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Economic & Market Commentary Q1 2024

2024 began with debates over a “soft” versus “hard” landing as the Fed attempted to stabilize the economy, as well as over the sustainability of last year’s market rally. Only three months later, those concerns have given way to a calmer environment centered around fading

2022 Second Quarter: 12-Month Recap

From 2021 to 2022, the global economic and market conditions have two very different stories to tell. Headwinds started to prevail in the latter part of 2021. In the fourth quarter, the U.S. economy enjoyed an increased Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 6.9%. Inflation (expected

2021 Second Quarter – 12 Month Recap

The economies of the world have come roaring back as the world slowly emerges from the pandemic lockdowns.  With increasing vaccinations, massive fiscal stimulus, and extremely low interest rates, consumers around the world are opening their wallets. Short-term growth in the global economies is tied

How a Diversified Portfolio Works

2021’s Gamestop phenomenon has showcased that there will always be a new investing trend that returns-chasers are on the lookout for. Recently, we’ve seen a number of unique investments have their moment in the spotlight. However, it’s also clear that, regardless of how popular these

The Psychology of Money

Have you ever outlined your ideal financial plan, or made a decision about your investing, only to change your mind at the last minute? Maybe you suddenly felt uncomfortable with your decision, or you were worried that you’d be missing out if you didn’t sell

A Deep Dive into RSUs and How They Work

Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) are a type of compensation that many employers in Silicon Valley offer their employees as an incentive to continue with the company for a given length of time. The RSUs “vest” after a predetermined number of years, at which time they’re

How To Create An Estate Plan (That Actually Works!)

How often have you seen something go completely sideways with a friend or relative’s estate plan? When this happens, you might be thinking: It won’t happen to me.  This is one of the most dangerous mindsets because it doesn’t push you to be proactive. Instead,

Why We’re Passionate About Being A Fiduciary

FPC Investment Advisory, Inc. is a fee-only, fiduciary wealth management firm. Unfortunately, not everyone who we speak with knows exactly what that means. Many people who are researching financial service professionals to partner with know they should be looking for someone who has their best

Social Security Scam – What You Need to Know

Living in a heavily digitized world should make our lives easier, right? One side effect of increased digital convenience is a huge uptick in scams. If you want to prevent yourself from being a statistic, we urge you to be cautious when giving your sensitive