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2020 In Review

2020 In Review Now that 2020 is in the books, we would like to take a moment to give thanks for your business and for your trust in managing your wealth. The pandemic has caused all of us a challenging year in many regards and also for us overseeing investments, as we’ve seen the investment markets gyrate up and down during 2020. Schmolke Investment Team is highly skilled at dealing with all the market turmoil, market rotation, politics, corporate earnings, pandemics, indicators and a
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The Biggest Threat to America

THE BIGGEST THREAT TO AMERICA Throughout history, journalists and the media have been our first line of defense to hold business moguls, government agencies, military leaders, academics, cultural figures, and especially politicians accountable for their actions. We entrust our politicians to represent all Americans fairly and honestly. We also trust that they are honest and have integrity, but greed and power can be an aphrodisiac. No one from either political party or the media flinch
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A Youtube Video About What I Do.

This is a link to a YouTube video that introduces Brian and the Schmolke Investment Team.  Take a look!  Special thanks to Philip Brocato and Fred Ruggles.Link
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Mid Year Update

The Mid Year Update
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2020 Economic Coma

THE 2020 ECONOMIC COMAApril 2020 UPDATEAs the famous writer, Charles Dickens wrote in his book, The Tale of Two Cities... “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”, and we are clearly in an unprecedented time. Our country has never shut down its economic engine like we recently have due to the worldwide Coronavirus epidemic. We call this the self-induced 2020 Economic Coma.Most Americans are being asked to “Shelter at Home” and to keep social distancing of 6-f
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The Corona Correction

The Corona Correction In over 35 years in the investment management business, this is the first time we have seen an event like this medical crisis, plus we can’t find anything in history of any similarity. So, this Coronavirus epidemic and its effect on the investment markets is truly an anomaly. Although this is the case, our experience has given us some unique tools and perspectives that we would like to share.We are certain that you all have been tied to the news/media networks to
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Fear is the Media's Agenda

“Fear Is The Media’s Agenda But It’s Not a Good Investment Strategy”   The investment markets run off a lot of components and influences like market indicators and trends that we’ve covered in past articles, but emotions, especially fear, are the great unknown. The recent Coronavirus outbreak has caused a lot of angst and fear in the investment markets (in our opinion), mainly due to the unknown effects this virus will have on global commerce and that there is
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2020 Annual Forecast

Rational Investing During Uncertain Times2020 Annual ForecastAnother year has passed, and have you noticed they seem to pass by quicker each year? In the meantime, the investment markets marched on but were somewhat deceiving during 2019. Although the markets pretty much followed the line we predicted, there was a lot of volatility. The last quarter of 2018 was down around 15% but 2019 was up substantially and performance was solid despite all the chatter.If you’ve been around us for any t
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2019 Mid Year Update

Schmolke Investment Team’s 2019 Mid-Year Market Outlook
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2019 1st Quarter Market Update

Schmolke Investment Team 1st Quarter Market Update
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Lessons to Teach Your Kids for Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month.  
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2019 market Predictions

2019 Market Predictions It's that time of year again to give you, our clients, the Schmolke Investment Team's thoughts on the markets and our perceived direction in the coming year, especially after what has been going on during the last quarter of 2018.
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