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James Bradley

Market CommentaryNews
July 21, 2020

2020 Q2 Market Commentary

A video recording of Jim and Sam discussing the Q2 Commentary can be viewed HERE. MARKET REVIEW Stocks rebounded from a dismal March by posting their best monthly returns since 1987, as investors were encouraged by the expectation of additional government stimulus programs and hope that the economy would be…
PFA Ponderings
May 1, 2020

Will Social Security Survive This?

Social Security, in its current form, is in trouble.  This should not be newsworthy to anyone who pays attention.  When I first started in this industry during the last century, the Social Security Advisory Council warned that the Social Security Trust fund would run out of money in the 2030s,…
PFA Ponderings
April 23, 2020

Saving during a quarantine

During times when going out to movies, concerts, restaurants, hair salons and sporting events is simply not in the cards, it is really likely that our spending will go down.  Mine sure has.  Despite the huge NEGATIVE impact on the global economy that comes with that, for those who are…
Market CommentaryNews
April 8, 2020

2020 Q1 Market Commentary

Market Review The world's economies and stock markets have been rocked by the spread of COVID-19. Investors' fears prompted a major sell-off in February and March, plunging stocks well below their 2019 closing marks. Nevertheless, 2020 started off in a positive way. Following a strong 2019, stocks were slow to…