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Current Market Trends with Plancorp CEO and CIO | Client Q&A

On May 18, 2022, Plancorp CEO, Chris Kerckhoff, sat down with Chief Investment Officer, Peter Lazaroff, for a client Q&A regarding recent market trends. We compiled a transcript of that conversation for those who could not attend. Read more…

COVID-19 Summarizing Recent Legislation and Tax Relief

As we all learn to live with the impact the coronavirus is having on our daily lives, recent legislation and relief from the federal government seeks to alleviate the financial impact of COVID-19. The most significant piece of legislation is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. Read more…

Will the Coronavirus Impact Your Portfolio?

Global stock markets have fallen significantly  in response to the spread of the coronavirus. While market losses of this magnitude are not uncommon, the speed at which the losses have occurred are a bit more unusual. Read more…

How Markets Work

My father-in-law, Tom, is the king of buying and selling used cars. Every two or three years he sells his car and buys another used car. And if he doesn’t come out ahead every time, he seems to at least break even. Read more…

Going Global with Your Portfolio

If you’re like me, the wrap of last month’s Olympic games left you wondering: What do I watch on TV now? The global competition gave us all new respect for how much time and dedication Olympic athletes put in for the games, a sense of inspiration for the next generation, and a view into how global Read more…

2016 in Review

Below is a timeline of the major headlines in 2016 along with the price movement of the S&P 500. Some of the biggest events included a bear market in global stocks, Great Britain leaving the European Union, Donald Trump winning a poorly predicted US Presidential election and the second interest Read more…

New President, Same Portfolio: Why the Election Shouldn’t Impact Your Investments

Few topics in America are as polarizing as politics. With the presidential election as the embodiment of political discord, it’s no wonder last night’s results have caused such a stir. Read more…

It’s Election Day: What to Expect in the Market

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Brexit: A Demonstration of Markets at Work

Every crisis has one thing in common: it eventually ends. Read more…

China Drags Down Global Markets

Stock markets started the New Year off with a bang, but not a good one, as panic in Chinese markets spread throughout the globe. Read more…

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