One Year Later

It’s now been just over a year from that chilling day in March 2020 when the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped nearly 13% while the S&P 500 simultaneously fell 12%. The pandemic had only just been declared as such and we were in our first week of lockdowns and mandatory social distancing. While this historic one-day drop, occurring in a market that still would not arrive at its bottom for another week, certainly kept analysts’ eyes on the screen the fact is that most folks remained less worried about the stock market than they did about the rapid and widespread shuttering of thousands of businesses.


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2020 Vision: Looking Back and Ahead

Wow, what a year and how appropriate to be using 20/20 hindsight as a metaphor as we look back across the past 12 months. We will all remember very clearly the struggles and challenges our world collectively faced. Investors were initially giddy to begin the new decade and markets rallied over the first 6 weeks of the year. Then it all came unglued.


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Target Date Fund Revelations During Market Upsets

Here at TargetQ Views our goal is analysis and thoughts on retirement investing, so it was a pleasure (and a lot of fun) to work with reporter Randall Smith on his article “What the Market Selloff Revealed About Target-Date Funds” published in the Wall Street Journal on April 6th, 2020.


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Happy Holidays!

It’s the holiday season once again. With the numerous parties that often come at this time of year, whether it be with coworkers, friends, or family, quite often the celebration involves food, drinks, and hard to resist treats! The preparations for these parties often include menu planning, such as depicted in the best Christmas movie ever, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.


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Time to cut the cord?

For an entire generation, the golden age of television was the 1950s.  Its effect on how Americans spent their leisure time was as culturally revolutionary as radio had been a generation earlier....Customer choice, as we now think of it, simply didn’t exist.   


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