MARKET AND ECONOMIC COMMENTARY


The Slaughter Associates Investment Committee delivers concise analysis of economic and market-related topics that impact your portfolio. We offer monthly commentary on trends and events that catch our eye, as well as quarterly market reviews that highlight recent stock and bond market moves, along with broader economic themes. We discuss how these trends affect your investments and our strategy for navigating these events.


Dec
2019

Tax Planning To-Do’s to Meet 2020 Deadlines

As we close out the year 2019, here are some planning tips to keep in mind ahead of your 2020 tax deadlines.

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Nov
2019

Would the “Double-Up” Strategy Benefit Your 2019 Tax Deductions?

After the passage of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, there is another question you should be asking: What is the “double-up” strategy for tax deductions, and should I use it?

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Oct
2019

Third Quarter 2019 Market and Economic Review

The Investment Committee reviews market and economic performance over the third quarter of 2019.

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Oct
2019

Does an Inverted Yield Curve Always Spell Disaster?

There’s been a lot of recent chatter about an inverted yield curve and its potential to create a recession. The two conditions do not necessarily go hand-in-hand, so it’s important to understand what an inverted curve actually means and what factors are causing such shifts.

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Aug
2019

The Potential Impact of the SECURE Act on You and Your Family

A pending bill known as the SECURE Act represents the most significant change to retirement plans in over a decade. The legislation would have wide-reaching impact on company retirement plans, but also affect personal taxes as well.

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Jul
2019

Second Quarter 2019 Market and Economic Review

The Investment Committee reviews market and economic performance over the second quarter of 2019.

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Jun
2019

Creating Your Small Business Selling Plan

You have worked much of your life to build a successful business, so be sure to give your business the careful planning it deserves when it’s time to sell it.

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May
2019

The Basics of Life Insurance

The Investment Committee reviews the basics of life insurance.

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