5 Good Minutes: Potshots

Potshots: Marijauna Stocks – the next version of dot coms?

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In the late 1990’s the dot com stocks made headlines due to their rapid gains.  More recently it was the crypto-currency led by Bitcoin.  Now marijuana stocks are taking center stage as the next hot investment topic.  In today’s episode of five good minutes we’ll take our potshots at the latest headline stealing topic.

Legalized marijuana has created a new and untapped industry.  Pot sales are legal in some form in 30 states. And in October, Canadians will be able to buy cannabis for recreational use.  Right now it is the new shiny thing in the investment world, but in many ways, these companies are much like the dot com stocks of the early 1990’s.

In the next five minutes, we’ll talk about the latest fad.

For more about investing in retirement, including videos about risk, please visit our retirement learning center.

Your Money: One on One – Ep 1: Elder Financial Abuse

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We face many financial risks in retirement. One of those which is often overlooked is being taken advantage of by someone else. Elder financial abuse is a growing problem in the United States. Seniors lose an estimated $36.5 Billion every year to fraud.
 
Our guest Ethan Vessels joins us for an in depth discussion on this topic. We will discuss:
 
  • Examples of abuse he has seen.
  • The Types of abuse by strangers.
  • How the people you know and trust take advantage of you.
  • What type of recourse you might have
  • Some steps you can take to limit your risks.
  • And what you can do if you suspect you or someone you know is a victim of financial abuse.

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Links and Resources To Help With Elder Financial Abuse

 

West Virginia Adult Protective Services

Phone:  Toll Free:  (800) 352-6513, Local Office (Wood County):  (304) 420-2560

Website: Click Here

Ohio Adult Protective Services

Phone: (740) 373-5513

Website: Click Here

 

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About Our Guest….

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Ethan Vessels

Ethan is a litigation specialist with the firm of Fields, Dehmlow and Vessels.  One of his area’s of specialization is Elder Financial Abuse.  He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and The Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University.

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Here’s How To Get In Touch with Ethan

Phone Number:  740-374-5346

Email: ethan@fieldsdehmlow.com

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If you have a question about today’s episode, or you have a question we can address on a future episode, we would love to hear from you.

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August Investment Market Update

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In this month’s update, we recap how the stock and bond markets performed.  We also discuss the end of the latest stock market correction.

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It’s been a good year, so far…

The US Stock market has had a good year so far.  And, most broad segments of the stock market have participated in the increases.

Fist the large company stocks as measured by the S&P 500…

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Mid cap stocks have also done well, but their gains have been more modest.

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Small Cap stocks have been the big winners thus far.

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A Different Story for Bonds

Interest rates rose early in the year.  And when interest rates increase, bond prices decrease.  The broader bond market had a good month, but it wasn’t enough to erase the declines from earlier in the year.

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Data Source: Standard an Poors.  The S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400, S&P Smallcap 600, and the S&P Aggregate bond indexes are unmanaged indexes used to represent the performance of certain segments of the investment markets. An investment cannot be made directly in an index.  Past performance does not predict future results, and the rates of return shown are not guaranteed.  Investing involves risks, including the potential loss of principal.  Please consider all risks before making an investment.  Your actual investment results could be better or worse than what is shown.

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