Five Facts About Recessions

With this week’s market volatility the word “recession” seems to be in all the financial headlines. There is no way anyone can accurately predict a recession. The word recession itself is enough to cause consternation. Though there's no foolproof way to handle the ups and downs of the stock market, the following common sense can help. We wanted to share Five facts to help put recessions in perspective: 1) A recession is defined by the National Bureau of Economic research as “a period of falling economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months.” Financial markets/investors view a recession as a market decline of 20% or more and is referred to as a “Bear” marke

Five Tips for Wealth and Sanity

Investing can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Your portfolio was built for you and your goals. Here are a few tips to help you invest wisely and stay sane during a time of market chaos. 1) Cut back on watching or reading financial (entertainment) media. The financial news is entertaining, but the focus is on short-term trends and hype. Sure, you need to keep up with general economic and business news, but it isn’t wise to trade on every piece of information that you come across. Print media tends to be less sensational than TV programs. 2) Stop checking your accounts online every day. By being our client, you have a properly diversified portfolio, built for you. Focusing on daily

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