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Employers: Lessons From the Pandemic

By harlow-wealth | September 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Employers: Lessons From the Pandemic

We’ve learned a lot about infectious diseases this year, as well as how to adapt our lifestyles in response to a pandemic. It will be interesting to see if and how U.S. businesses adjust their operational models to account for…

How High-net-worth Households are Faring

By harlow-wealth | September 8, 2020 | Comments Off on How High-net-worth Households are Faring

The investment markets rebounded and have proven resilient despite the economic decline resulting from the pandemic. The Federal Reserve continues to boost monetary policy with trillions in market support. Congress and President Trump support the need for further economic stimulus,…

The Future of Retirement Planning

By harlow-wealth | September 1, 2020 | Comments Off on The Future of Retirement Planning

As of the end of July, the stock market was still performing relatively well and the Federal Reserve had announced no near-term changes to interest rates.1 However, other economic news was not as rosy. According to the Bureau of Economic…

Is it Time to Go Global?

By harlow-wealth | August 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Is it Time to Go Global?

Competitive edge is a real factor. Here in the U.S., we boast that capitalism is the key to our success. Unfortunately, that key has gotten a little rusty lately thanks to the rampant spread of COVID-19 throughout the country. Some…

Midyear Market Outlook from Wealth Managers

By harlow-wealth | August 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Midyear Market Outlook from Wealth Managers

Lately, the economy has looked as volatile as the stock market: up for a few weeks and then back down again. This is generally attributed to the reopening of the country in early May, followed by what looks to be…

The Highs and Lows of Dollar-Cost Averaging

By harlow-wealth | August 11, 2020 | Comments Off on The Highs and Lows of Dollar-Cost Averaging

Investors who defer the same amount of money from their paycheck into a 401(k) plan at regular intervals are practicing dollar-cost averaging. By investing the same fixed dollar amount each time, the investor buys more shares when prices are low…

Recovery: COVID-19 First, Then the Economy

By harlow-wealth | August 4, 2020 | Comments Off on Recovery: COVID-19 First, Then the Economy

The World Health Organization recently reported that while some countries have made effective inroads to contain COVID-19 within their borders, the pandemic is still well on the rise throughout the world.1 Perhaps one of the most debilitating impacts of today’s…

U.S. Virus Response Compared to the World

By harlow-wealth | July 28, 2020 | Comments Off on U.S. Virus Response Compared to the World

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a struggle around the world, and the United States is no exception. It is worth looking at individual factors to gauge just where we stand now. The foremost concern is how the U.S. is weathering…

Prospects for the Automotive Sector

By harlow-wealth | July 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Prospects for the Automotive Sector

We take a lot for granted, including the condition of the car that sits in our driveway. During the coronavirus pandemic, those cars have been sitting idle much more than usual. That’s not necessary a bad thing. It means we…

How Might the Economic Downturn Affect Dividends?

By harlow-wealth | July 14, 2020 | Comments Off on How Might the Economic Downturn Affect Dividends?

If a large allocation of your retirement portfolio is invested in dividend-paying stocks, you might see your household income reduced this year. During the Great Recession, dividend payouts dropped by 25% and didn’t fully recover for at least four years.…

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