May 2018
Market Update

The May 2018  Market Thoughts Video  is now available on our website.  Brad McMillan, Commonwealth's CIO, recaps the market and economic news for April. It was a good month, as both U.S. and developed markets were up. This news was encouraging, indicating that the economy seems to be bouncing back after two down months. In fact, the fundamentals are quite strong, with company earnings surprising to the upside to a degree we have never seen before. Plus, sales beat expectations, which is a positive reflection of the markets and the economy. But will these trends continue? Stay tuned to find out.

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E+R=O, a Formula for Success
Investing is a long-term endeavor that can be complicated, challenging, frustrating and frightening.  This is why it is important to have an investment philosophy that can help you stay the course.  This article talks about how combing an enduring investment philosophy with a simple formula can increase the odds of having a positive financial experience. 
True or False: You Are a Retirement Savings Plan Expert
If you're like many people, you have many ideas about how your employer-sponsored retirement plan works, which may or may not be entirely accurate.  To gauge your knowledge, take this brief quiz.  
Socially Responsible Investing
In her latest video, Elizabeth talks about socially responsible investing, sometimes referred to as sustainable investing, what it is and the growing interest in this type of investing strategy.
Are You Making These Security Mistakes with Your Smartphone?
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