Article Summary: The steep, -20% drop that took place in the market at the end of 2018 has been followed by an unprecedented, equally interesting recovery.Long-term trends in the market are up, but not so much to where caution should be thrown to the wind.
“Am I on track?” This is one of the most common questions I get from my clients. It usually comes up when we are reviewing an individual’s financial plan.
Article Summary:We’re living in the second-longest bull market in history, and it just turned 10 years old in March (the longest was 14 years old before it died: 1987 – 2000).
It’s already ¼ of the way through the year. Crazy! As always I’ve put together a recorded screencast so that those who like watching a VIDEO can follow my mouse, watch, and listen to me explain my way through this quarterly update on the state of the markets.
This week’s update on the state of the market is going to be quick and concise, as I’m writing it on Saturday morning after wrapping up the annual CMT (Chartered Market Technician) Symposium in New York City.