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Back to School/Back to Work

by Bonnie Bell, MA, MDiv., Principal, Director of Career/Life Coaching
October 21, 2017

I always forget how much I love the Fall until October, when everything starts moving toward winter, and something makes me feel like sautéing sliced apples with cinnamon and butter for breakfast …Read More

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“The Shortfall in Inflation is a Mystery”: Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve Chair

by James F. Bell, CFP®, President & Founder
October 21, 2017

Changes may be afoot at the Federal Open Market Committee, which meets every six weeks, to assess the health of the U.S. economy. For years now, Chair Janet Yellen has emphasized that the Fed is …Read More

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Cash, Bonds, and Happiness

by Forrest Bell, CFP®, Senior Investment Advisor, Financial Planner
October 20, 2017

 Cash can make you happy, at least according to an article from the Wall Street Journal titled “Money and Happiness: A Surprising Twist,” published last year. The article cites a study by a team …Read More

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Learning to Fail

by Bonnie Bell, MA, MDiv., Principal, Director of Career/Life Coaching
July 26, 2017

There’s an odd new-ish problem besieging a certain segment of our population that deserves some attention: it appears that the most successful and most-likely-to-succeed young people among us have …Read More

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How the Dow Led to Modern Index Investing

by Forrest Bell, CFP®, Senior Investment Advisor, Financial Planner
July 26, 2017

If you listen to the news of the day on your way to work in the morning, chances are you will hear a report about the status of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Mentions of the Dow are even more …Read More

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Strength in Numbers: A Golden First Half for Global Stocks

by James F. Bell, CFP®, President & Founder
July 26, 2017

By no means am I an authentic basketball fan. For example, I do not under-stand a pick and roll. But our Oakland office at 11th and Broadway is directly across the street from the Golden State …Read More

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Market Analysis

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“Stocks are falling. I’m buying them anyway.” – 12/4/18
December 5, 2018 The above is a quote from Jeff Sommers as the title of his 11/18/2018 “Strategies” column in …Read More

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Do You Have a Bias Against International Small-Cap Stocks?
October 25, 2018 With the S&P 500 fully recovered from the correction earlier this year, and hovering near its …Read More

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Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir Candlelight Concert

Bell Investment Advisors has been a major supporter of the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir (PEBCC.org) for almost ten years. We are lifelong music lovers and consider our involvement with Bay Area music and arts organizations central to making a good life happen for our family, our business, and our community. On Sunday, December 2 from …Read More

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