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For another quarter, regardless of pandemic uncertainty, most major asset classes continued to see positive performance and produce gains. Market indexes made new highs throughout the quarter. The performance of high-quality credits reminded us that inflation concerns are broad in the market and the inordinate appetite for risk continues to grow as investors seek gains in an environment where asset valuations continued to be higher than we’ve ever seen.
The dichotomy between the stock market and the economy has perhaps never been so glaring…and I mean never.
I am frequently asked what ETF’s are and how they differ from better-known mutual funds. In short, ETF’s are vastly different securities than mutual funds, and have many advantages over mutual funds.
Investors that have carefully thought through risks in advance, provide themselves a solid anchor to rely on during market chaos that helps to limit fear and focus their decision making away from short-term noise and towards rational long-term investment plans.
There are several government programs that have been created or expanded through the CARES Act, which was recently passed through Congress and signed into law by the President
to help small businesses cope and survive this health and economic crisis.
This column is to assist small business owners to better
understand the emergency support programs available to them through the Small
Business Administration and to help them decide the program that may be best for their business.
Many investors who have looked at their investment account recently are stunned by both the size of the losses they have experienced and how quickly those losses happened. If you have big losses…now what can you do?
Greater knowledge of how investment losses work can help you safely navigate the dangerous and uncertain markets we face with greater confidence.
The financial services industry suffers from significant ethical challenges, but most people do not realize the extent to which their interests directly conflict with the interests of their financial advisor or how those conflicts impact their wealth.