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    Newsletter: In the Markets – Week-Ending March 17th

    by Peter J. Creedon

    Newsletter: In the Markets – Week-Ending March 17th Crystal Brook Advisors We Make Financial Planning Crystal Clear™ United States: Overall net TIC outflows totaled $42.8 billion in December. Foreign private investors’ appetite for U.S. securities weakened, selling $57.1 billion in December. Much of the selloff was concentrated in Treasuries and equities. Foreign official investors purchased a…

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    Three Things You Didn’t Know About 529 College Saving Plans

    by Peter J. Creedon

    Some people don’t use, or aren’t aware of, what a 529 plan is — the 529 college savings plan is used to pay for higher education, which is anything above a high school diploma.  If you, or your children plan on gaining a higher education, it may be beneficial to look into what a 529…

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    Newsletter: In the Markets – Week-Ending February 24th

    by Peter J. Creedon

    Newsletter: In the Markets – Week-Ending February 24th Crystal Brook Advisors We Make Financial Planning Crystal Clear™ United States: Total billings fell into contraction territory in January, but the weak 70 reading follows a surge in December. The 6.1 drop in January, from 55.6 in December, was the largest since September 2008. We suspect the plunge…

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    In the Markets – Week-Ending February 17th

    by Peter J. Creedon

    Newsletter: In the Markets – Week-Ending February 17th Crystal Brook Advisors We Make Financial Planning Crystal Clear™ United States: American investors decreased their holdings of foreign assets by $1.1 billion, marking 11 out of the past 12 months of being net sellers. (1)  The Federal Reserve’s January Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey pointed to a modest…

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