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2022 Third Quarter Market Report: The Slow Drip

2022 Third Quarter Market Report: The Slow Drip

Remember that nice little rally from mid-June until somewhere around mid-August, when the market returns seemed to be moving us out of bear market territory?  We don’t either; that little upturn seems like a long time ago. The six weeks from mid-August to October...

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2022 Second Quarter Investment Market Report

2022 Second Quarter Investment Market Report

The bad news in the investment markets continued for the second quarter of 2022.  U.S. stocks entered true bear market territory in the middle of the quarter and finished with the worst first six months' return since 1970.  Meanwhile, bond rates rose, causing bond...

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The Cost of Volatility & Lessons from 2008

The Cost of Volatility & Lessons from 2008

Today’s headlines scream bad news about big volatility in the stock market. We all love upward volatility, but downward volatility triggers fear and worry. However, volatility (both directions) is a completely expected part of investing. In fact, tolerating volatility...

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Reflections on the Downturn

Reflections on the Downturn

Let’s imagine for a moment that on your daily walk to work, your normal route takes you past a pawn shop that is known to display expensive jewelry.  Over the past couple of days, you’ve noticed that the jewelry on display has been marked down—for reasons that you...

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2021 Fourth Quarter in Review

2021 Fourth Quarter in Review

        THE QUARTER IN BRIEF The stock market kicked off the fourth quarter with a powerful rally in October and added to those gains into November until investors were blindsided by news of the emergence of a new COVID-19 variant and testimony by...

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Powell News Kicks Off Volatile Season?

Powell News Kicks Off Volatile Season?

Provided by LongView Wealth Management   The holiday season is often a quiet, positive time for the financial markets. The phrase “Santa Claus Rally” was coined in the early 1970s to reflect the stock market’s upward bias during the November-January stretch.1 But...

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