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Market Beat: Covered calls for income

December 2, 2019

Income oriented investors can have a difficult time finding good yields in this low interest rate environment. Interest rates could rise again in the future, but for the time being it looks like we’re in...


New restaurant: Bourbon Pub opens at Northstar California

November 29, 2019

A new dining option has opened at Northstar California Resort, bringing pub inspired food, craft cocktails, entertainment, and a wide selection of beer and wine to the resort. Michael Mina’s Bourbon Pub opened on Saturday...


Market Beat: Target date funds

November 25, 2019

There have been many changes in the investment industry over the years and the trend has favored individual investors tremendously. Today, we have low cost mutual funds and commission free trading, plus a wide variety...





Market Beat: Tax-planning strategies at year’s end

November 15, 2019

As the year end is approaching it might be a good time to review your portfolio to see if you’re taking advantage of the tax deductions that are available. The maximum contribution to retirement accounts...




Market Beat: Portfolio perfection

November 7, 2019

There are many ways to protect a portfolio from downturns. Markets regularly go through cycles of volatility and inevitable downturns. Bull markets go up and bear markets go down. The term hedging goes back to...


Market Beat: Third-quarter earnings as expected

November 4, 2019

Earnings reporting season for the third quarter of this year is just about half way over with and so far, the results have been pretty much in line with the expectations. The market has been...


Ken Roberts: Natural resources investing

October 28, 2019

Diversification is one of the best risk management tools that investors have. Most investors should have some exposure to natural resources as a part of their long term investment portfolio. There are different types of...


Market Beat: Third-quarter earnings reporting

October 21, 2019

Now that the third quarter has come to a close, corporate earnings reporting will get going in full swing over the next few weeks. Many of the major financial and industrial companies will report this...


‘Sight Night’ asks for support of global act of kindness

October 18, 2019

It’s October and that means, once again, the Gogain Group of Dickson Realty, in cooperation with Lions Clubs International and One Sight, will be participating in this year’s “Sight Night.” Sight Night is an international...



Market Beat: Third quarter in review

October 10, 2019

Stocks continued with their yearly gains in the third quarter, but at a slower pace. At the end of the third quarter on Sept. 30, the S&P 500 was up 18.74% year to date and...