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Issue: # 5 Feb. 2016

I hope your 2016 is off to a great start! Given the recent volatility in the stock market, I included two great pieces on the fundamentals of investing in capital markets that I believe you will find useful and interesting.

Hope you enjoy the information and our first newsletter of 2016!

What Recent Market Volatility Can Mean
An expert opinion from Dimensional Funds delves into the market events of January 2016 and the opportunities these events have created to examine questions that are important to investors while revisiting fundamental principles of investing in capital markets.(read more)

Bear Market Ahead?
Brad McMillan, Commonwealth Financial Network
A number of factors-a stronger U.S. economy, a less leveraged financial system and consumer, and an absence of imbalances like we saw with housing-suggest that we're not in for a 2008-style collapse. Although the economy may be entering a slowdown, growth is likely to continue. (read more)


31 Tax-Planning Issues for 2016
Roger Wohlner, GoBankingRates
Tax season is upon us, and many taxpayers are focused on filing their 2015 tax returns. However, taxpayers should also be planning out what they can do to reduce their tax bill for the 2016 tax year, too.(read more)

Life Enrichment Focus: 
The Good in Doing Good
The Year in Social Enterprise and Impact Investing: 5 Noteworthy Happenings in 2015
Forbes, Anne Field
Tis the season to look back at the year drawing to a close and assess the noteworthy happenings of the past 12 months. Here's a list of five notable occurrences in the world of social enterprise and impact investing, in no particular order..   (read More)

How You Can Start Impact Investing in 2016
Forbes, Kerry Hannon
I have a New Year's money resolution for you that would be good for your financial future and the world's: Become an impact investor in 2016. And I'll tell you how...


Kind Regards,


Beata Dragovics
Freedom Trail Financial

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