Litman Gregory Senior Advisor Gretchen Hollstein leads this client webinar featuring CIO Jeremy DeGroot to offer an update on current market trends and opportunities for investors in 2019. Discussion topics include: the catalysts for market performance in 2018, possible scenarios and outcomes in 2019 and beyond, and current investment opportunities he’s seeing in Europe and emerging markets.
Senior Advisor Chris Wheaton also joins the call to give an update on tax planning strategies, and Managing Director Alice Lowenstein offers perspectives on the business, including technological enhancements and a new office announcement.
View the three replay videos below: Market & Investment Outlook, Tax Planning Strategies, and Perspectives on the Business. The full webinar presentation can be viewed here.
Why Is the Market Still Going Up When COVID-19 Risks Remain?
Even as the rate of unemployment remains high, COVID-19 continues to spread in the U.S., and economists forecast a huge drop in economic activity, the stock market continues to rally. We remind our clients that market prices reflect a consensus view about the future and that maintaining a disciplined investment approach is the best way forward.
Why is the Market Going Up When Economic News Looks Grim?
Our clients, and investors broadly, have been asking this important question: How do we reconcile the recent stock market gains, particularly in the United States, with the poor state of the current economy and the weak outlook? In this post, we explain the variables that impact investor behavior and respond to why financial markets can rally in the face of negative news.