Will You Be Prepared When the Market Cools Off?

Markets have cycles, and at some point, the major indices will descend. We have seen a tremendous rally on Wall Street, nearly nine months long, with the S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite, and Dow Jones Industrial Average repeatedly settling at all-time peaks. Investors are delighted by what they have witnessed. Have they become irrationally exuberant? The … Continued

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Damon D. Walker Attends Cambridge Premier Club 2017

Distinction earns recognition at Cambridge Premier Club 2017 in Vancouver Cedar Rapids, IA – June 20, 2017 – Damon D. Walker, an independent financial advisor with Premier Investments of Iowa, Inc. has been recognized at Cambridge’s Premier Club 2017. This recognition was announced by Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. (Cambridge). Being recognized for Cambridge’s Premier Club … Continued

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OPEC Oil Production Discussions

Saudis Leave Istanbul With Russia Pledge, OPEC Disputes to Solve OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo showed confidence in Russia’s commitment to helping limit oil production despite the group’s internal disputes standing in the way of a global deal. In an interview with Bloomberg television in Istanbul, Barkindo stated, “We are confident of Russia’s commitments, momentum is … Continued

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Working with an AIF

EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN INVESTORS AND ADVISORS ARE BUILT ON TRUST If you are like many investors, you may be wondering whether your current investment strategy will enable you to retire on schedule and comfortably, pay for your children’s higher education costs, or fund the purchase of a new home. That’s why a growing number of people are … Continued

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We passed! We are AIF Certified!

Our SmartVestor Pro team from Premier Investments of Iowa has just completed the highly regarded “Accredited Investment Fiduciary Certification” in Denver, Colorado.  Damon Walker, Joel Hanson and Jane Schlegel have been taking the online course for the past 2 months completing 25 hours of training that then concluded May 18th in Denver with a one-day, live … Continued

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Damon’s In Nashville

Today I am down at the Dave Ramsey Investing Advisory Council Meetings. The Council is made up of 13 registered representatives from 11 different broker dealers.  I am honored to be part of this group and look forward to our annual meetings each year of sharing best practices and learning more from the leadership on … Continued

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Retirement In Sight: What are the Best (and Worst) States for Retirement?

“There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.” - G.K. Chesterton The Best and Worst States for Retirement Every year, consumer financial services website Bankrate.com tries to determine them through a survey of financial, health, and lifestyle factors. Its 2016 survey conveys … Continued
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UPDATE: What the New Budget Means for Your Social Security and Medicare Benefits

Original Article https://www.irahelp.com/slottreport/what-budget-bill-means-your-social-security-and-medicare-benefits By Jeffrey Levine, IRA Technical Expert Follow Me on Twitter: @IRAGuru4EdSlott Retirement planning for millions of Americans just changed dramatically. Last night, President Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which has a significant impact on both Medicare Part B participants and those trying to employ savvy planning tactics to get the … Continued

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