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The Secret Buyer Propping Up The Stock Market

When times are good, they are really good! But why is this? As companies are experiencing record growth in earnings and profits, they are taking a significant portion of that profit and buying shares in their own companies. This is known as corporate buybacks, or as Goldman Sachs calls it, ‘the buyback bonanza.’ But why…

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The Stock Market Has Been Amazingly Boring

Do you feel like 2021 has been unlike almost any other time in the history of the stock market? Well, you’re right. I invite you to check out my video about what this means, what we should be prepared for going forward, and how Glassman Wealth Services is using this information for our clients and…

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What Do the New IRS Life Expectancy Tables Mean to You?

This article was originally published on Forbes on January 5, 2021.   New Changes for IRA and 401(k) Owners Likely Overhyped It’s been almost two decades since the IRS updated the life expectancy tables that govern IRA distributions. These tables calculate your annual required minimum distribution (RMD), which is the rate at which retirees over…

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COVID Changes Everything About Inflation Expectations

This article was originally published on Forbes on December 2, 2020.   The US Government has been spending and printing a lot of money to help stabilize the economy during this tumultuous 2020. As such, several of my clients are once again raising their concerns about inflation. Most of these worried clients fit into a…

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The Biden Trade Just Became Irrelevant

This article was originally published on Forbes on November 12, 2020.   When a new president gets elected, and especially when it’s a close race that results in a change of party, the first few weeks post-election often show which sectors might excel under the new administration. Deemed by many investors the “Trump Trade” four…

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The Reason I Love the Apple Card Might Surprise You

This article was originally published on Forbes on May 19, 2020.   Apple launched their first credit card—the Apple Card—in partnership with Goldman Sachs to a limited number of users in August 2019. There was a bit of fanfare involved—which included a YouTube ad that’s been viewed more than 20 million times. The card, which…

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Making Sense of the Quick Stock Market Rebound

This article was originally published on Forbes on May 8, 2020.   The reasons for the 30%+ market drop in late March 2020 seemed obvious at the time, after all, we had a global pandemic shutting down the global economy. Though what’s driving my clients and investors crazy is figuring out how and why the…

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