Asking the Right Questions
One year ago today, humanity and the global economy were reeling from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic. What made this time period particularly painful was that uncertainty was not contained to our portfolios but was pervasive across our careers, our finances, and most importantly, the health of those we love. Despite these challenges, we had to march forward and continue along our human journey, meet these challenges head-on, and have a game plan to survive and thrive in a post COVID world. Investing through COVID-19 was no different. It required fortitude, research, and most importantly, an investment playbook to help us maintain long-term discipline.
Thankfully for our investors, we not only had a playbook to meet the COVID challenge, but our clients and advisors stuck to the plan and thrived as a result. Going forward, the lessons learned from the crises of a year ago will help us become better investors, improve our playbook, and stay disciplined during periods of heightened uncertainty.
In this week’s stock market update, we will review the playbook we used for the COVID-19 selloff that ravaged investors during March of 2020 and how we can apply that to the current moment of weakness across growth-focused stocks, as well as stock market corrections in general. Second, we also want to review what the Federal Reserve had to say from its Wednesday meeting and what that means for interest rates and your portfolio. Lastly, the market review will wrap things up with a thorough conversation about the concerns surrounding inflation and whether the data is backing this up or if we are merely entering a period of rapid normalization post COVID-19.
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