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Welcome to the official blog of Paul R. Ried Financial Group. We hope you will find the wide range of topics we will address here both interesting and informative. Click the headings in bold to read the full posts.

 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Dear Clients, The stock market started off this year in a similar fashion to how it ended last year, in rally mode. The difference this year is that international stocks have been participating as well. If this international...

 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

We are honored to announce that Barron's has named us on their list of Top Financial Advisors for the 9th consecutive year. This year's state-by-state ranking puts us within the top 15 advisors in Washington State and represents the...

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Dear Clients and Friends, As you know, we are dedicated to keeping you informed and to providing you resources to help you make good long term financial decisions. In that spirit, please find below the video of my perspective on the...

 

Monday, December 12, 2016

December 2016 Market Commentary December 12, 2016 Dear Clients, As we come up on the close of another year, we also are coming to the end of one presidency and on to another. Regardless of anyone’s political views, we can all be...

 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

We recently held our 2016 Client Economic Outlook Event on November 9th, the day after the election. We had a great turnout once again for a very timely discussion, however, we realize that not everyone is able to make the event.

 

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Following the United Kingdom’s vote on June 23rd to leave the European Union, the S&P 500 fell approximately 5% over the next two trading days as investors worried about...

 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

We are honored to have been recently named to Forbes list of "America's Top 200 Wealth Advisors". According to Forbes, the ranking was "based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors...

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

As we are sure you have heard, voters in the United Kingdom chose the leave the European Union on June 23rd. The initial market reaction was a very quick sell-off in stocks and increased demand (and therefore higher prices) for high...

 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Mobile devices have most certainly brought convenience to our lives. However, sometimes these devices might reveal more information then you would want and without your knowledge....

 

Friday, April 1, 2016

April 2016 Market Commentary April 1, 2016 Dear clients, It has been quite an interesting start to the year. After falling nearly 10% on continued worries of a global slowdown, the market (as measured by the S&P 500) rallied strongly...

 

Monday, March 21, 2016

As you know, we are dedicated to keeping you informed and to providing you resources to help you make good long term financial decisions. In that spirit, please find below the video of Paul's perspective on the current markets.

 

Sunday, March 6, 2016

We are honored that Barron's has just selected us as one of "America's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors" for 2016. The ranking puts us within the top 20 in Washington State and top 1% in the country. This is our 8th year for this...

 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

As we are approaching the end of a roller coaster year in most markets, many asset classes are now nearly flat or negative for the year....

 

Friday, December 4, 2015

We had a great turnout for our 2015 Client Economic Outlook Event held on November 4th and enjoyed seeing everyone who was able to make it out. However, we know that some people could not make the event and for that reason we are...

 

Monday, October 5, 2015

One often overlooked risk in investing is "Sequence of Return Risk". That is the idea that two investors that are periodically adding or withdrawing funds from their portfolio can experience the exact same average returns but end up...

 

Monday, August 24, 2015

A MESSAGE FROM YOUR FINANCIAL TEAMAugust 24, 2015Dear Clients,After a decent start to the year, most asset classes are now sharply negative, with the exception of some bond categories. In light of recent market volatility we wanted to...

 

Monday, August 17, 2015

We have added a new book to our list of Recommended Books. "Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security". There is more to claiming social security then many people realize and this explains the ins-and-outs of...

 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The purchasing power of the US Dollar has been increasing versus a wide range of global currencies over the last year. As you can see below, the US Dollar has dramatically appreciated against almost every major currency except for the...

 

Friday, June 26, 2015

MassMutual recently released the results of a 10 question survey regarding Social Security. The results were not pretty. In fact, out of 1,513 people who took the survey only 1 person got all 10 true or false questions correct....

 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

One of the most overlooked expenses in retirement are the potential costs of Long-Term Care. This is often due to the natural tendency to assume "It won't happen to me". However, odds are it will happen to us. In fact, according to the...

 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

We could spend this letter going into detail on the topics du jour, such as if/when we think the Fed will finally raise interest rates (they will...eventually). Or whether Greece will leave the Euro (they probably will...eventually)....

 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

We are pleased to announce the release of our redesigned website. We hope that you will find this website not only more pleasing to the eyes but easier to navigate as well. You may also notice that we have added some additional...