Market and Economic Updates


By Lee Sherbakoff, CPA/PFS™, CFP®, RICP® It’s no secret that inflation is wreaking havoc on Americans’ spending right now. Commentators and analysts have been busy discussing the dramatic rise of inflation and whether it is “persistent” or “transitory.” What may have seemed like a slight inconvenience at first is now becoming a much larger issue as people watch their buying power degrade right before their eyes. As the holiday season...

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Job growth is surging despite the deleterious impact of the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, or for that matter, the supply chain issues brought on by demand skyrocketing.  Americans are going back to work rapidly.  The US Economy is adding nearly half a million jobs a month in 2021.   Fear of stagflation is officially dead.  Good news.  Recent data from Bloomberg reports total dividend payments from...

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By Lee Sherbakoff, CPA/PFS, CFP®, RICP® It’s almost hard to believe that the last year and a half was actually our reality. The unexpected entrance of COVID-19 was a rude awakening for all of us, a harsh reminder that we cannot predict the future, nor do we truly have much control—over anything. How we work, go to school, and even how we interact with loved ones was turned upside down. The ongoing chaos and confusion led most of us to...

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“The most important thing is to stay the course – not to get shaken out of the market during a difficult time” — John W. Rogers, Jr., investor, philanthropist, and founder of Ariel Capital Management Once in a great while, there comes a year during which the economy and the markets may serve as a tutorial—in effect, a master class in the principles of successful, long-term, goal-focused investing. Two thousand twenty...

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Timing the Market


Posted By on Jul 30, 2020

Timing the Market from Don Nalls,The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC. Dear Friends, It is not uncommon, especially during times of excessive market volatility that some investors feel the temptation to try and “time the market.” Certainly, readers of the Nalls Sherbakoff blog know that market timing is impossible, but as my profession and most of the major brokerage houses attempt to “sell” their ability to do it, investors are often...

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Fog Still Obscures The Road Ahead From Lee Sherbakoff,The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC. Dear Friends, Aided by massive stimulus and liquidity injections from the Fed, the S&P 500 Index has turned positive for the year. Cautiously upbeat headlines regarding a vaccine have also supported sentiment. Yet, tensions between the U.S. and China are rising, coronavirus infections and coronavirus-related deaths continue to rise, and the...

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