janet Yellen’s Speech Last Week

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Our weekly market commentary reports that a  quote from Harry S. Truman was invoked to describe Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s speech at the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium last week. In her opening comments, Yellen confirmed the economy had improved and suggested more data was needed before the Fed could determine its path. She said: […]

Commentary About GDP Figures Across Europe

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If you have young children or grandchildren, you may have read “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst. Well, that’s what last week was like on the European continent from an economic perspective. Our weekly market commentary reports that hopes of economic recovery were put on hold when gross […]

TV Interview with Ron and Matt

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Check out the interview with Ron and Matt on WOWT-TV about their bike trip across the United States this summer. The video clip also includes a spotlight on the VODEC teaching kitchen project.             To view the news story: 1.  Go to 2.  Type “Ron Dickinson” in the Search […]