Bitcoin. That simple word has caused quite a stir recently, leading to many to ask the question: What is it?
Retirement isn’t something that the young think about. Neither is investment. However, as we age, we devote more thought into these things as our age begins to catch up to us. Our own mortality reminds us that we need to plan for a time when we can’t rely on our bodies to make us money, and relying solely on social security is no longer an option if we want to live comfortably.
Horizon Bancorp (“Horizon”) today announced its unaudited financial results for the three-month and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2017. All share data has been adjusted to reflect Horizon’s three-for-two stock split effective November 14, 2016.
Many investors will remember 2017 as a constructive year for those who may be building a retirement portfolio, saving for a child’s education, or perhaps just investing for future needs and wishes. Currently, the world economy is in a synchronized economic expansion which is driving steady earnings growth upward. Against this backdrop many are considering what is next for 2018 and beyond. Here are a few observations to consider as we move forward:
Economics is the very heartbeat of the American Dream. From small businesses to city governments, the ability for them to thrive is paramount to fulfilling that dream for anyone in America. We have a unique advantage in our country, in that anyone can start from nothing and build a business around themselves. It is this upward mobility that beckons to people across the globe that want to come to America. So a study of the state of the economy is vital in ensuring that it continues to not only thrive, but grow, so that others can share in that dream that we all aspire to join.
As the warmth of summer gives way to the beauty of autumn, our Lakeside portfolio management team felt this was a good time to reflect on the current investment environment. As of the end of August 2017, this has been a solid year for investors thus far. Global equity markets have posted strong returns since the beginning of the year, and the U.S. bond market is also positive for the year.
Throughout Northwest Indiana there are some truly great banking, finance, and wealth management experts who offer their clients the service and satisfaction that set them above many other companies in the region.
Horizon Bank’s Wolves & Slicer Branches Promoting Financial Literacy and Rewarding Students Who Open New Checking Account
For Horizon Bank, educating high school students across Northwest Indiana about finances and banking is an important part of their mission to anticipate and fulfill customer needs with exceptional service and sensible advice.
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