Comments and Opinions Simply put, the Second Quarter of 2022 was painful. Painful for stock markets, investors, consumers, and the US economy in general.  The Federal Reserve continued to raise interest rates in an effort to tame inflation, supply chain issues lingered, and stocks entered bear market territory.  The question of whether the US is […]

Volatile stock markets and uncertain economic conditions can be stressful and unsettling.  Investors usually ask what they should do during turbulent times.  Below are some tips Fidelity Investments offers to navigate volatile markets. Keep your perspective:  Downturns are normal On average since 1926, stocks have dipped into bear market territory every 6 years with losses […]

Comments and Opinions The First Quarter, 2022 brought major pressures on both the US and Global stages. Although we began to move forward in the recovery from the last two years of the pandemic, rising inflation, rising interest rates, and supply chain issues impacted consumers and the stock markets. In March, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine […]

Comments and Opinions The Third Quarter of 2021 began with optimism, fueled by increasing vaccination rates, employees returning to work, and schools and businesses re-opening.  The stock markets were strong in the first half of the quarter – reaching all-time highs.  However, the markets ended the quarter on a pessimistic note.  A surge in covid-19 […]

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 At the beginning of January, 2020 we were entering what would become a global pandemic with far reaching personal, social, political, and economic consequences. At the beginning of January, 2021 we began to see the long-awaited light at the end of the tunnel.  Optimism rose over the increased availability of vaccines, another […]

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, […]

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 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 “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 […]