As 2023 nears its end, we wanted to take this occasion to look back at the articles we’ve produced for our clients so far this year and share the 10 most popular pieces, in case you missed any of them — or if you want to revisit and share them with friends and family.
Every week, we thoughtfully craft these pieces with our clients in mind, broaching subjects we think are relevant and interesting. This is not syndicated content. We want you to find value in these letters — especially in times like these.
1. A New Bull Market Has Begun — Here’s What Investors Should Know
June 15: The S&P 500 closed more than 20% higher than its October low. For now, the 2022 bear market is over. Read more
2. 2023 at the Halfway Point: Where We’ve Been and What Lies Ahead
June 22: Here are some of the key indicators and trends we are watching for the second half of the year. Read more
3. Here Are the Portfolio Changes We’re Making as We Near the End of the Year
Nov. 9: The world in which interest rates stay higher for longer is not one we have been accustomed to for the last 15 years. Read more
4. The RMD Deadline Is Right Around the Corner — Are You Prepared?
Oct. 26: It is important to understand your options to maximize your income and avoid a costly tax mistake. Read more
5. Here’s Why Patience May Be an Investor’s Greatest Asset
Sept. 21: There will always be reasons to worry about the market, but not doing anything can be a very powerful choice. Read more
6. Understanding the 10-Year Treasury and Why It Matters to Investors
Nov. 2: The rising yield can be a barometer for interest rates on mortgages, student loans and other forms of borrowing. Read more
7. The Portfolio Changes We’re Making as We Enter the Third Quarter of 2023
June 29: The market is watching to see if a recession unfolds, caused by interest rate hikes, inflation and remaining effects of the banking crisis. Read more
8. Turning Investment Losses into Gains: The Art of Tax-Loss Harvesting
Oct. 20: Not every investment will be a winner, but sometimes an investment that has lost money can still do some good. Read more
9. What Does the Fed’s ‘Higher-for-Longer’ Stance Mean for Investors?
Sept. 28: The Fed is working hard not to allow inflation to rear its head again, after it has steadily declined over the last six months. Read more
10. Don’t Wait Until Retirement to Learn About Medicare — Here’s What You Should Know
July 20: For many people, the cost of healthcare is the biggest unknown for retirement planning. Read more
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We help our clients reach and maintain financial stability by following a specific plan, catered to each client.
Our focus remains on long-term investing with a strategic allocation while maintaining a tactical approach. Our decisions to make changes are calculated and well thought out, looking at where we see the economy is heading. We are not guessing or market timing. We are anticipating and moving to those areas of strength in the economy — and in the stock market.
We will continue to focus on the fact that what really matters right now is time in the market, not out of the market. That means staying the course and continuing to invest, even when the markets dip, to take advantage of potential market upturns. We continue to adhere to the tried-and-true disciplines of diversification, periodic rebalancing and looking forward, while not making investment decisions based on where we have been.
It is important to focus on the long-term goal, not on one specific data point or indicator. Long-term fundamentals are what matter. In markets and moments like these, it is essential to stick to the financial plan. Investing is about following a disciplined process over time.
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