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08
Remembering John C. Bogle

John (Jack) C. Bogle may not be a household name amongst individual investors, but his profound impact on the financial services industry is undisputable.

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Market Update - January 2019
Following a disappointing fourth quarter, stocks got off to a blazing start in 2019! Despite the U.S. government shutdown casting a shadow on sentimen...

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2018 Review: Exceptional Yet Volatile

Looking back at the start of 2018, analysts feared the economic expansion was nearing its end. It was common to hear the expansion was running on borrowed time as the economy grew closer to its longest expansion in history.

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Market Update - December 2018

Through December and much of the fourth quarter of 2018 investors had to contend with rising interest rates in the U.S., a sharp slowdown in Eurozone business confidence, weaker Chinese growth and rising trade war concerns.

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Putting Volatility in Perspective

No one likes volatility, but it is an unavoidable part of investing in stocks. Recent trading sessions in late December 2018 and into January 2019 have brought back stock market volatility quite dramatically.

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The Flat-Out Truth

What is a yield curve, and why are stock investors interested in its shape? A yield curve gives a snapshot of how yields vary across bonds of similar credit quality, but different maturities, at a specific point in time.

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Fuel Up (It May Not Last)

Prices at the gas pump dropped toward the lowest of the year as a result of the price of crude oil per barrel dropping for several months. 

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Market Update - November 2018

After a painful October, global stock markets (+1.4%) rebounded modestly in November. Bond markets also had positive returns for the month. In the final days of the month, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell issued a statement that monetary policy was approaching neutral which fueled the market gains.  

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There Is No Free Lunch but Diversification Provides a Cheap One

Diversification helps to mitigate risk – when one area of the market zigs, another area zags. As a reward for holding a larger group of stock asset classes, the portfolio’s value can grow to exceed that of one invested in just one asset class, such as the S&P 500, if disciplined investing is present. 

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SAVANTalk - Fall 2018

This quarter's newsletter includes: Identity Theft Prevention, There is No Free Lunch but Diversification Provides a Cheap One
Mutual Funds & ETFs: Which Vehicle Should You Use?, Introducing Our Women's Wealth Initiative, 3rd Quarter Returns

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