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Uncertainty, Fear Still Apparent

After the worst market week since the 2008 financial crisis, and one of the worst months since the 1930s, the market finished out a remarkably bad series of negative returns this past quarter, including consecutive days of 1,000 point drops in the Dow and a February 1-month drop of 7.5% in the S&P 500 index. And then there have been significant gains in recent weeks. Dramatic stock market movements in a short time-frame can be unnerving and cause for concern. Part of our role as investment advisors is to try to absorb the worst of client fears, in order to still make prudent decisions, especially in times of panic. One of the key indicators of volatility that we watch is the Chicago Board O

To Our Clients, Friends & Supporters:

We sincerely hope you’re doing well and staying healthy during these volatile times. It’s been a busy several weeks for our team, not just holding a lot of hands but also making very strategic and tactical maneuvers to help our clients position well by both reducing their risk exposure and also taking advantage of good buying opportunities. For example, we re-balanced our managed portfolios late in March, trimming off gold and treasuries (which are up over 20% during the last couple years as I write this), to buy back into stocks. Additionally, many of our clients have been sitting on cash these last couple of years largely due to the fact that stocks have been over-inflated since 2017. Some

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