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In light of recent worldwide events which have had significant impact on the markets, we wanted to proactively reach out to remind you that we are here to support you as we navigate these times of uncertainty. Knowledge is power, and we’re committed to equipping you with the tools and information you need to weather this storm.
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Handling Market Volatility with Confidence (Based on Highland Article) Investing in 2019 was fairly easy. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P) returned nearly 28% for the year with only a few bumps along the way. Today, however, we're faced with a very different market. More and more uncertainties are seemingly hitting the headlines every day, from the global spread of COVID-19 and its potentially wide-spread economic impact, to a historically low Treasury note, and...
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Intro By now, there’s a good chance that the recent market downturn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has left you questioning your investment strategy. In fact, there’s a good chance that you lost a good chunk of change during the rapid sell-offs in early-mid March. But now that the sudden onset of this downturn has passed, it’s time to thoughtfully reevaluate your investing plans in the wake of COVID-19. Don’t Panic Before making plans to...
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During a crisis, you need answers, and your financial advisor knows this. It is a scramble to find the right information, and sometimes you do not even know whom to call. So, what do you do? Well, luckily for you, we have spent some time thinking about this and have come up with some of the most important things to do to during a crisis. Before the Crisis First and foremost, you should chat with...
If you’re a beginning investor, it’s likely you’re concentrating on building your portfolio. But as important as it is to build that portfolio, you should also ensure that it’s diversified. The current market uncertainty caused by COVID-19 is a perfect example of why diversification is so important. Why is a diversified portfolio so important? There are three key reasons why diversifying is important: A diversified portfolio helps minimize risk. Stocks can be a risky investment...
If the Coronavirus’ effect on the markets has taught us anything, it’s that every single person reading this should start the process of creating an emergency fund. This is not just an idea, nor is it a savings account, but rather, it is a separate pool of money to only use in emergencies. So, how do you even start the process of creating an emergency savings fund? You should look to chat with your local...
Building a portfolio that can handle market volatility amid the Coronavirus With Coronavirus worries creating rapid changes in the markets, your portfolio construction can be the difference between continued growth or difficult losses. The markets will ebb and flow, but the secret to quality investing is not the amount of money in your account, but rather the quality of your portfolio. Your portfolio is the principal tool in which your financial advisor will work through...
Riding the highs, and experiencing the lows, it is the way of the investment market. However, what if we told you that the key to sound and quality investing is learning how to keep it cool when the market is in turmoil? In this article, we are going to look at some of the tools that can help you manage your emotions and expectations during market uncertainty. Take some time to relax When you first...
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