Litman Gregory senior wealth advisor Gretchen Hollstein leads this client webinar featuring CIO Jeremy DeGroot to offer an update on current market trends and opportunities for investors in 2018. Discussion topics include: the recent stock market decline, U.S. and foreign stock valuations, and how we’re structuring client portfolios to weather market uncertainties.
Senior wealth advisor Chris Wheaton also joins the call to give an outlook on tax planning following the recent tax reform, and managing director Alice Lowenstein highlights Litman Gregory’s 30-year milestone and what’s ahead for the firm and its clients.
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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.