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As August drew to a close last year, the market’s slight downward direction seemed a harbinger that we were in for the first year during the last six of a declining market. The set-in-stone paradigm that real estate could never go down in value was finally being questioned.  Despite this shake up, however, the market… Continue Reading Debunking the myth of the stock market ‘plunge’

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No safety in buy and hold anymore

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The stock market “basically blew up in everybody’s face,” said David Twibell, director of wealth management for Colorado Capital Bank. “The world is different now in a lot of ways, and clients and investors want to know what the industry is going to do.” Modern Portfolio Theory held that diversification among asset classes was enough… Continue Reading No safety in buy and hold anymore

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The stock market always recovers. Since 1926, the stock market, as measured by the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, has had 58 years of positive returns and only 24 years of negative returns. Historical odds are 8-to-1 that the market will be down by 10 percent or more during any single year, and 2-to-1 that… Continue Reading Odds are better that market will go up rather than down

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Who else remembers those summer days, a yard full of neighborhood kids and a Slip N Slide? One after the other, we dove on and slipped and slid across the unexpectedly hard lawn. With our bruised and scraped elbows and knees, we had to acknowledge that there was a downside to being carried along by… Continue Reading Enduring the pain of the slip and slide stock market

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