2018 Market Overview

2018 Market Overview

The equity markets peaked on September 20, 2018, when the S&P 500 Index reached 2,930. From that point forward, worries and panic selling set in for the remainder of the year and investors were greeted with extreme volatility and an almost 20% pullback. The...

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Making Sense of Current Market Volatility

Making Sense of Current Market Volatility

As of yesterday’s market close, the S&P 500 is at a 15-month low, with 60% of its stocks in what is considered, “bear market” territory (down 20% or more) and 9 of 11 industry sectors now trading at what is considered “correction” levels (down 10% or more).  I’m sure investors don’t really care what it is called (bear market or correction), the bottom line is that the markets have been awful for investors since October.  In fact, the equity markets are now officially having the worst year since 2008.

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