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FPC Investment Advisory Mind Map Bijan Golkar
How to Discover Your Financial Strategy
If you’ve ever played chess before, you know that viewing the entire chessboard is the best way to establish your strategy. Not factoring in one section of the board means you may be vulnerable but not even know it. Similarly, one of the most important steps you take when setting up a financial strategy is...
3rd Quarter 2016 Market Update and Review

U.S. & International Economics: Global economies are still experiencing very slow growth. U.S. employment remains robust with unemployment at a relatively low level of 5.0%. Bond yields have increased in anticipation of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates (bond prices move inversely to yields). Fears of a Chinese slowdown have subsided for now with renewed…

So What’s the Plan?

Some time ago, I had a meeting with a couple in their fifties that owned their own construction business—I’ll call them the “Builders.” They hadn’t yet decided to work with FPC, but they wanted to see if we could help. On paper, the Builder family looked great. Business was going well. They had more than…

2nd Quarter 2016 Market Update and Review

U.S. & International Economics: We have global growth, albeit slow. Due to concerns that growth may go negative there is heightened volatility. Slow growth has produced low and even negative interest rates in some countries. Domestically, employment remains strong with unemployment under 5%. China’s slowing economy is showing signs of stabilization. Brexit may cause slower…

How an Election Year Affects Your Investment Strategy
How an Election Year Affects Your Investment Strategy

Let me know if this sounds familiar: Your Facebook News Feed has blown up with messages like “The sky is falling! If my chosen candidate doesn’t win, the markets are doomed, and so are my investments!” Elections tend to bring out the more emotional sides of our personalities. A presidential election year especially can cause…