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Thank you for visiting High Country Capital Management's Blog. From investment insights to social security tips to fun things happening in our local community, you will find lots of useful information here. Check back again soon! 


 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

For the second year in a row, Jason visited the students at the Crested Butte middle school to discuss stocks, bonds, interest, and personal finance. Here are just a few of their great thank you letters!

 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

As one of the leading Registered Investment Advisors on the Western Slope of Colorado, we are thrilled to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We owe HCCM’s longevity not only to our dedicated clients but also to our track record that...

 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

With economic and jobs growth rebounding, the outlook for inflation has increased. As the unemployment rate falls and the U.S. economy reaches a level closer to “full employment,” wages typically begin to accelerate setting of higher...

 

Friday, July 11, 2014

U.S. economic growth continues to accelerate. The unemployment rate recently dropped from 6.3% to 6.1% with nearly every sector of the economy adding jobs. Janet Yellen and the U.S. Federal Reserve will likely continue their...

 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Understanding an investor’s emotional ability to handle risk in their portfolio is very different than determining what their actual need for risk may be. Often times if a higher rate of return is required to meet an investor's...

 

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

High Country Capital Management was proud to sponsor the 2014 Montrose Food and Wine Festival. The weekend was full of great food, wine, brews and fun. Benefits from the festival will go to CASA and The Boys and Girls Club. Here are...

 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Planning to collect a strong Social Security income stream is now more important than ever. Due to both longer life expectancies and the continue trend of reduced employer retirement benefits, couples need to plan to make wise Social...

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Recent research by J.P. Morgan and Morningstar suggests a dynamic retirement income withdrawal strategy may significantly increase the likelihood of not depleting your assets during your lifetime. Previous studies suggested a 4%...

 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

As still a young franchise in the Crested Butte town league, the HCCM hockey team fought many tough battles during the regular season with only one victory for its efforts. Heading into the post season, the second-year team started to...

 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Your planning for income tax consequences are an important consideration when it comes taking social security. Here are a few basics. When it comes to possibly paying federal income taxes on your Social Security benefits, withdrawals...

 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

There are a number of federal and state-sponsored tax-advantaged college savings programs available. 529 college savings plans are a popular option. Regardless or your income or tax bracket, you can take advantage of the federal and,...

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Over 50% of retirees claim their Social Security at age 62. Many of these claimants may later regret the decision and wish they could make a different choice. It is not uncommon for them to learn they could have greatly increased their...

 

Friday, February 21, 2014

In 2013 90% of traditional bond funds lost money.* These funds once considered “safe” were negatively impacted by rising interest rates. So what can investors do with the bond allocations in their portfolio? Think about non-traditional...

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Understanding your options for claiming social security can be a daunting task, sometimes with surprising results. I recently met with a long time friend and client to review her situation. She is single, turning 66 this year, and has...

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Capital has been leaving emerging market economies in recent weeks, but the risk of contagion to developed markets appears to be low. Excess liquidity created by very accommodative policy from the U.S. Federal Reserve in the form of...

 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Read these entertaining thank you letters sent to Jason Napoli, President of High Country Capital Management, for a talk he recently gave to a local class of 7th graders.