Market and Economic Updates


Don’t Let a Recession Faze You from Don Nalls, The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC. Dear friends, Here at the Nalls Sherbakoff Group, we are convinced that there is not one bit of evidence that any investor, prognosticator, pundit or talking head can predict the market. None. Three weeks ago, I was discussing the futility of market predictions with a new client, and he told me that he just “knew” the market was going down a good bit...

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Your Financial Plan and COVID-19 From Lee Sherbakoff, The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC. Dear friends, We all vividly recall the global financial crisis of 2008. The economy was quickly contracting, several financial institutions required bailouts, layoffs abounded, and the stock market plunged.  But we weren’t grappling with fear tied to a health crisis then. We could go to a movie, eat at a restaurant, travel, or enjoy...

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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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We’ve Been Here Before From Kim Spencer, The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC. Dear friends, I hope you are all practicing CDC safe guidelines. We’re all working remotely and washing our hands. As I talk to clients and others about this downturn, several things seem to surface. One is that we’ve been here before. Sir John Templeton, a very wise man, once said that the most dangerous words in the market are ‘it’s different this...

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Volatility and Expectations From Lee Sherbakoff, The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC. Dear friends, Fear and uncertainty linked to the COVID 19 pandemic have created mayhem in the stock market. As an investor, it’s easy to lose perspective and allow your worst instincts and emotions to overwhelm you. To gain some perspective, let’s look at what the evidence shows. Let’s start by looking at drawdown—the peak-to-trough decline. The market...

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