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Wishing you a Happy Easter and Happy Passover!

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Happy Spring!  Happy Passover and we wish you all the joys of the Easter Season! Springtime represents a season of rebirth and renewal, which everyone could use in their life. Regardless of your tradition, we we wish for all of you the renewal this time of year can bring.

Tax season is fast approaching – and this is the most important tax season in decades. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is the largest overhaul of the tax code since 1986. It contains many provisions affecting everyone from parents to small business owners – provisions that could have a big impact on your finances. Read More

Deducing the Culprits Behind the Recent Market Volatility

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Paul Reback, President of Capital Estate AdvisorsHello volatility, my old friend.

By now, you’ve seen the headlines, full of scary-sounding words like rout and stormplunge and crash.  Whatever you want to call it, investors have certainly endured a rough time over the past few days.  The Dow, dominating the media’s coverage as usual, dropped more than 600 points on February 2, and almost 1,200 points on February 5.  That’s a single-day decline of 4.6%, the largest since 2011.  The other major indexes were shaky, too.

It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen volatility like this.  The S&P 500 skyrocketed almost 20% in 2017.  What was even more amazing last year was how calm and consistent the climb was.  Since the election, any declines have been mere blips on the radar screen. Read More

2017: The Year in Review

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Every January, it’s customary to look back at the year that was. What were the highlights? What were the “lowlights”? What were the events we’ll always remember? Most importantly, what did we learn?

Rather than write a long recap of the entire year, let’s first look at this chart:

Paul Reback Notable Events
This is hardly a full summary of everything that happened last year. And it doesn’t even mention any terrorist attacks, the ongoing investigations into President Trump’s campaign, the tidal wave of sexual harassment allegations that swept across Hollywood, the opioid epidemic, or any of a dozen other stories that dominated the news. Read More