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    LeadImage-300x200 Keeping balance in unnerving times

    By Bob Landaas
    These are certainly trying times for investors. As the novel coronavirus spreads, significant sectors of the U.S. economy have either slowed or shut down. The plunge in stock prices has unnerved even seasoned, long-term investors. I am thankful for practicing a balanced approach to money management. Most clients have a significant portion of their investments in bonds. Bonds serve many roles but primarily function as a source of funds during a bear market.

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Important Notice Regarding COVID-19

Landaas & Company will remain open during market hours, as required by law. The firm is taking many precautions in order to ensure our business continuity during this time. […]

A note on coronavirus volatility

Market volatility has continued to spike amid the ongoing outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease. Much remains unknown, and financial markets have reacted to the uncertainty with the S&P 500 reaching 10% correction territory in one week.
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Each year, Social Security emails me a reminder to review my individualized online statement to check for possible errors and to consider the progress I’m making toward funding my retirement. This year, I am extra motivated to give my statement more than a casual once-over. […]

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