Planning for Change in the Market

Planning for Change in the Market

After what seemed like the longest winter ever, spring has finally arrived here in the Midwest. Temperatures are pleasant, the days are longer, grass is green again and baseball games are in full swing. It wasn’t long ago that it felt like winter would never end, but that feeling is quickly becoming a distant memory. [...]
Q3 Market Recap

Q3 Market Recap

In contrast to last year, when almost all types of investments moved up together, this year has brought more volatility and a wider difference in performance. These are times when it becomes even more important to remain fully diversified, to participate in areas of the market that are doing well, and avoid holding too much [...]
Recent Market Volatility

Recent Market Volatility

As the first quarter of 2018 comes to a close, stock market volatility has come back into focus. There are many ways to quantify this, but one particular number of note is the number of days in which stocks move either up or down by at least 2% in a single trading day. It certainly [...]
Take a Cue from Soccer on Recent Market Volatility

Take a Cue from Soccer on Recent Market Volatility

As of yesterday’s close, U.S. stocks have fallen over 10% from their peak in late January (officially in “correction” territory). Given the smooth ride the market gave us in 2017, this recent volatility has spooked investors and have led many to feel compelled to “do something” about this downturn. This emotional response is normal In [...]