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Early Bloom

Being an auspicious (rei) month in early spring, the weather was pleasant and the wind was peaceful (wa).

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Winter Is Here

As if caught in a sudden snowstorm, investors were surprised by the near bear market in 2018 – an unusual occurrence without a recession. Not only were stocks down sharply, but nearly every asset class declined during the year as well, making it a challenging year, even for diversified investors. Winter unexpectedly arrived early. Investors remain uncertain about what’s in store for 2019. Will a nascent recovery in the first few weeks of the..

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Investment Commentary Investments & Economy Grow

Market Action Update: Ready, Fire, Aim

On January 3, we witnessed yet another sharp decline in the stock market with the Dow Jones Industrial Average shedding 660 points or 2.83%. The S&P 500 declined 2.48%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite dropped 3.04%. This market decline was triggered by a warning from Apple that its revenue would fall short of expectations, which it blamed on slowing iPhone sales in China, and a key manufacturing gauge — the ISM Manufacturing Index for..

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