Market and Economic Updates


The Market’s Response to Epidemics from Don Nalls, The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC. Dear friends, As a fiduciary, fee-only firm, the Nalls Sherbakoff Group believes that accurate, timely information is the best antidote for fear. Thanks to our partnership with Dimensional Fund Advisors and their excellent research team, we have this new chart than shows the market’s response to every epidemic  since 1994. These epidemics...

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COVID-19 Notice


Posted By on Mar 16, 2020

COVID-19 Notice From Don Nalls, The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC. Dear friends, As our clients know, The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC, has over 60 years of service to our country.  We are retired military officers, but we continue to be patriotic Americans, so to help support our fellow citizens and government we have instituted the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines for dealing the COVID- 19 virus epidemic. Our top priorities...

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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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Panic 2020 From Lee Sherbakoff, The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC. Dear friends, Yesterday – March 9 – was the eleventh anniversary of the climax of global panic that marked the bottom of the Global Financial Crisis bear market of 2007-09. On March 9, 2009, the S&P 500 closed at a value 677. Yesterday, it closed at a level of 2,747, down over 18% from its all-time high, recorded on February 19, 2020, at 3,386. It is quite ironic...

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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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