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March 28, 2020

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From Steiner & Granger: Dire short-term, hopeful long-term outlook

Reasons to believe long-term outlook remains positive

Market Matters from
Steiner and Granger Insurance
and Financial Services
141 N. Main St., Bluffton
419-358-8566

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• We are likely entering a severe, but perhaps short-lived recession.

• The length of the recession depends largely on fiscal stimulus and containing the COVID-19 outbreak. Federal and state governments are working on such measures.

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Edward Jones: It's not easy, but look past the market sell off

Remember why you are investing

By Brandon Blackford,
Edward Jones financial advisor

These are challenging times.

Like everyone, you are concerned about keeping your family safe and healthy, and you’re doing your part to help protect your community from the effects of the coronavirus.

And if you’re an investor, you must also address your financial situation. How should you respond to the current market volatility and recent declines in investment prices?

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Don’t let Coronavirus infect your investment strategy

Focus on what you can do in this investment climate

By Ryan P. DeMarco
Edward Jones financial advisor
111 N. Main St., Bluffton

As you know, the coronavirus has become a major health concern, not just in China, but in other parts of the world, too – and it’s also shaken up the financial markets. As an individual investor, how concerned should you be?

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Funding your 2019 IRA: There's still time

Faith Investment Services
Bluffton, 419-358-4207

Many people save for retirement in a 401(k), which makes a lot of sense if it’s available where you work.  You can especially benefit if your employer matches your contributions and if you want to contribute to the higher threshold that 401(k)s allow.  (Employees could contribute up to $19,000 to their 401(k) plan for 2019 and anyone age 50 or over was eligible for an additional catch-up contribution of $6,000 in 2019.)

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Faith-based Investing

By Orrie Augsburger
Faith Investment Services
Bluffton, 419-358-4207

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Should you convert to a Roth IRA?

By Faith Investment Services
Bluffton, 419-358-4207

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