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The Benedict Brief: September 2020

The Election and the Stock Market The months leading up to a presidential election is one of my least favorite times. The non-stop political ads, the unsolicited phone calls and text messages, and the never-ending arguments on social media can be stressful and overwhelming. It almost seems the election season tends to bring out the worst in some people. But this Benedict Brief is not about personal preferences, it’s about the election and the stock market. We’ve received a lot of questions over the last few weeks regarding this topic, so we thought we should…
Ashley Thompson
September 23, 2020
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The Benedict Brief: April 2020

The Dreaded March Statement As we are all painfully aware, this month has been an exceptionally difficult time in the investment markets and could go down as one of the worst months in stock market history.  The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to spread causing global economies around the world to literally shutdown in an effort to contain the virus.  In addition to the thousands of virus-related deaths, the economic impact is unprecedented and the uncertainty of it all has taken its toll on global investment markets. (more…)
Ashley Thompson
April 1, 2020
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Our Strategy For Getting Through This Market Volatility

The fears surrounding the COVID-19 virus continue to spread and the extent of its impact on the global economy is uncertain. Certain industries and sectors will suffer more due to cancellations, travel restrictions or outright travel bans. Add in the severe drop in oil prices due to production disagreements between Saudi Arabia and Russia, the collapse in bond yields due to a flight to safety in Treasury Bonds and the result is a declining market that has officially entered correction territory. We believe in having a plan and a strategy to help deal with fear…
Ashley Thompson
March 13, 2020