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CNBC: What Will Take The Market To The Next Level?

Hear our Chief Investment Officer, Scott Kubie, on CNBC’s Nightly Business Report discussing what will take the market to the next level. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary August 13, 2018

Concerns over declines in the Turkish currency and the risk of a trade dispute between the U.S. and Turkey pushed stocks lower last week. Turkey and the U.S. are sparring over the jailing of a U.S. pastor by Turkey. Read more

Blog

How Men and Women Differ with Finances

Published By Pamela Peña Serrano, CFP® | LinkedIn

The way men and women view themselves and their future greatly impacts their financial planning paths. There are four major factors that influence this: mindset, marital status, age and financial services background knowledge. Marital status is a key factor in their differences, which in turn affects their mindset. Lastly, where men and women believe they are in their life, depending on their age and expectations, is a huge catalyst for moving forward in their financial journey.
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Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary August 6, 2018

U.S. stocks rallied, while global markets lagged. The S&P 500 rose 0.8%. Global stocks slipped as the MSCI ACWI fell 0.2%. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index rose 0.1%. Read more

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Fox Business: Ron Carson on Big Tech Stocks

Hear Ron Carson on Fox Business’ Varney & Co with Stuart Varney as they discuss big tech stocks, oil, and positioning.  Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary July 30, 2018

Strong U.S. economic growth made additional interest rate hikes likely. The likelihood of additional hikes and weak earnings from a couple key technology companies was not enough to overcome positive news earlier in the week on trade between the Europe Union and U.S. Discussions are moving forward to rescind the announced metal tariffs and reduce tariffs on industrial goods. The S&P 500 rose 0.6% for the week. Global stocks, as measured by the MSCI ACWI, climbed 0.9% higher. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index dropped 0.2%.

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5 Reasons It’s Important to Set Financial Goals

Published by Rob Furlong, Portfolio Manager

The alarm sounded promptly at 1a.m. Shortly after some rustling and grumbling the tent zippers opened and we stepped out into the frigid air. After a quick breakfast, we began heading uphill into the darkness. For the next eight hours life was little more than listening to the ice crunch with each step as we ascended over 5,000 feet into the thinning air. Shortly after 9a.m. we were at 14,200 feet-on top of one of the highest peaks in the Cascade mountain range. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary July 23, 2018

The stock market had a rather boring week. The S&P 500 stayed in a tight range throughout the week and finished basically unchanged. Global stocks performed a little better as the MSCI ACWI inched 0.1% higher. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index dropped 0.3%. Read more

News

Pinnacle Financial Group Announces Affiliation with
Barron’s Hall-of-Fame Firm; Rebrands to Carson Wealth

July 20, 2018 – Pinnacle Financial Group, an independent investment and wealth management firm headquartered in Amarillo, Texas, today announced it has joined Carson Wealth, a Barron’s Hall-of-Fame nationally ranked advisory firm.  Read more

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Wall Street managers have cost Americans more than $600 billion over the past decade

Over the last decade, fund managers who oversee the pensions of the nation’s teachers, firefighters, police and other government workers have doubled down on an investment strategy that has cost U.S. taxpayers at least $600 billion, possibly more than $1 trillion, investment data and calculations by Yahoo Finance found. Read more