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Market Beat: On those trade war fears
Market Beat: On those trade war fears

May 20, 2019

The stock market has been volatile lately due to the lack of a trade agreement with China. The world’s two largest economies have not come to a meaningful agreement over trade and both have imposed...


Market Beat: First-quarter earnings update
Market Beat: First-quarter earnings update

May 9, 2019

Earnings reporting season for the first quarter of 2019 is just about over with. To date, about 80% of S&P 500 reporting companies have released their results. According to data from FactSet, 76% of those...



Tahoe Food Hub makes the move to Truckee
Tahoe Food Hub makes the move to Truckee

May 9, 2019

The Tahoe Food Hub is ready to set up shop at a new facility at the Truckee Airport, with plans to open its doors to the community on May 28. “It’s exciting to see these...


Proposed ice pavilion takes another step forward on Truckee
Proposed ice pavilion takes another step forward on Truckee

May 9, 2019

The goal of bringing a full-sized, covered ice rink and event center to Truckee took another step forward at last month’s Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District board meeting. During the meeting the district approved moving...


Market Beat: DRIP a good building tool

May 6, 2019

“Constant dripping can hollow out a stone” was a quote from the famous Roman philosopher, Titus Lucretius Carus. What he meant was that a steady stream of water, even in a very small amount would...


North Lake Tahoe businesses honored at 65th Community awards
North Lake Tahoe businesses honored at 65th Community awards

May 4, 2019

The North Lake Tahoe business community gathered to celebrate the region’s Local Luminaries at the 65th annual Community Awards Dinner held at Granlibakken Tahoe. Industry leaders, public servants and best-in-class organizations were recognized across ten...


Market Beat: Getting ahead of the yield curve

April 29, 2019

The yield curve is a way of looking at interest rates for bonds with the same credit rating but differing maturities. Typically, we’ll look at the interest rates of various maturities for U.S. Treasury bonds....


Market Beat: Stock market analysis
Market Beat: Stock market analysis

April 22, 2019

Stock market analysis can be separated into a few different methods. One is known as fundamental analysis and it consists of studying a stock’s financial reports and considering its valuations. One of the most common...


Market Beat: Investing in foreign countries
Market Beat: Investing in foreign countries

April 15, 2019

Diversification is one of the best risk management tools that investors have at their disposal. Remember, “don’t put all your eggs into one basket.” If you drop the basket, the eggs could break. One way...





Market Beat: First quarter best in decade
Market Beat: First quarter best in decade

April 8, 2019

The first quarter of 2019 was the best quarter for the stock market in 10 years. Normally, when the first quarter of the year is good, the remainder of the year is, too. However, that...


WinterWonderGrass encourages tourism in the off-season
WinterWonderGrass encourages tourism in the off-season

April 6, 2019

Squaw Valley hosted its fifth annual WinterWonderGrass Festival with three days of live bluegrass music welcoming visitors from across the country. The festival which takes place in Squaw, Colorado and now Vermont is sponsored by...


West End Coffee and Tap plans scrapped in Truckee
West End Coffee and Tap plans scrapped in Truckee

April 1, 2019

Despite the Truckee Planning Commission’s approval of the West End Coffee and Tap project at Donner Lake, the proposed owners have scrapped the project. When the project was approved in January, Mollie Hagar, who proposed...




Mandatory smart meters draw complaints for Truckee Donner PUD

March 29, 2019

Truckee residents are taking issue with the installation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure electric meters, also referred to as “smart meters,” at their homes, and the inability to opt-out of the new program. The Truckee Donner...


Market Beat: Fixed income strategies
Market Beat: Fixed income strategies

March 25, 2019

Most investors should have some of their portfolio allocated to bonds or fixed income. As people get older and more conservative, they should increase their exposure to bonds appropriately. Bonds are subject to different types...