Inflation Concerns

Inflation Concerns

Should You Be Concerned About Inflation?   If you pay attention to financial news, you are probably seeing a lot of discussion about inflation, which has reared its head in the U.S. economy after being mostly dormant for the last decade. In May 2021, the Consumer...

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2nd Quarter 2021 Review

2nd Quarter 2021 Review

Overview The US economy is growing faster than expected as state governments largely dropped Coronavirus restrictions across the country during the 2nd quarter of 2021. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia projected real GDP growth to be 2.9% back in December for...

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Contributions From IRAs

Contributions From IRAs

Background The Pension Protection Act of 2006 first allowed taxpayers age 701/2 or older to make tax-free charitable donations directly from their IRAs. Technically, these taxpayers were allowed to exclude from gross income otherwise taxable distributions from their...

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4th Quarter 2020 Review

4th Quarter 2020 Review

Overview What a year 2020 has been. We saw market volatility reach an historic high in March with the CBOE VIX Index registering a level of 82.69. This was the highest level ever recorded topping the 80.86 number recorded during the financial crisis in 2008. Investors...

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CRA Financial contributes to FEED AC

CRA Financial contributes to FEED AC

Matt Reynolds, Tom Reynolds, and Bob Martin Principals of CRA Financial present Colette Kraus, of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey $25,000 contribution to help fund FEED AC - A Large Scale pop up Food Distribution Program located at Bader Field.

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2020-2021 College Cost Data

2020-2021 College Cost Data

Every year, the College Board releases updated college cost data and trends in its annual report. The College Board publishes average cost figures, which are based on a survey of approximately 4,000 colleges across the country. Following are cost highlights for the...

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Investment Tax Planning 2020

Investment Tax Planning 2020

There are several planning areas that investors should potentially consider in doing their year- end tax and financial planning. Some or none may apply to you, but it is worth your consideration to see which ones apply to your circumstances and talk with your trusted...

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3rd Quarter 2020 Review

3rd Quarter 2020 Review

Overview When we meet with clients some are shocked to see how quickly the stock market rebounded and rallied to new highs given the ongoing global pandemic. With many businesses still shut down and the unemployment rate just under 8% it is clear that the economy is...

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Mid-Year Review 2020

Mid-Year Review 2020

Overview The US capital markets rebounded sharply during Q2 as the Federal Reserve and Congress supported risk assets to combat the sharp economic disruption caused by Covid-19 through the implementation of a myriad of programs, including rate cuts, enhanced...

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1st Quarter 2020 Review

1st Quarter 2020 Review

1st Quarter Review : In the first quarter of 2020, we saw the 11-year bull market come to an end as the spread of COVID-19 wreaked havoc on all the capital markets around the world. Massive swings in asset prices were seen with stock volatility hitting an all-time...

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2019: Year in Review

2019: Year in Review

Markets: The year 2019 was by all measures a great year for investors, although few people predicted the kind of returns that both the stock and bond market produced.  We began the year with the market pundits worrying about trade issues and the possibility of global...

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3rd Quarter 2019 Review

3rd Quarter 2019 Review

Overview With political news dominating the headlines, the U.K. set to “Brexit” in October, and tensions rising in Iran, there appears to be no shortage of external risks for investors both domestic and abroad. Nonetheless, low interest rates, unemployment, and strong...

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2nd Quarter 2019 Review

2nd Quarter 2019 Review

Overview Concerns over a global economic slowdown depicted in recent economic data moved Central Banks to telegraph future easing of monetary policy. As a result, interest rates continued their decline throughout the 2nd quarter. The lower rates have translated to...

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