Market and Economic Updates


After a period of relative calm in the markets, in recent days the increase in volatility in the stock market has resulted in renewed anxiety for many investors. From September 30–October 10, the US market (as measured by the Russell 3000 Index) fell 4.8%, resulting in many investors wondering what the future holds and if they should make changes to their portfolios.1 While it may be difficult to remain calm during a substantial...

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“This is the single greatest challenge long-term investors face: finding new reasons not to sell.” Michael Batnick, Director of Research, Ritholtz Wealth Management On August 22, 2018, the U.S. Stock market celebrated a bull run of 3,453-days.  This is the longest bull market ever.  That’s right.  After nearly 9½ years, the markets are still going strong. They have risen from 677 points during the deep, dark days of the great...

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“A flat yield curve, or even an inverted one, should not be on top of our worry list under today’s accommodative monetary conditions,” –Burton Malkiel, Princeton professor of economics and author of “A Random Walk Down Wall Street”, July 31, 2018 Recently you have probably heard or watched business television network entertainers, such as those on CNBC or Bloomberg Television, pontificate about a flattening...

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I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest. -Venus Williams, American professional tennis player, 2nd in all-time rankings Last year, stocks marched higher with only minor pullbacks.  The largest decline from peak-to-trough for the S&P 500 Index last year was just under 3%.  It was a year that lacked turbulence and rewarded diversified investors.  Since February 1, volatility...

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Tuning Out The Noise


Posted By on Apr 9, 2018

At the Nalls Sherbakoff Group, we believe the right financial advisor plays a vital role in keeping investors focused on what really matters. More specifically, our goal is to help you understand what you can control while providing the expertise, perspective, and encouragement to keep you focused on your destination. Watch the video from our friends at Dimensional to find out more about how a financial advisor can help you tune out...

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We are so excited to present to you our Quarterly Market Review for Q4 2017. In this comprehensive PDF, you’ll find valuable information on market performance during the quarter across various domestic and global asset classes, as well as an in-depth discussion of bitcoin investing. Simply click the thumbnail below to download the PDF. We hope you...

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