Market and Economic Updates


“The world is ruled by letting things take their course.” – Lau-Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher and writer “This time it’s different,” someone once said while panicking out of the market in a time of crisis. At some level, investors know markets go up and markets draw down, just as the economy expands and the economy contracts. However, when people let their fear and uncertainty overwhelm them as they watch, in near real...

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With the way things have been going lately, volatile sounds like a massive understatement to describe our current situation. When you’re barraged daily with alarming headlines, it’s normal to start asking questions like, “Am I going to be all right?” and “How will this affect me?” And more often than not, our questions turn to financial matters: “Will my portfolio recover?” and “Will I lose income?” While these events are not to be...

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“Fear incites human action far more urgently than does the impressive weight of historical evidence.” -Jeremy Siegel, Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Everyone here at The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC, has our clients in our thoughts and prayers as we all deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. I know we’re all doing our best to arrest the exponential growth in the number of confirmed cases. ...

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On Thursday, the S&P 500 dropped 9.5%, or 260.74 points, in its largest percentage decline since the Black Monday crash of October 19, 1987. As markets continue their roller coaster ride due to fears surrounding the coronavirus, our most recent bull market officially turned into a bear market, down over 20% from the February 19th all-time high. But what does that mean? And are we on the verge of another recession like the one we...

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“The only thing you sometimes have control over is your perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.“ – Chris Pine, American actor As February began, investors were keeping a cautious eye on the coronavirus spreading in China. While there were isolated outbreaks around the globe, they were just that—isolated. That changed dramatically when headlines...

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“Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing” —A. A. Milne, an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh We hope all is well with you so far in the New Year. You have likely heard us plead the case that we must embrace volatility if we are going to invest in the stock market. The fact that markets swing suddenly at times is why they allow for higher returns than the low, steady rates you...

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