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Written by Brian Johnson, CIO Summary: We’re watching volatility levels carefully, as they are a key indicator that a correction may be afoot in equities markets.  At present, volatility is elevated but not alarmingly so. The historically low volatility in equities markets that we experienced in 2017...

Written by Joe Erickson, CPA People are often faced with the question of whether buying or renting a home is smarter. Seattle has grown rapidly over the years, and many of our clients – either for themselves or their grown children – ask us whether renting or buying...

Written by Mary Ann Ferreira, CFP®, CDFA™, AIF® Does it make sense for you to do an “In-Service” (while still working) rollover of your 401(k) assets? Some 401(k) plans have high fees and expenses. In addition, the investment choices available in these retirement plans are sometimes limited....

Sell in May and Go Away? By Brian Johnson, CIO and Partner Stock Market Summary: Signs suggest that the market correction that began in late January has been primarily sentiment-driven and is nearing its end. A healthy earnings season, led by the technology sector, could be just...

Written by Joe Erickson, CPA and Partner Tax reform: what does it mean? Since Congress passed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, you’re likely to find that things have shifted for your financial situation. Some of the most significant changes include the following: New tax...