Resolve to Review Your Strategy Before New Year's
Advisors' Academy, November 2021
So much for “The October Effect”. The idea that stock market crashes are common in October was not only rejected by Wall Street last month, but completely reversed. After falling by about 5% in September, the market rebounded strongly in October, with all three major indexes hitting new peak highs. What fueled the rally? Will it continue or is another big correction still possible? More importantly, are you still comfortable with your current strategy?
What’s Driving Wall Street’s New Nervousness? Lots!
Advisors' Academy, October 2021
Last month, I identified several issues that could shake up the markets this fall, and they’ve been shaking them. However, new issues have also emerged. Entering September, the stock market was on a seven-month winning streak and had achieved new record highs as recently as mid-August. Then volatility began to spike around Labor Day, and September saw all three major indexes finish down for the month for the first time since January.
Skeletons are Piling Up in the World's Closet as Fall Arrives
Advisors' Academy, September 2021
The Summer that began with so much optimism is coming to an end. While Wall Street is still clinging to optimism, its grip may be severely tested this Fall. A host of issues have emerged that could impact all the financial markets just as we head into a season already known for market turmoil. Are you prepared?
Optimism Holds as Summer Fades, But Can it Continue?
Advisors' Academy, August 2021
Through much of July, the financial markets seemed as confused about the future of the economy as the rest of us were about the coronavirus. Investors seemed giddy with optimism one week, wary the next week, then giddy again. That’s how most of us are feeling about the pandemic as Covid-19 variant cases spike, and politicians send mixed messages about how cautious we should or shouldn’t be. How will this confusion play out as Summer gives way to Fall?