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Understanding Interest Rates, Inflation, and the Bond Market

Understanding Interest Rates, Inflation, and the Bond Market

At Clayton Wealth Partners, we advocate an appropriate allocation of fixed-income investments via bonds or bond funds for all but the most aggressive investors. Bonds can provide a steady stream of income and, importantly, serve as a powerful diversifier that helps smooth the volatile returns of an equity allocation.      (For several reasons,…

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Should You Invest in Cryptocurrencies or Cannabis?

Cryptocurrency and cannabis have both captured a lot of headlines over the last few years, and you may be wondering if you should invest in them. While both have significant upside potential, they also face serious investing pitfalls, including participation in new industries with unknown futures, highly uncertain or no cash flows, and extreme price…

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Investment Strategies for Volatile Markets

Market volatility is much like the waves of the ocean. Sometimes, market fluctuations are nothing more than tranquil ripples, barely perceptible. At other times, they resemble towering white caps, frightening enough to rattle even the most stoic investors. While heightened volatility isn’t fun for most investors, managing it effectively is crucial for maximizing long-term investment…

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