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  • Is Your Loved One Showing Early Signs of Mental Decline?

    Posted on August 23, 2017

    We have shared a few potential warning signs below to help you evaluate if your loved one may be experiencing early stages of mental incapacity. However, with that said, not every decision your loved one makes means that his or her judgment or understanding of that decision is impaired. Experiencing one or two of the signs may not require emergency

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  • Weekly Economic Update – August 21, 2017

    Posted on August 21, 2017

    RETAIL SALES RISE IMPRESSIVELY In July, they were up 0.6% – the largest monthly increase seen so far in 2017. This gain suggests the economy has gathered momentum in the third quarter. Core retail sales (which do not include food, construction, gas, and auto buying) advanced 0.6% for July as well. The Department of Commerce also revised some spring numbers:

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  • Weekly Economic Update – August 7, 2017

    Posted on August 7, 2017

    LATEST JOBS REPORT BRINGS GOOD NEWS U.S. payrolls swelled with 209,000 net new workers in July, according to the Department of Labor. That beat the 183,000 estimate by analysts surveyed by Reuters. About 53,000 of the hires were at restaurants and bars, with another 49,000 in the professional and business services category. While yearly wage growth remained at 2.5%, the

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  • TrueWealth’s 2nd Quarter 2017 Commentary

    Posted on July 26, 2017

    Markets Q2 saw positive returns in all major asset classes. International returns were outstanding for the quarter, just as they were in the previous quarter. For the year, International Developed and Emerging Markets were up double digits through six months, outpacing U.S. returns by as much as 2X. These returns also continued to be magnified by the decline of the

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  • Weekly Economic Update – July 24, 2017

    Posted on July 24, 2017

    WILL STOCKS GET AN EARNINGS BOOST? While the first full week of the Q2 earnings season saw no pronounced rallies, there were also no shocks. By Friday’s closing bell, 20% of S&P 500 member firms had reported calendar Q2 results, and a FactSet analysis showed 77% had topped sales projections and 73% had beaten earnings-per-share forecasts – a good sign

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  • TrueWealth’s Q2 2017 Quarterly Market Review

    Posted on July 19, 2017

    This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the last quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets. This report also illustrates the performance of globally diversified portfolios and features a topic of the quarter. Full Report: TrueWealth Quarterly Market Review

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  • Weekly Economic Update – July 17, 2017

    Posted on July 17, 2017

    INFLATION PRESSURE WEAKENS The Consumer Price Index was unchanged in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That left its yearly advance at only 1.6%, nearly half a point below the Federal Reserve’s target (the core CPI was up 1.7%). After the announcement, some economists and market strategists wondered whether the Fed would rethink its plans for a third

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  • TrueWealth’s Patrick Lawson Tapped for UGA’s Terry College of Business Young Alumni Board

    Posted on July 17, 2017

    ATLANTA (July 17, 2017) – TrueWealth Management’s Patrick Lawson, CFP®, has been invited to join the Young Alumni Board at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business for a two-year term beginning this month. The Board’s mission is to develop initiatives that link students to alumni, foster a culture of giving, and support the college’s goal of excellence in education.

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  • Weekly Economic Update – July 10, 2017

    Posted on July 10, 2017

    HIRING PICKS UP AGAIN The Department of Labor announced some good news Friday: the creation of 222,000 net new jobs in June, the largest hiring gain in four months. Approximately 4.7 million people reentered the labor force and found work in June, a peak unmatched in 27 years of monthly data. Wages rose 0.2% for an annualized gain of 2.5%.

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  • TrueWealth Is #2 on Georgia Trend’s “2017 Best Places to Work in Georgia” List

    Posted on July 10, 2017

    ATLANTA (July 10, 2017) – TrueWealth, LLC, a leading provider of wealth management services, has earned the number two spot in Georgia Trend’s annual list of Best Places to Work in Georgia for small- to medium-sized companies. The list was created by Georgia Trend Magazine, the Society for Human Resource Management’s Georgia State Council, and the Best Companies Group. This statewide

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