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Market Beat: Second verse same as the first?
Market Beat: Second verse same as the first?

July 15, 2019

Earnings reporting season for the second quarter will get started soon. Alcoa Aluminum will report their results on July 17. Traditionally, Alcoa’s report is considered to be the start of the earnings season even though...



Truckee council eyes TOT increase for affordable housing

July 12, 2019

In an attempt to find a secure funding source for affordable housing projects, Truckee is looking at an increase in Transient Occupancy Taxes, which would require approval from Truckee voters. In May this year True...


Market Beat: Second quarter rebounds in time
Market Beat: Second quarter rebounds in time

July 8, 2019

The second quarter of this year has just closed and was a good one for the markets. May was a rough month for stocks due primarily to the trade war fears. In the month of...



Drew Walden joins Engel & Völkers as real estate advisor

July 5, 2019

Engel & Völkers Truckee announced today Drew Walden has joined its brokerage as a real estate advisor, bringing his market knowledge, customer service experience, and local connections to help best service Truckee and Lake Tahoe...


Tahoe Truckee nonprofits merge into Sierra Community House

July 5, 2019

Four distinguished nonprofit organizations in the Tahoe Truckee area have merged together to create the Sierra Community House. The collective organization is made up of the Family Resource Center of Truckee, North Tahoe Family Resource...



Market Beat: Retirement income
Market Beat: Retirement income

July 1, 2019

A very important part of financial planning is planning for retirement and deciding how you’re going to manage the retirement income from your retirement accounts. One common strategy is known as the 4% rule. The...



Market Beat: Master Limited Partnerships
Market Beat: Master Limited Partnerships

June 24, 2019

Master Limited Partnerships or MLPs trade on exchanges just like common stocks, but have a different structure which makes them attractive, especially for income-oriented investors. Diversification is very important within an investment portfolio to help...


Market Beat: Types of mutual funds
Market Beat: Types of mutual funds

June 17, 2019

One of the best ways that investors can manage risk is through diversification. Mutual funds are a good way for investors to achieve broad diversification of their assets. The very first mutual funds were used...



Market Beat: Sell in May and go away

June 10, 2019

“Sell in May and go away” is an old stock market saying that has been around for a long time and still gets mentioned in the financial news, with other well-known adages like the “Super...



Don Rogers: Last call for Best Of
Don Rogers: Last call for Best Of

June 7, 2019

Today’s the day and tonight’s the night if you mean to cast votes for your favorite among favorites, the best among the best of what the North Lake Tahoe region has to offer. Voting ends...


Market Beat: Understanding bond yields
Market Beat: Understanding bond yields

June 3, 2019

In today’s interest rate environment, the yield curve is very flat and recently inverted. In a normal interest rate environment, the yield curve slopes upward so bonds with longer maturities pay a higher rate of...


One more week for Best Of North Lake Tahoe vote
One more week for Best Of North Lake Tahoe vote

May 31, 2019

OK, voting is down to the last week for the Best Of North Lake Tahoe, including Truckee, Kings Beach and Tahoe City — a great triangle of community as well as one of the most...


Tourism grows significantly in Truckee

May 31, 2019

A surge in Truckee tourism this past year has led to a significant increase in Transient Occupancy Tax collection. Between July 2018 and March 2019, Truckee raked in $3.5 million in Transient Occupancy Tax with...


Market Beat: Hedging for portfolio protection
Market Beat: Hedging for portfolio protection

May 27, 2019

Hedging is a defensive tactic that can be used to help protect your portfolio. It’s kind of like buying insurance on your home, it costs money, you hope that you never need it, but will...