Five investment themes to watch

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It is hard to believe that mid-year 2020 is upon us. Many of us would love to forget the first half of this year in hopes of more positive news in the second half. Portfolios have made gains from their March low points, but more is needed to fully restore those high-water marks that were set in February. Our investment partner, Abbot Downing, ...

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What’s the deal with IRA changes?

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2019 closed out with a flurry of new laws being signed into existence. Many people were not paying attention as the excitement of Christmas approached and our elected officials largely led us to belief everything was being done to approve a spending bill and keep our government running. At 2,300 plus pages I doubt seriously that many of ...

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Summer Truth

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School is out and we are in the heat of summer. My kids love this time of year because, you guessed it, no school. All summer and nothing but swimming, video games, vacation, and plain fun. While kids live in that world, we adults often live in another. We think and worry about the economy, job security, mounting bills and Wall Street ...

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Women, stewardship, & financial ministry

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The foundation has been publishing a series on amazing Moravian women. If you have not read those posts, please click here to read them. Vince Holbrook has done a great job pointing out many women and telling their stories. There are many more amazing stories to tell such that the pages may not hold them all. In my own life, my mother played a huge role in the man I’ve become. In my professional life, I was taught to ...

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Moravian Common Fund: 2017 Q4 Report

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We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. It is truly an honor to serve you and your Moravian Ministries Foundation in America. 2017 is in the books and it was a great year for the markets. We encourage you to review your fourth quarter statements and certainly let us know if there are any questions. We have also developed a one page performance summary for each investment model. These summaries include an easy reference to ...

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God Loves a Cheerful Giver

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“Taxes,” is a word I’m willing to bet doesn’t resonate well among Moravians, Americans today, or most people throughout history. They are, however, a necessary evil. Jesus even said, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s,” right? Most of us comply with our duty, although under disgruntled protest. We have received several questions and been in many conversations recently about taxes and what all of the changes mean to the church and those who give to Moravian causes. As of December ...

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Donor Advised Fund Helps Spaugh Family See Hope in Sadness

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In the fourth quarter of 2017, the Moravian Ministries Foundation in America (MMFA) will launch a new Donor Advised Fund (DAF). The Board of MMFA hopes that this new fund encourages giving in new and exciting ways. We also hope that this opens up philanthropy to new donors who may desire more choice in their charitable contributions.

The Moravian Donor Advised Fund allows donors to establish a gift account with the MMFA.  That account and the assets are invested into an investment ...

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