Medicare News: Open Enrollment Deadline and New Card Scams to Avoid

It’s that time of year again! Medicare’s annual open enrollment period began in mid-October and will run until December 7.  During this period, people already enrolled in Medicare can make certain changes to their coverage:
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A Lookback at the Financial Crisis - Monetary Policy and Inflation

Nearly a decade ago, our Federal Reserve Board of Governors (the Fed) engaged in an aggressive monetary expansion operation, which we all knew as Quantitative Easing or “QE.”  To avert what many saw as the next Depression, the Fed bought trillions of dollars in U.S. Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities from December 2008 to October 2014; thereby lowering long-term interest rates, stabilizing markets, and encouraging lending.  The Fed printed vast amounts of money to make these purchases on the secondary market.  Within a couple years, the Fed had trillions of dollars in new assets on its balance sheet.  Many pundits were alarmed and warned that this would cause rampant inflation.  
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5 Keys to Successful Investing

Anyone that invests wants to do so successfully.  There are many books written on the subject, and hundreds of millions of dollars are spent each year on services that promise the best stocks for one’s portfolio.  Wherever one looks, there’s no shortage of hot stock tips or trading strategies that promise to get rich.  But, the process of successful investing isn’t hard if keeping these five key concepts in mind.  
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Changes to Social Security for 2018

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2018 will be 2%, the biggest increase since 2012. The adjustment is based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the third quarter of 2016 through the third quarter of 2017.

The SSA...
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Quarterly Market Review Third Quarter 2017

Quit Monkeying Around!

In the world of investment management, there is an oft-discussed idea that blindfolded monkeys throwing darts at pages of stock listings can select portfolios that will do just as well, if not better, than both the market and the average portfolio constructed by...
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Quarterly Market Review Second Quarter 2017

When Rates Go Up, Do Stocks Go Down?

Should stock investors worry about changes in interest rates? 

Research shows that, like stock prices, changes in interest rates and bond prices are largely unpredictable.1  It follows that an investment strategy based upon attempting to exploit...
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A Client-Centric Approach

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Make the Most of Your Social Security Benefits, Part 2

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Tax-Efficient Investing: It’s Not What You Make, It’s What You Keep

The beat goes on for the second longest bull market in history.  For the eighth consecutive quarter, the S&P 500 Index notched a positive return.  Small U.S.
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Interest Rates on the Rise: What Does This Mean for the Stock Market?

The Federal Reserve (Fed) raised interest rates for the second time this year.  The Fed’s policy-setting committee raised the interest rate at which banks lend overnight funds to other banks by 0.25% to a range of 1.00% to 1.25%.  The markets were widely anticipating the increase, with the move signaling Fed optimism about the overall health of the U.S. economy.  While indications of an improving economic landscape are usually celebrated by Wall Street, many investors continue to worry about the effects of future interest rate hikes on stocks and bonds.
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Tempering Expectations: Potential Headwinds After an Eight Year Bull Market

After a prosperous 2016 for equity investors, global markets sustained their upward momentum in the first quarter of 2017 with most major indices ending higher.
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Mark Wernig Finalist in San Diego Business Journal’s Veteran and Military Entrepreneur Awards

San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) held their first Veteran and Military Entrepreneur Conference and Awards on October 25, 2017.  SDBJ, in partnership with The Rosie Network, launched this conference to celebrate the veterans and military with an entrepreneur spirit, as well as, acknowledge the impact they have on the San Diego community.  Dowling and Yahnke is proud to announce that Mark Wernig was a finalist for these awards.
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Dowling & Yahnke Named to InvestmentNews' 2017 Best Practices Awards

InvestmentNews named Dowling & Yahnke, LLC a winner of the 2017 Best Practices Awards, an important initiative that recognizes the top-performing and most innovative firms in the financial advice industry.
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Tracy Burgett Promoted to Director of Financial Planning at Dowling & Yahnke, LLC

Dowling & Yahnke, LLC, a San Diego-based wealth advisory firm managing over $3.5 billion for more than 1,000 clients, is proud to announce that Tracy Burgett has been promoted to Director
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Seven Ways to Keep Your Data Safe Online

Identity theft and cyber fraud are becoming increasingly prevalent.  Fortunately, there are a few relatively simple steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim.

1. Establish strong passwords

The best practice is to use a longer passphrase that incorporates numbers rather than a single...
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Best Practices for Online Security

Technology is always evolving, and keeping up with security advice can be confusing. The guidance on securing your digital world can appear complex and overwhelming. While the details of how to stay secure may change over time, there are fundamental things you can always do to protect yourself....
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What to Do If Your Email Is Hacked

A hacked e-mail account is more than an annoyance - it can lead to identity theft and financial losses. If a compromise occurs, it is vital to take these timely steps. While we encourage working with a computer professional to evaluate and correct shortcomings, below is a list of corrective and...
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