Posts by The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC


Dear Friends, This morning’s financial headlines were all about the effects of the Ukraine crisis on the U.S. stock markets. Yes, the markets have been spooked. But should you panic? NO. Consider this:The first U.S. laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 in the U.S. was on January 20, 2020, from samples taken in Washington State.  The S&P 500 (the largest 500 leading U.S. publicly traded companies) closed the next day at...

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“Bitcoin is like anything else: it’s worth what people are willing to pay for it.”Stanley Druckenmiller – American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist Cryptocurrency gained mainstream acceptance and attention as the market cap surpassed $3 trillion in November 2021.  Bitcoin, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, reached all-time highs in 2021 as the value exceeded over $65,000 per coin.  In January 2022, Bitcoin...

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By Lee Sherbakoff, CPA/PFS™, CFP®, RICP® After a three-year rally, the S&P 500 index has been down 10 of the first 15 trading days of 2022. This is nearing correction territory for the year, which is being down 10%.  In addition to the stock market decline, inflation has been causing concerns. Because inflation is reaching 40-year highs, it is expected that the Federal Reserve will begin raising interest rates in the spring,...

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By Lee Sherbakoff, CPA/PFS™, CFP®, RICP® We’ve all heard of the tortoise and the hare. The hare is quick and sure-footed, while the tortoise is slow and cautious. They enter into a race, and the hare is certain he will win—so certain that he decides to take a nap midway through. The hare oversleeps, lo and behold, the tortoise wins the race! From this simple fable came the age-old advice: Slow and steady wins the race. Though it’s...

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“The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.”Benjamin Graham – American Economist The year 2021 was a wild one in many respects, but the U.S. stock market pushed higher and delivered a solid performance.  The Standard & Poor’s 500-Stock index notched 70 all-time highs and gained 26.9%, which was the third-largest gain of the past 20 years.  Investors brushed off news that might...

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