Global Perspective Blog

Posted: Jan 30, 2017
In a year characterized by the unexpected, maintaining a disciplined approach to managing your portfolio was our primary objective.  During the unsettled economic environment that existed during the first half of the year, we used market...
Posted: Jan 30, 2017
There’s a time for buying life insurance and for many people it is when their first child is born.  Along the way, you may have increased your insurance coverage as more children and a larger mortgage became a part of life. If those babies are...
Posted: Dec 21, 2016
From Mount Rushmore National Memorial to the Crazy Horse Memorial to the Corn Palace and Wall Drug, South Dakota offers numerous must-see attractions.  You might ask what a state with a  population of just 858,469 (as of July 1, 2015),...
Posted: Dec 02, 2016
As you reach the final stages of the divorce process, there is no time more critical to ensuring you accurately receive your agreed upon share of the community assets in order to launch your new life.   While the tough negotiating has been...
Posted: Nov 25, 2016
When companies have excess cash on their balance sheet, they have a few buckets they can allocate towards. However as it relates to sharing that cash with stockholders, it all comes down to buybacks and dividends. Whereas companies have long...
Posted: Nov 14, 2016
Now that we are well into the final quarter of the year, it’s time to think ahead to what is approaching taxpayers in just few short months. At this time every calendar year, the various government agencies release updated figures for a range of...
Posted: Nov 09, 2016
The unexpected victory of Donald Trump has been a reminder of the growing dissatisfaction many Americans have with the political establishment of this country.  Even though we can look to history, which tells us elections and presidents don’t...
Posted: Oct 26, 2016
These were the three topics most of us were raised to believe should never be a part of polite conversation, but with a hard fought and contentious presidential election campaign just weeks away from completion, such taboo subjects are inevitably...
Posted: Oct 25, 2016
In June of this year, Microsoft announced plans to acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all cash deal. This is great news for LinkedIn shareholders and this is only one of 32,203 M & A deals announced during 2016 which total value estimated...
Posted: Oct 25, 2016
The third quarter marked one of the least volatile market environments since 1971 as the S&P 500 did not move over 1% from close-to-close for 43 consecutive days.  Few would have predicted such an outcome given Great Britain’s vote to leave...

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