‘Healthy at Work’ Office Reopening Guidelines: On June 1, our Gratz Park Private Wealth team returned to our office building with new guidelines in place to ensure it is the safest environment possible for us as a team, you as our client, and for our community as a whole.  We have taken guidance from the…

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Sherry Holly on How the President Impacts Your Long-Term Investments

There’s an old adage on Wall Street known as “Climbing the Wall of Worry.” There’s plenty to worry about this year, indeed. We’ve had many questions recently about the 2020 Presidential Election and its effect on financial plans. So what does it mean for your long-term investments? Election time concerns are sensible, since campaigns are…

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Investors have had a lot to process over the past few days. Domestic equity declines on top of global ones dovetailed with the loss of legendary Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as well as a rise in COVID-19 cases across the nation. The Dow Jones Industrial dipped almost 3% on Monday, and the…

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Truth be told, like many of you, we had hoped that the stock market momentum would continue through the Labor Day weekend. However, the Nasdaq and the broad-market S&P 500 began to show signs of weakness a few days before the unofficial end of summer. We’ve seen these patterns before, and yet these rapid changes…

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We hope you and yours are well as we approach the end of summer, a time of change even during more normal times. As we all prepare for this busy period, we wanted to share with you a look back at the markets and economy over the past month of this record-breaking year. The S&P…

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In addition to a carefully constructed long-term financial plan, working with Gratz Park Private Wealth gives you ready access to vital information. Whether it’s logging in to Client Access to track all of your accounts in one secure place or reviewing important investment disclosures, you can get the information you need – when you need…

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The U.S. economy contracted 9.5% through the second quarter, the worst single-quarter decline in gross domestic product (GDP) since the Commerce Department started tracking it in 1947. It was expected the report would show a dip, but it’s important to recognize what that dip represents. It does not attest to the economy’s current trajectory, just…

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5 Ways to Get the Power of Dividends to Work for You

Everyone likes to get paid. Did you know that you can get paid as an investor, too? How? Through the power of dividends. When a company earns a profit, there are two main places where the money can go: The profits can be put back into the company to expand operations (by purchasing additional equipment)…

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The equity market hit a year-to-date high in June but was tempered by emerging coronavirus cases as states slackened their isolation orders, ending with a near flat month after three months of sustained rebound from the March 23 low. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to drive fiscal and monetary policy, and as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome…

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