February 2018
Market Update

The February 2018  Market Thoughts Video  is now available on our website.  Brad McMillan, Commonwealth's CIO, recaps another great month for the markets. In January, all three U.S. indices were up by at least 5 percent, as were international markets. There was a bit of a pullback at the end of the month, as interest rates moved up to levels we haven't seen in years. Indeed, fixed income took a bit of a hit on these higher rates. Still, consumers keep spending and businesses are investing. Will this "virtuous circle" lead to continued economic growth?

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Retirement Income Strategies  
During your working years, you receive a regular paycheck to cover your monthly expenses.  But what happens at retirement?  In her latest  Blog, Elizabeth talks about strategies to consider when planning for income in retirement.  
Deciding Which Financial Records to Keep
Cleaning out and organizing is a common goal this time of year. However, deciding which financial records to keep can be a daunting task.  This  article gives some guidelines that may help.
A Faster Way to View Important Tax Documents
Still waiting for your tax documents to come in the mail?  Using Investor360 online account access, you have the ability to view and print your tax documents as soon as they are available.  The Investor360 User Guide gives instructions to find these important documents and more.  
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Looking for more information?   myBrokerageinfo.com is a tool provided by National Financial Services as a resource for you to find important tax and regulatory information related to your brokerage account(s). The site features a section on Tax Statement Guides where you can get important information to help you complete your annual tax return, learn more about your 1099 Consolidated Tax Statement and more. Please note that the material presented on this site is for information purposes only and does not constitute tax or legal advice.