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Recent Market Volatility

November 20, 2018

World equity markets have dropped since late September, as investors are getting more nervous over trade disputes with China, continued interest rate hikes and concern that economic growth, while currently strong, may begin to slow.  These are all very real concerns, especially considering the duration of the current economic expansion and bull market that we have enjoyed.  Investing is especially challenging with so much uncertainty, and many investors have decided to sell equities and wait until there is more clarity on these issues.  However, market timing is difficult, and very few investors are successful.  We believe that the U.S. economy will continue to expand, and corporate profit growth will remain strong.  With the recent market correction, we find that valuations are even more attractive for investors with a reasonable time horizon.

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