Holiday Wrap Up 2016

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A look back at 2016 thus far Presented by UPAL November 29, 2016 The year in brief. Investors will likely remember 2016 as a year of two momentous votes and one monetary policy decision. This year brought the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom and a surprise presidential election victory for Donald Trump, and it now appears probable that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December. As Thanksgiving week began, the S&P 500 sat comfortably near 2,200, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average pushed toward breaking 19,000. Some…

Should You Care What the Market Does Each Day?

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A calm investor may realize better long-term returns than an overly concerned one.  November 17, 2016 Investors are people, and people are often impatient. No one likes to wait in line or wait longer than they have to for something, especially today when so much is just a click or two away. This impatience also manifests itself in the equities markets. When the S&P 500, Dow, or Nasdaq take a tumble, some investors grow uneasy. Their impulse is to sell, get out, and get back in later. If they give…

Your Year-End Financial Checklist

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Seven aspects of your financial life to review as the year draws to a close. November 17, 2016  The end of a year makes us think about last-minute things we need to address and good habits we want to start keeping. To that end, here are seven aspects of your financial life to think about as this year leads into the next…   Your investments. Review your approach to investing and make sure it suits your objectives. Look over your portfolio positions and revisit your asset allocation.    Your retirement…

Retirees Should Have Spending Plans

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Without such strategies, they can risk going through their savings too fast. Provided by UPAL  November 7, 2016 Every day, articles appear urging people to save for retirement. These articles are so prevalent that it may seem like retirement planning is entirely about getting people to save. Actually, retirement planning concerns much more than that. It has another aspect well worth discussing: the eventual spending of all of that money that has been accumulated. Too few Americans coordinate their retirement spending. Earlier this year, Ameriprise asked more than 1,300 savers…

Retirement in Sight – October 2016

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Do You Understand the Social Security “Earnings Penalty”? Most baby boomers know that their Social Security benefits can be reduced if they earn too much in retirement. While 76% of baby boomer respondents to a 2015 AARP survey understood this fact, 57% also thought they would never recoup those surrendered benefits. That is incorrect. Social Security’s “earnings test” only applies before you reach Full Retirement Age (66-67 years old, depending on your birthdate). If you receive Social Security benefits before your FRA, your benefits will be reduced by $1 for…

Economic & Market Outlook Call – Replay Information

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    If you missed the BOK Financial Economic & Market Outlook call or would like to listen to the call again, a replay of the call is now available. Participants will be required to state their name and company upon entering the call. To access the audio recording: Dial: 1.877.344.7529 Access Number: 10090146 The replay will expire on November 2, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Central Web Presentation     © 2016 BOK Financial. Services provided by BOKF, NA. Member FDIC. BOK Financial  |  P.O. Box 2300 | Tulsa, OK 74192

October Is National Financial Planning Month

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Saving is a great start, but planning to reach your financial goals is even better. Provided by:  Kent Butcher, MBA, Registered Investment Advisor Representative Lea Ann Nunley, Registered Investment Advisor Representative September 23, 2016 Are you saving for retirement? Great. Are you planning for retirement? That is even better. Planning for your retirement and other long-range financial goals is an essential step – one that could make achieving those goals easier. Saving without investing isn’t enough. Since interest rates are so low today, money in a typical savings account barely…

You’re Invited: BOK Financial’s Economic and Market Outlook Call

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  Please join Jim Huntzinger, BOK Financial’s Chief Investment Officer, for our next Economic & Market Outlook Call. Wednesday, October 12, 2016 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Central Conference Call Number: 1-888-317-6003 Participant Elite Entry Number: 7580285 Conference Call Topics: We will provide a comprehensive market analysis, review the latest U.S. and global economic conditions and discuss what it means for you and your business. We’ll also be discussing: Understanding The Cyber Threat Exposure In The Financial Sector Presented By: David Poczynek – Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer for BOK Financial…

What Will the Election Do to the Market?

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Will volatility seize Wall Street? Or will calm prevail? Provided by:  Kent Butcher, MBA, Registered Investment Advisor Representative Lea Ann Nunley, Registered Investment Advisor Representative September 9, 2016 Wall Street has had a rather calm summer. How about fall? Will volatility increase before and after Election Day?  So far, the market is performing roughly in line with historical patterns. In 19 of the prior 22 presidential election years, the S&P 500 advanced from June through October. The median gain for the index during that 5-month period: 4.1%.1 During those 22…

The Many Benefits of a Roth IRA

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Why do so many people choose it rather than a traditional IRA?  Provided by:  Kent Butcher, MBA, Registered Investment Advisor Representative Lea Ann Nunley, Registered Investment Advisor Representative September 9, 2016 The Roth IRA changed the whole retirement savings perspective. Since its introduction, it has become a fixture in many retirement planning strategies. The key argument for going Roth can be summed up in a sentence: Paying taxes on retirement contributions today is better than paying taxes on retirement savings tomorrow. Here is a closer look at the trade-off you…