Based on my conversations with advisors and investors, enthusiasm for stocks had hit euphoric levels in mid-September. The most common theme was “why am I not making more money?” or “how can I get in on these record stock market gains?” When previously “conservative”
December is supposed to be a good month for stocks. Instead it is threatening to be the worst December since the Great Depression. I do remember some particularly bad Decembers in my 20+ years of managing money — 2000, 2002, 2008 all stick in my mind as not a fun
For most of the month, October was on pace to be the worst month since the Financial Crisis. The rally the last few days brought it up enough to take away that designation, but it was still the worst monthly performance for the S&P 500 since 2011. Corrections
October has been a tough month for the stock market. Here’s a brief explanation of what caused the sell-off, what is likely to happen going forward, how SEM’s models have reacted, & what you should be doing right now.
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2017 was the least volatile year on record. While 2018 is not going to break records for volatility, after being lulled into a sense of complacency the past several years, 2018 has reminded us why having a well thought-out plan is important for long-term financial success. The stock market has