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Common Clients Questions
The short answer is the economic data does not reflect a pending recession. The main driver of the U.S. economy is consumer spending, which accounts for nearly 70% of our nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) – the official measure of our economy. Being that we are not highly dependent on other countries for our economic growth, the lackluster growth outside the U.S. has limited impact. Some of the factors that influence our consumer spending include jobs/wages,
housing, and household wealth.

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Q1 2016 Market Update Webinar
Eamon Verdone, a member of Savant's investment research team, shares a review of markets during the first quarter of 2016.

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Data Security and Identity Theft Resources

Data security, cybercrime and identity theft are growing concerns for all of us. Team Savant is dedicated to helping ensure your information is safe and secure. If you ever have security-related concerns, please do not hesitate to call us. We will work closely with you to ensure a rapid and personal response to your concerns. If you are the victim of fraud or identity theft, please contact your Savant advisor or client service representative immediately.

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What Happened in 2015?
A brief look back at some of the economic, natural, political, and societal events that shaped 2015.

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Happy 30th Birthday, Savant!
We’re not big on looking backwards. We prefer to think about the future and keep moving forward. But, as a new year begins and we turn the page on 2015, we enter into our 30th year of business. And there is something to be said about the last 30 years at Savant Capital Management—something that we are proud to look back on.

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2016 Outlook: Stabilizing Forces
Most probably weren’t predicting a flat to negative year for both bonds and stocks, resulting in portfolios ending the year with little to no change. Historically, such years have been almost non-existent. So what do we think going forward? Here, we step through four short-term themes and then approach the long term by illustrating our framework of forward-looking (20-year) return estimates by asset class.

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Q4 2015 Market Update Webinar
Eamon Verdone, a member of Savant's investment research team, shares a review of markets during the fourth quarter of 2015 and key takeaways going into 2016.

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Monthly Market Update - November 2015
Acts of terrorism abroad disrupted international stock markets in November. International large value was the hardest hit returning ‐2.5%. A strong U.S. dollar and geopolitical stress continued to serve as headwinds for commodities and emerging markets which fell 7.3% and 3.9%, respectively. The U.S. stock market was a bright spot with large‐ and small‐cap posting positive returns. U.S. small cap rose 3.3%. Managed futures were not far behind at 2.1%.

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Q3 2015 Market Update Webinar
Gina Beall, a member of Savant's investment committee and lead research analyst, shares a review of markets during the third quarter of 2015.

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Monthly Market Update - June 2015
Returns across asset classes were mostly negative as investors digested news on Greek’s possible default and exit from the Eurozone. U.S. stocks outperformed international stocks for the month, and bond returns were mostly negative as yields rose. The S&P 500 Index returned just 1.2% at this year’s half time, while international large stocks and international small stocks have gained 5.5% and 10.6% this year, respectively.

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