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Market Outlook: Focus on the Fundamentals

While we cannot control what the market does from year to year, we can use long-term expectations for returns and volatility to provide information in the financial planning process for clients. This information serves to help add confidence that the plan is working, despite the uneasiness brought on by market volatility. 

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SAVANTalk - Winter 2019
This quarter's newsletter includes: What Happened in 2018? 2018: A Rough Transition for Investors Market Outlook: Focus on the Fundament...

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What Happened in 2018?

A brief look back at some of the economic, natural, political, and societal events that shaped 2018.

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2018: A Rough Transition for Investors

Investors entered 2018 with calm markets and bullish sentiment. As the year played out, the markets became increasingly volatile, the S&P 500 experienced two 10%+ corrections, and investor sentiment changed to bearish. After nine comfortable years of low volatility and rising markets, 2018 reminded investors that corrections are a normal part of investing.

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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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