Thankfully, life is about much more than saving and investing. At Clearfront Advisory, we understand and appreciate that you have a wide variety of interests. So do we! Most Fridays, Zach posts a missive, Your Weekend Warm-up, which highlights interesting articles/books he has read, movies/shows he has seen, as well as the ocassional piece on investing.

 

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4/16/2021 Archegos, Allen v. Farrow & Red Pill By now, you may have heard of Archegos Capital Management. It’s the family office that imploded a few weeks ago, losing more than $20 billion in the span of two days. Archegos’s founder, Bill Hwang, had built up a fortune since 2013, betting on technology stocks such as Netflix and Amazon. 

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4/23/2021 Dogecoin, Call My Agent! & The Algebra of Happiness Dogecoin (pronounced “dohj coin’), the cryptocurrency that started out as a joke in 2013, has set the internet abuzz of late. Its price, which began the year at about a half a cent, skyrocketed in mid-April. On Tuesday of this week, it had a market capitalization of $54 billion, providing the cryptocurrency’s earliest investors – assuming they sold – with a windfall, not to mention the last laugh. 

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5/7/2021 Biden's Tax Plan, Empire of Pain & Kindness

President Biden’s proposed tax plan has been front and center for many investors since its unveiling last week. Among other items, the plan intends to tax those making more than $1 million dollar annually at a rate of 39.6% at the federal level on profits on assets such as stocks, bonds, real estate and businesses. 


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5/28/2021

Child Savers, The Wilds & Chris Bosh

“A few years ago, I started talking to my 11-year-old nephew about saving and investing,” states Claudia Gonzalez, Chief of Advisors at Kovar Wealth Management in Lufkin, Texas, in a recent article I happened upon while scrolling through my Apple News feed. “He researched the companies he was very passionate about and we invested in those. He talks about it to his friends and other family members, so hoping that makes a difference in those people’s lives and encourages them to save and invest!”

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7/2/2021

Bull Market Beginning, Stronger Relationships & Mare of Easttown

With a little more than half of the year in the books, many investors – not to mention their financial advisors – are in need of a breather. Meme stocks have dominated financial headlines since the beginning of the year, becoming the poster children of a crazy bacchanalia of excess and speculation in previously sleepy corners of the stock market. 

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7/23/2021 Stocks Keep Going Up, Who They Was & The Handmaid's Tale Season 4 Why do stocks keep going up? Strong corporate earnings, low interest rates, investor risk-appetite, and government spending are a few things that come to mind. But let’s not overthink it. Stocks keep going up because people want to own them. And for good reason. People are living longer than ever before and with interest rates being so low, stocks offer the best opportunity for a long-term investment return above the rate of inflation. 

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