Entries by Susan Lemieux

Second Quarter, 2021

Comments & Opinions A year ago at the end of the Second Quarter of 2020, we were in an economic and social lockdown brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.  The US and most of the world were under severe restrictions.  It’s been a long year.  Now, due to the availability of Covid-19 vaccines and behavioral […]


COMMENTS AND OPINIONS 2020 was one of the most difficult and challenging years in recent history.  The Covid-19 pandemic, political unrest, social strife, and economic uncertainty were and continue to be major challenges we face in the US and around the world.  Going forward into 2021 we wish you and your families a hopeful, safe, […]

Second Quarter, 2020- Comments and Opinions

Comments and Opinions Second Quarter, 2020 As we enter the second half of 2020 we hope you and your family are doing well as we continue to deal with the impact of the Covid-19 virus on health, employment, businesses, the stock markets, and our way of life in general.  We have witnessed how national and […]

First Quarter, 2020- Comments and Opinions

First Quarter 2020 Comments and Opinions The longest bull market in US stock market history ended suddenly this quarter with the emergence of Covid-19, a novel coronavirus, originating in China and growing into a global pandemic.  The effects of this pandemic have changed our lives both socially and economically in ways we could not imagine […]

Fourth Quarter, 2019- Comments And Opinions

FOURTH QUARTER, 2019   –    COMMENTS AND OPINIONS “Great learning and superior abilities…will be of little value and small estimation unless virtue, honor, truth, and integrity are added to them.”  – Abigail Adams, 2nd First Lady of the United States The Santa of Economic Good Things left a lot of presents under the tree at the […]

Third Quarter, 2019 – Comments and Opinions

     “If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, calumniating and defaming one another, I, for my part, own myself willing to part […]


The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2% annual rate in the first three months of 2019, a far better outcome than expected, overcoming a host of headwinds including some global weakness, rising trade tensions and a partial government shutdown. “The advance in the gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic health, marks an […]

2018 Fourth Quarter Newsletter

FOURTH QUARTER, 2018 The final three months of 2018 experienced volatile financial markets, political turbulence and fear among investors, especially those within ten years of retirement.  But as rocky as the final quarter was, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index only dropped 6.2% for the full year.  The Dow Jones Industrial was down 5.5% in […]

2018 Third Quarter Newsletter

THIRD QUARTER, 2018 MY COMMENTS AND OPINIONS Tolerate the Turbulence Look beyond this moment and stay focused on your long-term objectives. Volatility will always be around on Wall Street, and as you invest for the long term, you must learn to tolerate it. Rocky moments, fortunately, are not the norm. Since the end of World […]