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Fourth Quarter 2018 - Market Webcast

The final quarter of 2018 was the worst quarterly performance for the US stock market since Q3 2011, largely due to an abysmal December – the worst since 1970. Market volatility came roaring back in the fourth quarter with a variety of economic and political factors contributing to the turbulence. Our Q4 Market Webcast focuses on what happened in the markets through December and how we are thinking about them going forward. Please watch the recording for key insights from our CIO Chris Moore.

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Fourth Quarter 2018 - Market Newsletter

As we entered 2018, equities rallied with vigor in January, however we began to see a wider distribution of returns across markets. The first salvo of a trade war with China was made in February and catalyzed domestic and international equity dispersion, further fueled by a strengthening dollar as investors rightfully viewed the US’ domestic growth, rising rates, and now protectionist measures, as an attractive market to be allocating capital to. We would note that “growth” stocks performed well but the continued rise in rates weighed on slower growing “value” stocks, as they were viewed to be more rate sensitive and subject to inflation. Through all this, investors leaning into domestic high-multiple growth equities and away from more defensive fixed income assets looked like heroes through most of 2018.

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Why I Became A Financial Advisor

Sometimes a career journey is full of twists and turns, and sometimes you just know the right path to take. I fall into the second category. During my college years, I knew I wanted to pursue a career where I could help people and partner with them to find success in life, and the financial industry seemed to be the right place to do that. I earned my bachelor’s degree in finance from Syracuse University and began obtaining the experience and education necessary to launch a fulfilling and enjoyable career.

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How To Freeze Your Credit

With identity theft and data breaches on the rise, it’s normal to feel a bit nervous. After all, no matter how many precautions you take, it’s almost impossible to protect all your data, all the time; and if it falls into the wrong hands, you could be in for a world of hurt. At least that was the case until a new law passed in September 2018 allowing anyone to freeze and unfreeze their credit for free.

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The Easy Way To Get Started On Your Estate Plan

There are certain things that most of us, for one reason or another, tend to put off. Estate planning is usually one of them. Whether it be because we don’t want to think about our lives ending, we believe it’s too costly, or that it simply doesn’t seem necessary, we tend to leave this imperative task lingering on our to-do lists. In fact, only 51% of Americans have done any estate planning at all, which means, essentially, half the population is taking a potentially detrimental risk when it comes to caring for their families and assets.

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Why I Became A Financial Advisor (Larissa)

One of the best ways to decide what career is best for you is to dip your toes into a particular industry and gain hands-on experience. This is how I indirectly found my way into the financial services industry. I was initially drawn to the field of law, but after working at a law firm during high school, I quickly realized it wasn’t the right fit for me.

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