There are always concerns in the investment realm including inflation; increased government debt, market corrections, volatility, etc., but with strong fundamentals which include double-digit earnings expectations in the coming quarter, improved consumer sentiment, and continued favorable monetary and policy support, there are very good arguments to be made for staying invested in 2021 and beyond.
After a wild 4th Quarter in the markets the S&P 500 index ended down -4.4 for the year, it’s worst return since 2008. As is usual, the short term outlook is murky. LPL Financial along with all other investment firms attempt to provide a bit longer view with their Annual Outlooks for the coming year. … Read more
Like most financial advisors I always feel a bit on edge as October approaches each year. As most of you know all too well, it is the month that has produced some of the markets most infamous days. October ’18 was true to form with greatly increased market volatility and some unnerving declines. Many were … Read more
It’s hard to believe we’re over half way through the Year! Although 2018 has not been as favorable as last year and has included a pullback in the S&P 500 of over 10%, most markets have climbed out of the red and many firms, like LPL, have a favorable outlook for the near future. LPL … Read more
It seems that whenever an extended period of growth passes in the stock market, everyone begins calling for a correction. What is a correction? It seems to imply that a rise in share prices always becomes incorrect at some point where fixing is needed. This type of thinking relates well with how most people think … Read more
Last week I attended the Central Oregon launch party for the Oregon Business Alliance for Climate. This organization formed earlier this year with the main goal of helping establish a “Cap and Invest” program in the state. They hope to accomplish this through Senate Bill 1070 (cap-and-trade) which was introduced at the end of the … Read more