President at WealthTrace
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I am the owner and founder of WealthTrace, which provides web-based financial planning software to both financial advisors and consumers.. I have over 20 years of experience in the financial markets and I am a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). I hold a masters degree in Economics from Miami ... more

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Stocks For The Next Recession
We know that stocks generally do very poorly in a recession. But not all stocks do poorly and some even go up when the economy is in the doldrums.
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Inflation Is Back: What To Do?
Inflation has reared its ugly head and it is downright frightening to many people. There are a lot of investors who have never even had to see inflation in any sort of major way. But how times have changed.
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What GameStop Reminds Us
Let me get this straight. A currency created as a joke and that you can't buy anything with has run up 500% in the first few months of the year?
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What Do We Do Now?
Nobody likes to go through bear markets, recessions, crashes, but they're just part of the deal if you're going to be an investor. So you may as well make the best of it, which can mean using it as an opportunity.
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Reasons To Invest In Dividend Payers For Retirement
When investing for retirement when one is younger, it makes sense not only to take more risk in the stock market, but to invest more in growth stocks rather than value stocks that pay a higher dividend.
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Watch Out For High Fund Fees
It's hard to believe that a year has gone by since Vanguard founder Jack Bogle died. It is also hard to overstate Vanguard's impact on the investing landscape in the U.S.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AAPL Apple Inc.
GB Greatbatch Inc.
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
TWTR Twitter Inc
YHOO Yahoo! Inc.

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Dividend Payouts Keep Breaking Records
For the first time in at least 15 years, no S&P 500 company cut its dividend in the first quarter. A lot of this has to do with lower corporate tax rates, which now top out at 21% instead of 35%.
Converting To A Roth IRA Could Be A Great Move
Using the publicly available WealthTrace Financial Planner, you can enter your spending, saving, and investment information, and then use the Roth IRA Conversion tool to see what might happen if you converted your traditional IRA to a Roth.
Preparing For Retirement While In Your 40s
Crossing the 40 line shouldn't mean any wholesale changes to your strategy should be needed. As long as your risk tolerance and life goals are about the same as before, just keep checking your financial plan periodically.

Work Experience

President
WealthTrace
September 2011 - Present (11 years)

Education

Miami University
M.A.
1994 / 1995
Economics
Ball State University
Bachelor of Science
1990 / 1994
Economics

Publications