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Thoughts of the Week

October 9, 2020

Tomorrow is National Chess Day, a holiday that has been in existence since its proclamation by President Gerald Ford in 1976.

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October 5, 2020

Join Chief Investment Office Larry Adam and other Raymond James investment thought leaders for an update on the impact of the coronavirus on the markets. The live event was recorded at 4:15 p.m. EST on Monday, 10/5.

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September Seasonal Weakness Revisited

September 24th, 2020

The September equity market sell-off continued this week, with the S&P 500 down an additional 2.2% through Thursday bringing the total drawdown since September 2 to -9.3%.

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COVID-19: Game Changers

September 16th, 2020

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Putting Market Activity Into Perspective

September 9th, 2020

With the ‘unofficial’ end of summer marked by the Labor Day weekend, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ have disappointingly fallen 7% and 10%, respectively, over the last three days.

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Thoughts Of The Week

August 28th, 2020

Yesterday was the 65th anniversary of the Guinness World Records. The inspiration for the record book stemmed from a disagreement over the fastest game bird, but it has since set records of its own by becoming a best seller sold in more than 100 countries and offered in more than 20 languages.

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Thoughts Of The Week

August 20th, 2020

This past Wednesday was World Photography Day, a day to commemorate the contributions made to photography as well as to celebrate the importance of images in our everyday lives.

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Thoughts Of The Week

August 14th, 2020

This upcoming Wednesday is National Aviation Day, a holiday established by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in order to honor the birthday of Orville Wright—inventor of the first airplane.

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Thoughts Of The Week

August 7th, 2020

Tomorrow, the Elvis Week celebration will begin at the Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Covid-19 360: An Update

August 5th, 2020

A mid-year outlook reviewing the underlying trends and factors driving market performance, as well as outlooks on major asset classes and portfolio positioning.

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Thoughts of The Week

July 24th, 2020

Sunday is the 245th anniversary of the United States Postal Service system.

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Thoughts of The Week

July 14th, 2020

This Monday will mark the 90th Anniversary of the first FIFA World Cup

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Our Flag Was Still There

July 7th, 2020

A mid-year outlook reviewing the underlying trends and factors driving market performance, as well as outlooks on major asset classes and portfolio positioning.

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Quarterly Market Review

July 7th, 2020

Widespread Optimism That The ‘Coast Is Clear’ For An Economic Rebound

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Weekly Headings

June 26th, 2020

Yesterday was National Handshake Day, a day that hopefully wasn’t practiced and was instead replaced with extra hand washing and plenty of sanitizer!

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Monthly Market Review

June 6, 2020

Risk Assets Rebound As Global Economy Appears ‘To Be On The Mend’

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COVID-19: An Update

June 1, 2020

Join Chief Investment Office Larry Adam and other Raymond James investment thought leaders for an update on the impact of the coronavirus on the markets.

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COVID-19: An Update

May 18, 2020

Join Chief Investment Office Larry Adam and other Raymond James investment thought leaders for an update on the impact of the coronavirus on the markets.

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COVID-19: An Update

May 4, 2020

Join Chief Investment Office Larry Adam and other Raymond James investment thought leaders for an update on the impact of the coronavirus on the markets.

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COVID-19 Update: Impact on the U.S. Economy

April 20, 2020

Join Chief Investment Office Larry Adam and other Raymond James investment thought leaders for an update on the impact of the coronavirus on the markets.

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COVID-19 Update: Earnings & The Markets

April 13, 2020

Join Chief Investment Office Larry Adam and other Raymond James investment thought leaders for an update on the impact of the coronavirus on the markets.

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As Schools Extend Refunds, Potential Tax Snag Emerges

April 13, 2020

If you receive a refund for expenses paid out of a 529 plan, you may need to take action to avoid negative tax consequences.

As efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus continue, schools across the world have transitioned away from their lecture halls and embraced digital classrooms. On-campus housing facilities at colleges and universities are closing, and students of all ages are heading back home early to complete their studies.

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COVID-19 Update: A Journey Through the Unknown

April 06, 2020

Join Chief Investment Office Larry Adam and other Raymond James investment thought leaders for an update on the impact of the coronavirus on the markets.

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CARES Act Passed Into Law

March 30, 2020

Review some of the key provisions of the emergency fiscal stimulus package.

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Stimulus, Healthcare & Market Response

March 30, 2020

Join Chief Investment Office Larry Adam and other Raymond James investment thought leaders for an update on the impact of the coronavirus on the markets. The live event was recorded at 4:15 p.m. EST on Monday, 3/30.

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Black Swan Coronavirus Replay

March 26, 2020

Join Chief Investment Office Larry Adam and other Raymond James investment thought leaders for an update on the impact of the coronavirus on the markets. The live event was recorded at 4:15 p.m. EST on Monday, 3/16.

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Weekly COVID-19 Update Client Webinar

March 23, 2020

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Fed Surprises With Rate Cut

March 03, 2020

For the first time since 2008, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) opted for an unscheduled, 50-basis-point rate cut on Tuesday, bringing the target range for the federal funds rate (the overnight lending rate) to 1.00-1.25%. The FOMC cited evolving risks to economic activity posed by the coronavirus, explains Raymond James Chief Economist Scott Brown. While economic fundamentals remain solid, the FOMC will continue to monitor developments and “will act as appropriate to support the economy.”

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Market Volatility: Coronavirus

February 24, 2020

Unforeseen, immeasurable, and intensifying risk factors such as pandemics lead to market volatility. The truth is that no one really knows the impact the coronavirus will have, especially since information coming from China has been suspect. The financial markets had been complacent, hoping for a quick “V” shaped recovery following the initial decline, similar to that of previous viral outbreaks.

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11 Key Financial Planning Takeaways of the SECURE Act

February 14, 2020

Passed in December 2019, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019 has wide-reaching impacts on retirement savings and estate planning for many Americans. The SECURE Act broadens the effectiveness of individual retirement accounts and employer-sponsored retirement savings plans. It also expands access to tax-advantaged retirement savings accounts and, ultimately, aims to help Americans save enough for a secure retirement. The SECURE Act’s provisions are effective immediately unless otherwise noted.

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