Milestone Market Update: November 1, 2018

I have a secret for you. Are you ready? 

Milestone Market Update: October 11, 2018

Quick Update

The last few days have been tough for investors.  Most of the time markets are driven by economic fundamentals (i.e. earnings, valuation, growth, unemployment, inflation), but then there are pockets of time where fear and greed overpower fundamentals and we see some pretty severe short-term shifts.  Recently economic fundamentals have been strong, unemployment is low, inflation is low, interest rates are low (although rising), earnings are high, and future earnings are expected to be high.  Over the last week, fear of rising interest rates, higher inflation, and lower future earnings have taken hold of the markets without much actual change in economic data. 

Milestone Newsletter: September 20, 2018

Welcome to the Milestone Newsletter! We hope this communication allows us to share stories and financial content that is helpful to you – both personally and professionally.

Market Update: April 5, 2018

Originally written on April 5, 2018

Happy Spring!  In our last market update, we noted that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow.  As it turns out, his prediction of 6 more weeks of winter was spot on.  We also discussed volatility coming back to the markets and we have continued to see just that.  In recent client meetings, we have been revisiting the importance of preparing ourselves emotionally for the sudden, severe, and unpredictable stock market drops that are “part of the deal” when it comes to stock market investing. 

Market Update: “The bad news is, it’s all good news!”

Originally written on February 7, 2018

We hope this update finds you well!  Among the Super Bowl headlines and Punxsutawney Phil seeing his shadow, predicting 6 more weeks of winter, you may have noticed that volatility has returned to the stock market for the first time in a while.