End of the Road?

The 3rd quarter managed a slim profit despite a pullback of over 5% from the market high on September 2nd. Stocks, as measured by the S&P 500, have returned nearly 15% through the first three quarters of the year. We went 211 trading days without a 5% correction, which is the 13th longest streak on record. Historically, these streaks have been positive, as 11 of the 12 streaks longer than the most recent one continued their positive trends over time. Despite great returns year to date and a trend that should remain positive, we are seeing a wall of worry not experienced since the depths of COVID-19 in 2020.

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2021 Looking Past the Pandemic

We spent many hours at the end of 2019 trying to figure out what could derail one of the greatest markets in history. Most investors’ biggest concern going into 2020 was the upcoming election and what a potential change in Washington leadership would mean for the markets. Of course, no one predicted a global pandemic causing a global recession. Fortunately, it was the shortest recession and fastest market recovery in history. Please click HERE to continue reading our 4th Quarter Newsletter.

Congress Passes Additional COVID-19 Relief

On Monday, December 21, 2020, Congress passed an additional COVID-19 package that contains $900 billion worth of economic relief for numerous government programs across the US, loans for small businesses, vaccine distribution, and a second round of stimulus checks. The bill is pending the President’s signature and may result in further negotiations and modified terms; we will communicate additional details as they are available. For now, click HERE for a brief overview of key provisions within the (5,500+ page) package approved by Congress earlier this week.