This quarter continues 2016 as the year of volatility and uncertainty, what with the surprising “Brexit” vote in the UK, the dismal first few days of the year, and increased volatility across the board. So it may come as a surprise that the second quarter of 2016 eked out small positive returns for many of the U.S.
Since many pundits are weighing in on Brexit, and we’re all sure to be inundated with speculation on what the impact of this vote means, we here at Kaizen wanted to follow up with you to give you our thoughts on the financial implications.
Recently, Kaizen advisor Brook Anderson was invited to discuss financial and retirement planning on “The Money Hour” radio show with Tina Mitchell. “The Money Hour” program airs Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings on station 1150 AM.
Did you know that Millennials are now the largest segment of the population, outstripping Baby Boomers? That means that if you aren’t a Millennial, you probably know some, all of whom would benefit from hearing this.
Remember last time you moved, and you weren’t sure all your mail made it to your new address? Ever wondered where that small refund check went? You may want to check out Washington State’s Unclaimed Property department. They have a lookup tool where you can see if you have any cash that went astray.
The first quarter of 2016 is now in the books. The quarter was characterized by large swings in equity prices that ended near where they started. First quarter brought us mostly small positive returns across the major indices, which means that investors survived the worst start to a calendar year ever for the U.S. stock market.
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