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Published: September 9, 2015 2:09:51 pm 2037 Views

Today we're publishing an article written last week by Brennan Redmond, CFA; a Senior Vice President of Brighton Securities. Brennan's piece is particularly timely given the market's volatility, though his opinions should not be taken as personalized investment advice for you. We always advise consu...

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Keep These Tips Ready as Market Volatility Continues

Published: September 8, 2015 2:05:32 pm 1849 Views

It is hard, for everyone, to watch investments fluctuate in value. Sometimes it can be hard for investors to stay in the game. Here are a few helpful tips which can help when the stock market loses:You MAY get a tax break- in non-retirement accounts. While it is great to have gains, even when paying...

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Don't Panic and Keep Perspective

Published: September 3, 2015 2:00:23 pm 1997 Views

There is no way around the truth: this year has been choppy and the most recent market performance has been volatile. Yes, investors have unrealized losses and it is simply impossible to know what will happen today, tomorrow, or next week. Yet, there is no reason to panic. We have seen worse and man...

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Selling at the Right Time

Published: September 2, 2015 1:47:47 pm 2057 Views

Shock, anger, just plain mad? I felt those feelings too, upon hearing that the Bills had released fan-favorite Fred Jackson on Monday. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more beloved athlete in western New York than Fred Jackson, and many were upset with Bills for cutting a player that meant so muc...

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Are You Prepared to Handle a Personal Financial Crisis?

Published: August 25, 2015 1:44:22 pm 2033 Views

It is becoming more common that many people who were once married or in a committed relationship are faced with managing finances alone at some point in their lives. While it's not something we want to think about, unfortunately, the first time these individuals experience handling complicated finan...

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What's Pushing Markets Lower?

Published: August 24, 2015 1:43:18 pm 1897 Views

Global stock markets fell dramatically last week. Three big factors are breathing uncertainty into the markets:China may be growing at a lesser rate than stated by its government.China has seen a slow-down in its core engines for growth, manufacturing and exports. The Chinese market has stumbled sig...

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Growth for Local Rochester Company

Published: August 5, 2015 1:34:34 pm 1931 Views

Constellation Brands (STZ) announced today that they are growing their wine offerings by adding Meiomi to their lineup. The local company purchased the 33-year-old Californian wine maker for a cool $315 million. Constellation Brands reports that Meiomi pinot noir ranks first in sales growth in the l...

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The Aspirational Investor

Published: July 23, 2015 10:23:46 am 2027 Views

The market does not care about the investor - yet many of us rely on it to build wealth. Portfolios designed to beat market benchmarks may not be ideal for the individual investor. We can't base our financial success on the over/under of the benchmark, we need to be goal seekers. Shifting you...

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Investing: Put your best foot forward

Published: July 22, 2015 4:28:25 pm 2008 Views

Investing can be a daunting task for people, especially if you are new to it or if you were not the primary financial decision maker in your household. While recognizing that it may be uncomfortable at first, here are a few tips to help get you started: It is unlikely you will learn successful inv...

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The True Cost of Cash

Published: July 15, 2015 12:15:47 pm 1873 Views

Many people have been skeptical about the market. New highs and significant volatility have bred uncertainty among investors. These feelings are understandable given the news of a Greek debt crisis, the Puerto Rico default discussions, and Chinese stock market corrections. Those who are headed towar...

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