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Peapack Private Wealth Insights

June 16, 2014

Bond yields have fallen dramatically since the 2008 credit crisis, driven largely by the quantitative easing policy of the Federal Reserve. The Fed has stated its intent to begin cutting back monthly purchases of securities which peaked at $85B a month.  Rates may be poised to rise, signaling ...

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The current bull market was born in March, 2009, when the Dow briefly plunged below 6500.  Now in its sixth year, an aging bull means caution.  The average bull market lasts just two and a half years.   Stock prices are a product of earnings and the multiple that investors are willing to ...

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One of the most important aspects in achieving long term success in your portfolio is to adhere to your targeted equity and fixed income allocations.  Your personal time horizon, risk tolerance and financial goals should determine your asset allocation.  Within this framework, however, you can ...

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As investors celebrate the fifth anniversary of the bull market, they must give thanks to our Federal Reserve.  Its unprecedented monetary support has been an important factor in the market recovery. To fight the most vicious downturn since the 1930s, the Federal Reserve slashed short term ...

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The market is a bit like the weather.  We spend a lot of time talking about it, but the truth be told there’s not much we can do about it.   However, much as you can prepare for a wide range of climatic conditions, investors can prepare for various economic scenarios.  It’s just a question ...

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Edward Snowden and the NSA leaks may have grabbed most of last year’s cyber security headlines, but in personal finance terms, we should have been far more concerned about data breaches at retailers like Target and Neiman-Marcus.   Cybercrime breaks into three principal categories: malware, ...

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