Wealth Management


“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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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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Socially Distance Yourself From COVID-19 Scams From Lee Sherbakoff, The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC. Dear friends, Whenever there is a natural disaster, there are always people who prey on those who want to help. Today, the disaster is a pandemic. Many are fearful, many are scared. It makes us especially vulnerable. The FTC has warned Americans to beware of the potential scams that are proliferating. Here are some precautions to take...

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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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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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