Savant Blog

Savant offers perspective on a variety of topics. Entries range from current events to timeless insights in the world of finance and investments.

03 Apr
April 03, 2020

To help businesses attempt to weather the storm, Congress and the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act is nearly 1,000 pages long and full of provisions that affect small businesses. This white paper is an attempt to help you, the small business owner, navigate these waters. It is important for you to know what is available to you and in what order you should be doing things. 

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31 Mar
March 31, 2020

Investors have been forced to deal with higher levels of volatility across stocks, bonds, and alternatives since mid-February as markets attempt to price in the risk of the Coronavirus and an oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia. Savant’s Investment Research team is digging into the details with charts to provide perspective around coronavirus cases and the price war, their impact on markets to date, and some historical context regarding bear markets. 

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24 Mar
March 24, 2020

Investors have been forced to deal with higher levels of volatility across stocks, bonds, and alternatives since mid-February as markets attempt to price in the risk of the Coronavirus and an oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia. Savant’s Investment Research team is digging into the details with charts to provide perspective around coronavirus cases and the price war, their impact on markets to date, and some historical context regarding bear markets. 

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11 Mar
March 11, 2020

As you hear regular coronavirus updates coupled with headlines about the market’s recent volatility, it’s difficult to put everything into perspective. If left unchecked, even the most valid emotions can lead you down a dangerous path concerning your investments.In this 20-minute webcast, our Investment Research team will put recent updates into perspective for you by addressing common questions and concerns.

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04 Mar
March 04, 2020

Albert Einstein said, “The most powerful force in the Universe is compound interest.” He referred to it as one of the greatest “miracles” known to man.

Compound interest is interest added to the principal of your investment so that from that moment on, the added interest also earns interest. This addition of interest to the principal is called compounding, and the outcome can be very powerful.

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27 Feb
February 27, 2020

Your chance of being born on February 29 is 1 in 1,461. The chance is 1 in 4 that any given year will be a Leap Year. Every four years we get an extra 24 hours because our calendar year is not perfectly 365 days long. It takes the earth 365 days, plus six hours, to travel around the sun. Therefore, the purpose of February 29 is to keep our calendar aligned with the earth’s revolutions around the sun. But

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21 Feb
February 21, 2020

With the change of the calendar year, individual taxes tend to come into focus as the tax return deadline quickly approaches. While the thought of income taxes and income tax filing can be stressful to most, taking a simplified approach, while being methodical and proactive in filing, and planning for future taxes can reduce this burden. Here are some tax tips for 2020 to help manage potential challenges.

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