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We Steady Our Wobbly Knees: A Post-Presidential Election Review

Our roller coaster ride of a presidential election provided us with 18 months of political thrills, including one of the biggest surprises in U.S. history. Now that our collective adrenaline levels have settled a bit, we’ve collected some thoughts about the election and how it might benefit investors like you. After the Election: The First 100 Days So, what’s likely … Continue reading


How Will Our Next President Affect Small Businesses in America?

When we go to the polls on Tuesday, November 8 to vote for our next president, we’ll also be deciding the future of the economy and small businesses in America. Whether the winner is Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, you can bet that his or her tax policies will impact small businesses, which truly are the backbone of our economy. … Continue reading


Don’t Believe the Dire Economic Predictions: CGO’s Take on the Road Ahead

Wall Street is warning investors to brace for an economic downturn. That’s understandable, given the changing U.S political landscape and the uncertainty of the Brexit vote. One well-known financial expert, Stan Druckenmiller, recently offered his dire prediction of the next financial apocalypse. In 25 years as a hedge fund manager, he compounded money at an annualized rate of return of … Continue reading


What Happens To The Markets During Elections?

We’re all familiar with the old saying, “markets hate uncertainty.” And there are few things more uncertain than the outcome of this November’s election. At this point, it’s a toss-up who will become our 45th president, but whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump takes the oath of office January 20, it could have a huge impact on our economy – … Continue reading


My Philosophy of Business and Life

By President and Founder Claude Ohanesian As the President and Founder of CGO Wealth Management, I am sometimes asked to deliver speeches about myself to local groups, detailing how I got started in the field of investment advising and my philosophy of business, and life. I’d like to share those views with you now. My thoughts on money and the … Continue reading


The Brexit Vote Is In. What’s Next For The U.S.?

The world economy is still reeling from the Brexit vote held on June 23. On that day, people in the United Kingdom voted by a four-point margin to leave the European Union. The obvious question people in this country had in the days after the vote was, “How will this affect me?”   According to CGO President and Founder Claude … Continue reading


Should Annuities Be A Part Of Your Financial Strategy?

There’s a lot of talk these days about annuities and whether they are good investments. As is true for most things when you’re talking about money, no answer is right for all people, all the time. Annuities are popular with many investors. Last year alone, U.S. annuity sales topped $200 billion. Before you can determine if they are right for … Continue reading


‘All Clear’ for the Market? Not Yet

As a product of the Reagan revolution, watching the media coverage of the passing of Nancy Reagan left me sad and reminiscing about my youth. Most importantly, it reminded me of the dark days of Jimmy Carter and the light of economic hope which Reagan represented. Understand, during the Carter years with the marginal top tax rates at very high … Continue reading


Claude Ohanesian of CGO is published in Forbes!

CGO Wealth Management LLC has been honored by being published in this months Forbes American’s Financial leaders article. If there was a hall of fame for financial advisors, this would be it! This is such a great way to end 2014 and we wouldn’t have done it without your support and dedication, so thank you. Below is a sneak preview … Continue reading


Inflation: The Silent Killer?

Posted: 04/11/2014 12:27 pm EDT Updated: 04/11/2014 12:59 pm EDT Written by Claude Ohanesian Inflation: The Silent Killer “Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.” ~ Ronald Reagan Is there an inflation issue in the US? People are always talking about prices going up. We see it and feel it in … Continue reading