January Barnum Report

Welcome to The Barnum Report, Barnum Financial Group’s monthly newsletter. Each month we will be covering relevant financial industry topics as well as a monthly market update.

January

How Much Risk Can You Take?

Market risk refers to the possibility that an investment will lose value because of a broad decline in the financial markets, which can be the result of economic or sociopolitical factors. Investors who are willing to accept more investment risk may benefit from higher returns in the good times, but they also get hit harder during the bad times. Your portfolio’s risk profile should reflect your ability to endure periods of market volatility, both financially and emotionally. Here are some questions that may help you evaluate your personal relationship with risk.

The Investment Implications of Tax Reform

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 has been signed into law. This legislation has important implications for major corporations, small businesses and individual taxpayers.  This piece from JP Morgan outlines the main provisions of the act along with their costs over the next decade and how the new law could impact the behavior of consumers, businesses and investors.  

Don’t Delay: The Potential Benefits of Starting to Save Now

For long-term investment goals such as retirement, time can be one of your biggest advantages. That’s because time allows your investment dollars to do some of the hard work for you through a mathematical principle known as compounding.   How much could it cost you to delay your investing plan?  Click here to learn more

 

Life is For the Living, And so is Life Insurance

Life can be busy. The requirements of work and family often leave little time to step back and think about where you’ve been and where you’re heading. But as your responsibilities grow, so does the need to evaluate what would happen if life for you stopped. September is Life Insurance Awareness Month and a good time to reflect on how life insurance can help those you leave behind — the living.

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September 2017